Though spanning only fifty years, these galleries encompass works that demonstrate the monumental shift in European art from the conventions of the earlier part of the nineteenth century to the dawn of Modernism in the twentieth.
Highlights from the Collections
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The Museum’s collection is particularly strong in French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, including a superb selection of paintings by Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, among others. Also on display are furniture and wallpaper designs by William Morris and striking examples of Art Nouveau furniture, glass, and ceramics. The galleries culminate in some of the Museum’s greatest treasures, such as Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Cézanne’s Large Bathers, an icon of early Modernism that inspired Picasso and other artists in the decades to come.
The most important cache of nineteenth-century sculpture in the Museum’s collection is the group of more than 100 bronzes, marbles, and plasters by Rodin, which are displayed both in these galleries and at the Rodin Museum, which houses the first bronze cast of the artist’s masterpiece, The Gates of Hell.
Please note, many of the objects on view in these galleries rotate periodically.