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New European Galleries


Experience our astonishing collection of Impressionist art like never before in our newly refreshed and reinstalled nineteenth-century European galleries. The thoughtful new arrangement features inspired groupings—luminous landscapes, unconventional nudes—and places paintings side by side with sculpture, furniture, prints, and even wallpaper to reveal shared sources of inspiration among the era’s greatest artists. The galleries culminate in the beautiful Rotunda, which now houses some of our best-loved works by Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Berthe Morisot, Vincent van Gogh, and others.

Main Building

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Image Gallery

Get a sneak peek at works installed in the New European Galleries.

Watch: Monet’s Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny
Learn how Monet’s work was inspired by a deep appreciation for the natural world and an interest in Japanese art.


Support for the reinstallation of the galleries of nineteenth-century European art has been generously provided by Robert and Lynne Pollack, an anonymous donor in honor of Williamina and Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, Barbara B. and Theodore R. Aronson, John and Gloria Drosdick, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart A. Resnick, Harriet and Ron Lassin, Maxine de S. Lewis, Katherine Sachs, and Martha McGeary Snider.

Support for both the exhibition The Impressionist’s Eye and the reinstallation of the galleries of nineteenth-century European art has been generously provided by Lyn M. Ross, Joan F. Thalheimer, and Lois G. and Julian A. Brodsky. The Impressionist’s Eye was made possible by presenting sponsor Bank of America. Contributions to the exhibition were also made by The Robert Montgomery Scott Endowment for Exhibitions, The Laura and William C. Buck Endowment for Exhibitions, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Fund for Special Exhibitions, The Harriet and Ronald Lassin Fund for Special Exhibitions, The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Fund for Exhibitions, and an anonymous donor.


Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection; and Kathryn B. Hiesinger, The J. Mahlon Buck, Jr. Family Senior Curator of European Decorative Arts after 1700

With Eileen Owens, Research and Exhibition Assistant, European Painting; Miriam Stanton, Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Fellow, European Painting; Michelle Millar Fisher, The Louis C. Madeira IV Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts; Olivier Hurstel, Curatorial Fellow in European Decorative Arts and Sculpture; Louis Marchesano, The Audrey and William H. Helfand Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; Samuel Ewing, Horace W. Goldsmith Curatorial Fellow in Photography; and Clare Kobasa, Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
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