Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Impressionism Show Sets Frick Attendance Record

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Impressionism Show Sets Frick Attendance Record

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This year's exhibition of artworks by Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas drew nearly 48,000 visitors to The Frick Pittsburgh, far more than any show in the Point Breeze art museum's history.

"Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art From the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts" ran from March 17 through July 15 and featured more than 70 masterpieces collected by Paul Mellon, a Pittsburgh native, philanthropist and breeder of champion race horses. Mr. Mellon and his wife, Rachel "Bunny," lived on a farm in Upperville, Va.

By comparison, attendance for the 2016 show "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe" drew 24,219 visitors. "Undressed," another fashion-focused show in 2017, attracted 20,725 visitors.

The Frick's fall exhibition, "Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art From Paper," opens Oct. …

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