Monet and Chicago at Art Institute of Chicago, September 5, 2020 – January 18, 2021

The Art Institute of Chicago presents Monet and Chicago. The exhibition explores the city’s unique relationship with this Impressionist artist, showcasing the Art Institute’s exemplary holdings alongside works from esteemed Chicago-based collections.

“Monet’s work is a vital part of the Art Institute’s identity. Today, the museum’s 33 paintings and 13 drawings constitute the largest collection of works by the artist outside of Paris. Among the more than 70 paintings in the exhibition—from the Art Institute’s holdings and Chicago-based collections—are beloved major works as well as rarely seen still lifes, figural scenes, seascapes, and landscapes, spanning his long career from early caricatures made at Le Havre to the last splendid canvases inspired by his garden and water lily pond at Giverny. Monet and Chicago also benefits from new art-historical research and in-depth scientific study of his materials and techniques and offers an opportunity to look more closely at the artist’s oeuvre through our everadvancing understanding of his creative process.” — Art Institute of Chicago

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Claude Monet. On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt, 1868. The Art Institute of Chicago, Potter Palmer Collection.

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Claude Monet. The Artist’s House at Argenteuil, 1873. The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection.

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Claude Monet. Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877. The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection.

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Claude Monet. Bordighera, 1884. The Art Institute of Chicago, Potter Palmer Collection.

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Claude Monet. Stack of Wheat (Thaw, Sunset), 1890/91. The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Searle.

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Claude Monet. Water Lily Pond, 1900. The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection.

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Claude Monet. Venice, Palazzo Dario, 1908. The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection.

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Claude Monet. Waterloo Bridge, Gray Weather, 1900. The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mrs. Mortimer B. Harris.

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Claude Monet. Water Lilies, 1906. The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection.

Monet and Chicago is organized by Gloria Groom, Chair and David and Mary Winton Green Curator of Painting and Sculpture of Europe at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Images courtesy Art Institute of Chicago.