The MFA boasts one of the largest collections of the celebrated Impressionist painter Claude Monet’s work outside France. Gallery 252 is dedicated to Monet, providing an immersive experience of his work from the MFA’s permanent collection and select loans from private collections. Monet returned time and again to his favorite motifs and locations, which often depict familiar sites near where he lived. Curving roads, grainstacks, and poplar trees feature throughout his long career, in early plein-air compositions like Boulevard Saint-Denis, Argenteuil, in Winter (1875) and in his famed series paintings such as Grainstack (Sunset) (1891). A grouping of works related to the artist’s life-long appreciation for Japanese art and culture is anchored here by La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume) (1876), a full-length portrayal of his wife Camille in a lavishly embroidered kimono.

  • Lorna and Robert Rosenberg Gallery (Gallery 252)

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