Have a unique vision of the world? Like to take and post offbeat photo images on Instagram or Twitter?
Add the hashtag #MyImpressionContest to your posts and you might be enjoying free admissions to the Philadelphia Museum of Art's primo exhibit of Impressionistic masterpieces, on view through September 13, plus entrée to a special Garden Soiree next Wednesday (July 29) in the museum's sculpture garden.
The party (actually open to all exhibit ticket holders) promises a full day of lawn games, French Music, food truck repasts plus creatively cross-dressing models from Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School you'll also want to capture with camera lens or pad 'n sketch pencils.
These gambits are part of noble mission by the Museum (and corporate sponsor Comcast Business) to interest younger souls in the great works of Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro and (Philadelphia's own, for a while) Mary Cassatt, among others. All have been gathered for "Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting," an exhibit (80 works strong) honoring the daring 19th century art dealer named in the title who embraced the beautifully blurred and emotive styles of art which came to be known as Impressionism. Radicals of the world, unite!
Philadelphia is just one of three host cities (along with London and Paris) to be hosting the exhibit, co-organized by our art palace, the National Gallery in London and the Reunion des Musees Nationaux – Grand Palasi in collaboration with the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.