June 11 – September 4, 2022

In 1883, French Impressionist painter Claude Monet settled in Giverny, a village nestled on the River Seine where it met the River Epte. This is the scene of the CMA’s beloved Monet landscape painting, the lodestar of this exhibition about international influence. 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 twentieth century, transforming the American art scene. This exhibition features over 40 artists, including Giverny Colony founders Willard Metcalf and Theodore Wendel, along with Richard Edward Miller, Lila Cabot Perry, John Singer Sargent, Mary Fairchild MacMonnies, and Guy Rose.


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