Exhibition now closed
14 February – 17 May 2009
Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4

Monet and the Impressionists is the largest and richest collection of Impressionist paintings ever to come to New Zealand.

This is a rare chance to see over 50 paintings from one of the world's finest collections of 19th-century French painting, held by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Twenty-seven stunning paintings by Claude Monet – including works from his Water Lily, Haystacks, and Rouen Cathedral series – are displayed alongside Impressionist masterpieces by Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Pissarro and others.

Explore this website to find out what can be seen and experienced in this memorable exhibition.

Impressionist works
in Te Papa's collections

Self-Portrait at the Easel, Paul CezanneTe Papa's collections feature works on paper by French Impressionists. more>

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Claude Monet, Meadow with poplars  c.1875, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: bequest of David P. Kimball in memory of his wife Clara Bertram Kimball. Photograph © MFA, Boston

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Major sponsor: AccorVisa entertainmentNew Zealand governmentMinistry of Culture and HeritageWellington City Council

This exhibition is jointly organised by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Image: Claude Monet, Meadow with poplars  c.1875, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: bequest of David P. Kimball in memory of his wife Clara Bertram Kimball. Photograph © MFA, Boston