Exhibit of Impressionist Masters to Open in Reno

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An exhibit featuring 29 works by impressionist masters such as Claude Monet and Edgar Degas will open next week at the Nevada Museum of Art.

The show, "An Impressionist Eye: Painting and Sculpture from the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation," will run from Sunday through July 18.

The exhibit also will feature works by other 19th and early 20th century masters, including Edouard Vuillard, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Mary Cassatt.

The show will feature Monet's "Chrysanthemums" Renoir's "Seated Female Nude, or After the Bathe" and Cassatt's "Young Woman Holding a Handkerchief to Her Chin."

"It's a great opportunity," said Steven High, the museum's director and CEO. "Part of our goal here is to expand the quality of exhibitions and to introduce the community to works that are just not available here ... We couldn't pass it up."

The Levins collected the works from the 1960s to the 1990s. The collection went on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art after Janice Levin died in 2001.

The show offers a glimpse of art that is difficult to get out on the road, High said.

"It's getting very difficult to exhibit this kind of caliber of work," he told the Reno Gazette-Journal. "The values are getting so high that museums are less inclined to let them leave their buildings."

The museum is open every day except Mondays and holidays. Admission is free for museum members, $8 for seniors and students and $10 for adults.