Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party
(OCT 7, 2017–JAN 7, 2018)
Exhibition curator Eliza Rathbone introduces Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party.
This exhibition explores The Phillips Collection’s celebrated Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880–81) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and the diverse circle of friends who inspired it. The first exhibition to specifically focus on this singular masterwork in, it is comprised of more than 40 carefully chosen works—paintings, drawings, pastels, and photographs from public and private collections around the world—that reveal the story of Luncheon of the Boating Party and the artists and patrons who were instrumental in its creator’s success.