Claude Monet, born in 1840, was a leader among the circle of 19th century French painters known as the Impressionists. He made his life's singular mission to capture the essence of nature and light with nothing more than paint and canvas. This pursuit would result in more than a new way of painting - it would change the very notion of what art is.

For the first time in over a decade the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has agreed to loan the majority of the paintings from its world-renowned Monet collection.

Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist's Garden in Argenteuil

Grainstack (1891),
Claude Monet: Masterworks from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presents works spanning fifty years of the artist's career and features many of his most recognizable and important paintings including Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist's Garden in Argenteuil (1875), Grainstack (1891),two works from Monet's famous series of paintings of Rouen Cathedral - Rouen Cathedral Façade and Tour d'Albane (Morning effect) (1894) and Rouen Cathedral, Façade (1894), and two later masterpieces from the artist's garden at Giverny Water Lilies (1905) and The Water Lily Pond (1900), which features Monet's signature Japanese footbridge, one of the most recognizable images in the history of Western Art.

The city of Boston is famously known for its commitment to the work of Claude Monet. Bostonian collectors began acquiring works by the artist in 1887 and by 1906 The Museum of Fine Arts had its first Monet in its permanent collection. The Museum was also one of the first institutions in America to devote an exhibition to Monet during his lifetime.

Water Lilies (1905)

The Water Lily Pond (1900),


Hours and Admissions

  9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily
Exhibit on display until September 13, 2004
Advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended
General admission $15
Nevada residents $12
Students and seniors (over 65) $12
Annual membership The Blue Card $45 Annual member benefits include unlimited admission for, discounts in the Gallery Store, and discounts for accompanying guests.

Audio Tour available in: English, French, Japanese and Spanish.

Tickets available by calling 877-957-9777 or (702) 693-7871 or online at

Please remember to visit our website at for more information about the gallery and our exhibitions.

Smoking, food, beverages, strollers, videotaping, and photography are not permitted in the gallery. Please keep in mind when planning your visit, the gallery does not have facilities to hold luggage, strollers, packages, or other similar articles during your tour.

This exhibition has been organized by PaperBall and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

+ Photographs © 2004 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


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