Phillips Collection to exhibit Renoir masterpiece


The Phillips Collection celebrates its 90th anniversary while showcasing the masterpiece of their collection, Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party. The exhibition, titled 90 Years of New: Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party and European Masterworks, runs from Sept. 2 through Dec. 31, 2011. In addition to the artwork installation, the exhibition also features Renoir-inspired menus, with dishes including Burgandy escargot, Poulet au vinaigre and Coq au vin with mushroom risotto.

The event promises to be a connection to the French culture depicted in Renoir’s painting, immersing viewers while giving them a French culinary experience. Phillips Director Dorothy Kosinski says of the exhibition, “We’re excited by the opportunity to create a link between the visual and culinary arts and to celebrate French culture in an innovative and delicious way.”

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