June 11 – September 4, 2022

In 1883, French Impressionist painter Claude Monet settled in Giverny, a village nestled at the confluence of the Seine and Epte rivers. This is the scene of the CMA’s beloved Monet landscape painting. Glimpses of the new, still-radical Impressionist style inspired many American artists to go study in France where the movement was developing in real time. 

American artists traveled to Giverny and home again for four decades at the turn of the 20th century, transforming the American art scene. This exhibition features over 40 artists, including Giverny Colony founders Willard Metcalf and Louis Ritter, as well as Richard Edward Miller, Lilla Cabot Perry, John Singer Sargent, Mary Fairchild MacMonnies, and Guy Rose.

Organized by the Columbia Museum of Art.


Dawson Dawson-Watson
(1864 – 1939)
Harvest Time (detail), c. 1891
Oil on canvas
Private Collection
Image courtesy of Bonhams


Recorded June 17, 2022

In The Shadow of Monet discussion with Martha Severens

Enjoy a conversation between CMA executive director Della Watkins and Martha Severens, guest curator for In the Shadow of Monet: Giverny and American Impressionism.


Multimedia Tour

See Monet's garden at Giverny and learn more about the exhibition from its curator, Martha Severens, in this multimedia tour.

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