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Masterpieces from the Rau Collection
The Dayton Art Institute is the only museum in the Midwestern United States to showcase this spectacular exhibition of 95 paintings from one of the world’s most distinguished private collections.
Spanning more than 500 years, the Rau Collection features rarely seen masterpieces by El Greco, Gainsborough, Cézanne, Pissarro, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cassatt, and others.
These masterworks represent just a small selection of the 800 works of art acquired by Dr. Gustav Rau (1922 – 2002) over more than 40 years. Half of the works on display are Old Master paintings from the 15th to the early 19th centuries; the other half represents Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early modern art from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries.
Highlights of the exhibition include:
- El Greco’s Saint Dominic in Prayer
- Canaletto’s Saint Mark’s Square
- The Sea at L'Estaque by Paul Cézanne
- Auguste Renoir’s Woman with a Rose
- Six paintings by Claude Monet
The Dayton Art Institute is one of only two American museums to showcase this spectacular exhibition on its first and only U.S. tour. Most of these paintings have never been shown in public before.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see spectacular works by some of the world’s greatest artists!