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Renoir's 'The Umbrellas'

At the Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

Until 1 September 2024

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is a world of discovery with collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world.

A family-friendly day out, the galleries include Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, Leicester Stories Gallery, the Victorian Art Gallery, Arts and Crafts Gallery, Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection, and Leicester's internationally renowned German Expressionism collection.

It was formerly known as New Walk Museum.

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Renoir, 'The Umbrellas'

Renoir’s The Umbrellas is in an intimate gallery adjacent to the Victorian Art Gallery. The display encourages slow-looking and features a new animation bringing the artwork to life and taking the viewer on a visual journey through the bustling streets of 1880s Paris. The seating encourages you to develop a deeper engagement with the painting and spend time with the items on display, soaking up the atmosphere.

The animation has been commissioned from Kino Bino, the award-winning Leicester based animation studio who have worked with the BBC, Young V&A and the National Trust.

Supporting the display is a series of school visits with talks encouraging children to make their own observations and get familiar with talking about art. There will also be family craft events during school holidays including a themed family trail and in focus lectures.

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