Monet’s Water Lilies

Sep 13, 2009–Apr 12, 2010

MoMA

Claude Monet. Water Lilies, Reflections of Weeping Willows. 1914–1926. Oil on canvas. 51 1/4″ × 78 3/4″ (130.2 × 200 cm). Private collection. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • MoMA, Floor 2

For the first time in the Museum’s new building, MoMA presents an installation featuring the full group of Claude Monet’s late paintings in the collection. These include a mural-sized triptych (Water Lilies, 1914–26) and a single-panel painting of the water lilies in the Japanese-style pond that Monet cultivated on his property in Giverny, France (Water Lilies, 1914–26), as well as The Japanese Footbridge (c. 1920–22) and Agapanthus (1914–26), depicting the majestic plants in the pond’s vicinity. These paintings have long held a special status with the Museum’s audiences and, much like MoMA’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, they provide a modern oasis in the center of midtown Manhattan. These works will be complemented by two loans of closely related paintings.

Organized by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture.

The exhibition is made possible by Hanjin Shipping.

Publications

  • Claude Monet: Water Lilies Exhibition catalogue, Paperback, 52 pages
  • 2 pages

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