This is a one night event nationwide in certain theaters, on Thursday April 11, 2013. I am going on Thursday, Cinemark Festival Bay, Orlando. It is an exhibition on screen of the exhibit, "Manet, Portraying Life at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. I can't wait to see how this is done on a movie screen! For information go to www.fathomevents.com, plug in your zip code and click on a theatre near you where you can buy tickets and see the trailer. They will be doing a one night event in this series on Munch in June, and Vermeer in October.
Manet is one of my favorite French painters. Many think he was one of the Impressionist but he never classified himself as such even though he was painting during the same time period. Their were 8 Impressionist exhibits between the years of 1874 and 1886 and he did not exhibit in any of them. His student and protege Berthe Morisot was in a few and was only one of three women to exhibit with the French Impressionists, along with American, Mary Cassatt and Marie Bracquemond.
If you go see this, please leave a comment and let me know what you thought!