One of the great things about living in Albany is that we are just a short drive from three world-class museums in Fort Worth. For example, on November 8, the Kimbell Art Museum opens a new exhibition, Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye. This is big news for two reasons. 

First, Gustave Caillebotte (pronounced Goo-stahf Kai-buh-t) was one of the most interesting artistsof the French Impressionist period. To paraphrase the Kimbell website, his bold paintings, which experimented with radical points of view and audacious perspective, focused on Paris streets, domestic life, and the French countryside. The exhibition, organized jointly by the National Gallery of Art and the Kimbell, focuses on Caillebotte’s masterpieces made between 1875 and 1882. 

Second, if you can’t make it to Fort Worth to see Caillebotte’s paintings, you can come to the Old Jail Art Center and see our outstanding Caillebotte painting, Paysage Avec Riviere (Landscape with River), painted around 1888. Although painted too late to be included in the Kimbell exhibition, collection connections like this link smaller museums like the OJAC with bigger museums like the Kimbell, and remind us of the universal power of great art.