As the new Dayton Art Institute opened its doors in 1930 the entire city celebrated.

Famous Monet paintings centerpiece of new exhibit  at the Dayton Art Institute

Three paintings by Claude Monet will be the centerpiece of a new exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute. 

“Monet and Impressionism” will focus on paintings by artists Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Frederick Frieseke, Henri Matisse and Monet. 

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Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926), Waterlilies, 1903, oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. Joseph Rubin, 1953.11, collection of the Dayton Art Institute.

“We are thrilled to be able to present this absolute gem of an exhibition, which is based around Monet and the lasting achievements of the Impressionists. It is a great addition to our year-long centennial celebration that we feel the community will really enjoy,” Jerry N. Smith, DAI’s Chief Curator, said in a release. 

 

Three works by Monet, the DAI’s own Waterlilies (1903), the 1903 oil painting Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight Effect (effect de soleil), on loan from the Denver Art Museum, and the pastel Sainte-Adresse, View Across the Estuary (about 1865–1870), on loan from a private collection, will be highlighted among the 13 paintings in the display. 

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Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917), After the Bath, c. 1895, pastel on paper. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Haswell, 1952.33, collection of the Dayton Art Institute.

“Monet and Impressionism,” on view through Aug. 25, is free for members and included with the museum’s suggested general admission for non-members. The exhibition is organized by the Dayton Art Institute, and the DAI is its only venue. 

Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926), Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight Effect (effect de soleil), 1903, oil on canvas. Denver Art Museum collection: funds from Helen Dill bequest, 1935.15

In conjunction with the focus exhibition, the museum will present a Curatorial Conversations program with Smith on May 30 at 6 p.m. He will take a behind-the-scenes look at “Monet and Impressionism.” 

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Want to go? 

What: “Monet and Impressionism”

Where: The Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton 

When: May 11- Aug. 25 

Admission: Free for members and included with the museum’s suggested general admission for non-members. Adults: $14; Seniors (60+), Students (18+ w/ID), Active Military, Groups (10 or more): $11; Youth (ages 7-17): $6. Children (6 & under): Free

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