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Monday, December 28, 2015

Only One Week Left to See CMA's 'Monet to Matisse' Exhibition

Posted By on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 11:49 AM

click to enlarge Water Lilies (Agapanthus), c. 1915–26. Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Oil on canvas; 201.3 x 425.6 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund and an anonymous gift 1960.81.
  • Water Lilies (Agapanthus), c. 1915–26. Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Oil on canvas; 201.3 x 425.6 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund and an anonymous gift 1960.81.
The exhibition from the Cleveland Museum of Art, entitled Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, closes a week from Tuesday on Jan. 5, having attracted large crowds of both locals and out-of-towners.

This earlier Scene article describes the exhibit as using Monet and the Impressionists as a starting point to explore the role of the garden as a multifaceted theme in modern art. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between the CMA and the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and Cleveland is the exhibition’s only U.S. destination.

Many Cleveland locals have seen only a portion of Monet's triptych, Water Lillies (Agapanthus), a piece that the Cleveland Museum of Art currently owns. However the three pieces are reunited as the centerpiece of the exhibition, with the other two on loan from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and the St. Louis Art Museum.

More than 100 paintings are being featured by masters such as Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Wassily Kandinsky, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, John Singer Sargent, Joaquín Sorolla, Vincent van Gogh and many more.

The exhibition’s extensive collection of paintings and documentary materials have been borrowed from nearly 20 private collections and more than 40 museums, foundations and cultural institutions.

While the museum’s permanent galleries are always free and open to the public, this special exhibition requires a separate ticket. Adults are $18, students and seniors are $16, kids (ages 6 to 17) are $9 and children under 5 are free.

(Cleveland Museum of Art) 11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7340, clevelandart.org



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