Turner to Cézanne
National Museum Wales, known for having one of the finest Impressionist art collections in Europe, sent to the U.S. highlights from its remarkable Davies Collection, an extraordinary group of 19th- and early 20th-century paintings that were renowned for its beauty and quality. These works, which helped shape the course of Western art, were assembled between 1908 and 1923 by sisters Gwendoline and Margaret Davies.
Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales was on display at the Columbia Museum of Art from March 6–June 7, 2009. This one of a kind collection was on view in South Carolina for the first time in the United States. The exhibition only traveled to five venues in the U.S. and the Columbia Museum of Art was the opening venue. The Columbia presentation was made possible by the Blanchard Family.
The exhibition was organized by the American Federation of Arts and National Museum Wales and supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.