Montgomery Art Association

Private Guided Tour: “An Italian Impressionist in Paris: Giuseppe De Nittis”

  • 5 Feb 2023
  • 11:30 AM
  • The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
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  • Cost includes museum admission, which is required to access the exhibit
  • Membership will be confirmed upon arrival at the museum


MAA has arranged for a private guided tour of the exhibition “An Italian Impressionist in Paris:  Giuseppe De Nittis” at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, on February 5 at 11:30 am.   

The Phillips Collection, in collaboration with the Pinacoteca Giuseppe De Nittis, the City of Barletta, Italy, and the Puglia Region (Italy), presents the first exhibition in the U.S. devoted to the work of Giuseppe De Nittis (1846-1884), an Italian painter whose career flourished in Impressionist Paris in the 1870s and 1880s.  The exhibition is only shown at the Philips and features approximately 70 artworks.  Although not well known outside of Italy, De Nittis is a central figure to the aesthetic and institutional upheavals of 1870s Paris.  His urban scenes of Paris feature innovative arrangements and plein air subjects painted with a detailed realism that depicts a sophisticated and economically booming city - a choice unique to De Nittis's work.  New research is presented in the exhibition about De Nittis's friendships with Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet, and his early collaborations in Naples with a young Gustave Caillebotte.  Work from all periods of De Nittis's career is featured along with select works by his most important friends in Paris.

Interested participants of the MAA tour may also register for a panel discussion from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in which Phillips Curator Susan Behrends Frank moderates a conversation about Giuseppe De Nittis and Impressionism. Panelists include Dr. Robert Jensen, Dr. Mary Morton, and Dr. Michael Marrinan, and Guest Curator Renato Miracco. 


Cost: $24 per person if you are not a Phillips Collection member (includes required museum admission) or $8 per person if you are a Phillips Collection member (membership confirmed by museum staff upon arrival).  

Please note that while there is no additional cost to attend the panel, registration for the panel is required if you wish to attend.  If you wish to attend the panel as well as the tour, please select "Yes" when prompted while registering from this page.

Schedule:  The tour will last approximately one (1) hour.  The panel will last approximately two (2) hours.  Time schedule for each option is as follows:

  • Tour only:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tour plus panel:   Tour from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm; Break from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm; Panel from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Where to meet: At the museum main entrance about 15-20 minutes before your tour is to begin. See parking and visitor info

Group size: There will be two concurrent tour groups; each group is limited to 20 participants. MAA members may bring 1 guest. Indicate on the registration form if you’d like to be contacted if we’re under-enrolled and you’d like to sign up additional guests.

Cancellation policy:  
Cancellations are accepted via email at Refunds will only be provided if we are able to fill your spot with someone on the waiting list and only until January 31. From February 1-onward, no refunds.  

Safety protocols: The Phillips Collection requires that visitors show proof of vaccination or a same-day negative COVID-19 test upon entry, along with a government-issued photo ID. Read the full guidelines

Questions: Email

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