M.S. Rau Antiques

Arts & Culture
2:42 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Royal Street Gallery Show Leaves Quite an Impression

"Woman in a Canoe" by Giuseppe DeNittis, 1876.
M.S. Rau Antiques

Amid the bustle of the French Quarter are some rooms well back from the street that are adorned with 40 Impressionist paintings. While some are for sale, all are free to behold.

Bill Rau’s family has operated their antique store on Royal Street for 100 years. They decided to mark the occasion with a look back at what was most popular when it first opened. A century ago, Impressionism was all the rage.

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