Monet and Japonisme

This fall, the Detroit Institute of Arts celebrates its first exhibition dedicated to French Impressionist master Claude Monet in addition to the opening of its newly reinstalled galleries dedicated to Japanese art. Although the two types of art may literally and figuratively seem miles apart, there are a surprising number of connections to explore.

Join Jill Shaw, Associate Curator of European Art (1850–1950) and curator of the DIA’s exhibition Monet: Framing Life, for a lecture on how Monet’s engagement and fascination with Japanese art impacted his own avant-garde artistic practice in the second half of the nineteenth century. The talk will be followed by an exclusive evening in the exhibition, Monet: Framing Life, with a private reception.