The Shelburne Museum will be opening In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America which will focus on Impressionist paintings from the Shelburne’s deep collection. The new exhibit is inspired by Monet’s 1874 piece Le Pont, Amsterdam. This work holds a very important distinction as it is the first Monet painting to be added to an American collection by the Shelburne Museum’s founder Electra Havemeyer Webb’s parents.
Other pieces for the In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America exhibit come from several private collectors as well as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Along with Claude Monet, they include works by other iconic masters of French Impressionism such as Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas. In a New Light will open June 14 and is guest curated by scholar Margaret Burgess.
French Impressionism was an era of artistic mastery that Galerie Michael believes to be one of the greatest and most vibrant. That’s why we often showcase works by masters like Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, and Edgar Degas and have many of their original works available to add to your own collection. If you’d like a full listing of the works available by these iconic artists, visit their pages at Monet, Manet, and Degas to inquire about your favorites.