Whistler in Venice: The Pastels

January 18, 2003 – June 15, 2003

Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive and 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Ground Floor Corridor Floor Plan

As part of a year-long celebration of the centenary of Whistler's death in 1903, the exhibition highlights 14 unusually beautiful and rare pastels along with etchings and a watercolor. Whistler completed 90 pastels while in Venice between September 1879 and November 1880, capturing the varied moods of the watery city.