Apollo

Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

15 Nov 2020 - 28 Feb 2021

While some museums are closed again due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that remain open as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.

Presenting two histories side by side, this exhibition offers a survey of Monet’s long artistic career while also telling the story of his relationship with the city of Boston, where he had many collectors in his lifetime. His first solo show in Boston took place in 1911 at the Museum of Fine Arts, which also held a memorial exhibition following his death in 1926. All 35 oil paintings by Monet in the museum’s collection will be displayed together for the first time in 25 years, alongside works by his European contemporaries and Japanese woodblock prints also in the MFA’s collection (and a selection of private loans). Find out more from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s website.

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The Water Lily Pond (1900), Claude Monet.

The Water Lily Pond (1900), Claude Monet. © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume) (1876), Claude Monet.

La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume) (1876), Claude Monet. © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Rouen Cathedral Façade and Tour d'Albane (Morning Effect) (1894), Claude Monet.

Rouen Cathedral Façade and Tour d’Albane (Morning Effect) (1894), Claude Monet. © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Grand Canal (1908), Monet.

Grand Canal (1908), Claude Monet. © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston