The Artist"s Garden at Giverny, 1900
Claude Monet's beloved gardens at his Giverny home were a source of inspiration not just to him, but to scores of other artists both during his life and after his death to the present day. Even while untended and overgrown between 1926 and their restoration in in the late 1980s, these gardens continued to cast their spell over American artists -- some of whom, like Ellsworth Kelly, first saw them on while active duty and subsequently returned to France to study art on the G.I.
Bill. The special exhibition In Monet's Garden: The Lure of Giverny is built around twelve core Monet canvases and includes an additional 44 works by French painters, and American Impressionist, Post-World War II and Contemporary artists.
Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: October 12, 2007-January 20, 2008
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris: February 12-May 11, 2008