Monet: Framing Life

Sun, Oct 22, 2017 — Sun, Mar 4, 2018

This intimate exhibition focuses on an important painting in the DIA collection—Claude Monet’s Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs) from 1876, formerly known as Gladioli and recently retitled based on new research. Monet created this work during his residency in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil between late 1871 and early 1878. Monet’s time in Argenteuil was especially productive, for it was here that he and fellow avant-garde painters formed the group now known as the Impressionists. By bringing the DIA’s painting together with 10 other Argenteuil paintings by Monet and fellow impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the exhibition presents a more comprehensive story about the creation of Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs) and how it fits into Monet’s body of work as well as the history of Impressionism more broadly. This exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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This exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Generous corporate support has been provided by Park West Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Altair, English Gardens, and Grand Hotel—Mackinac Island. 

Major support has been provided by Lois and Avern Cohn. Additional funding is contributed by Dr. Mark and Amy Haimann, Dr. Theodore and Diana Golden, anonymous donors, Eleanore and Dick Gabrys, and Andrew L. and Gayle Shaw Camden.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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