Opening: Thursday, May 12 – 14, 2022 12 – 12 pm
Thursday, May 12 – Sep 5, 2022

111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603


Member previews: May 12–14, 2022

May 15–Sep 5, 2022

EXHIBITION | Regenstein Hall

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Exhibitions are free with museum admission.


Paul Cezanne (French, 1839–1906) pursued a pair of questions throughout most of his life: Could a painter create artworks one sensation at a time? And, if so, would pictures made this way somehow be truer to life than those made by other means?

This groundbreaking retrospective sheds new light not only on how this pivotal artist created his works, but also why his art remains so vital today.

This exhibition is the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States in more than 25 years and the first exhibition on Cezanne organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in more than 70 years. Planned in coordination with Tate Modern, the ambitious project explores Cezanne’s work across media and genres with 90 oil paintings, 40 watercolors and drawings, and two complete sketchbooks. This outstanding array encompasses the range of Cezanne’s signature subjects and series—little-known early allegorical paintings, Impressionist landscapes, paintings of Montagne Sainte Victoire, portraits, and bather scenes—and includes both well-known works and rarely seen compositions from public and private collections in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.


Still Life with Apples (detail), 1893–94

Paul Cezanne. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles