- Title: USA: PAUL CEZANNE EXHIBITION
- Date: 30th May 1996
- Summary: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 30, 1996) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SV/LAS EXTERIOR OF MUSEUM (2 SHOTS) 0.11 2. SV/CU PEOPLE WAITING TO ENTER EXHIBIT (3 SHOTS) 0.31 3. VARIOUS CEZANNE PAINTINGS: "UNCLE DOMINIQUE (MAN IN A COTTON CAP)" 1866; "THE ABDUCTION" 1867; "THREE BATHERS" 1879-1882; "SELF-PORTRAIT" 1875; "MADAM CEZANNE IN RED ARMCHAIR" 1877 (7 SHOTS) 1.17 4. MCU CURATOR JOSEPH RISHEL SAYING CEZANNE HAD A HUGE INFLUENCE ON 20TH CENTURY ART, AND THAT PABLO PICASSO DESCRIBED HIM AS "THE FATHER OF US ALL" (ENGLISH) 1.28 5. SLV/MCU PEOPLE LOOKING AT PAINTINGS (2 SHOTS) 1.38 6. SV SCHOOLCHILDREN 1.47 7. VARIOUS CEZANNE PAINTINGS: "THE LARGE BATHERS" 1906; "THE LARGE BATHER" 1885; "CARD PLAYERS" 1873-1896; "APPLES AND BISCUITS" 1880. (4 SHOTS) 2.10 8. MCU VISITOR MURIEL SCHWARZMAN SAYING IT'S A WONDER WHAT CEZANNE WAS ABLE TO DO (ENGLISH) 2.25 9. MCU VISITOR ALICE BARNES SAYING THE EXHIBITION IS INSPIRING (ENGLISH) 2.35 10. MCU VISITOR JOHN NELSON SAYING HE DOESN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT ART BUT THIS TOOK ME AWAY (ENGLISH) 3.00 11. SV PAINTINGS: "TEMPTATION OF SAINT ANTHONY" 3.09 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 14th June 1996 13:00
- Location: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Reuters ID: LVA6MFVXIWI78MID8NSAY9V0QXY
- Story Text: INTRO: Thousands of art lovers have flocked to Philadelphia for the opening of a major Cezanne exhibit. Philadelphia is the only place in the United States that the show will visit, and organisers are hoping that up to half a million people will attend.
------------------------------------------------------------------ It's one of the most important art shows ever staged in the United States - more than 170 works by the 19th century French impressionist Paul Cezanne.
The exhibition has toured overseas, but this is the first - and only - chance, for Americans to view it.
Organisers pre-sold 120,000 tickets, and hope that 500 thousand will eventually see the show.
Busloads of schoolchildren and tourists arrived at the exhibition before the doors were opened on Thursday (May 30), and were met with a strict schedule.
To cope with the crowds, staff at the Philadelphia Museum of Art were letting in 600 people at a time, with tickets which gave access for only an hour.
This is the only way to allow everyone a chance to see the exhibition, which lasts until September 1.
Exhibition curator Joseph Rishel was ecstatic about the chance to stage the exhibition. Cezanne is acknowledged as one of the greatest impressionists, and the man who linked 19th Century art with modern 20th century abstraction. Pablo Picasso described Cezanne as "the father of us all".
The tight schedule didn't seem to bother the art fans, young and old, who attended opening day. Any chance to see such a famous collection - drawn from public and private collections around the world - overcame the inconvenience.
As well as bringing such great art to the public, The Philadelphia Museum of Art is expecting the exhibit to be a huge financial success. As well as the entrance fees, the exhibit is accompanied by a large merchandising campaign including books, and CD-ROMs.
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