The MFA Boston has provided the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with a selection of premieres from its largest collection of Impressionist paintings for the Texas Museum of Fine Arts exhibition. It opened on November 14. Highlights of the exhibition include paintings by Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts houses the largest collection of Impressionist paintings outside of France. In the late 1800s, Parisian critics turned their backs on the art movement. And Bostonians became avid collectors.
The city’s saturation with Impressionist work eventually moved to the MFA Boston, which was donated with three paintings by Monet in 1906 alone. This seed marked the beginning of what is now one of the largest collections of Monet’s works, consisting of 35 paintings and works on paper.
Of the 100 works that are provided by MFA Boston, 15 of them are by Monet, including such famous works as “Camille Monet and the child in the artist’s garden at Argenteuil” (1875) and “Pond with water lilies” (1900). ).
In 2004, the paintings sparked controversy when the MFA Boston contributed the work, among other things, to the exhibition “Claude Monet: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Los Vegas.
Critics have accused MFA Boston of not leasing these works, but rather renting them, as the museum expected to receive some of the profits from the sale. Although MFA Boston is one of the few museums in the United States that is fully funded by private sources, this institution does receive tax incentives.
Although MFA Boston is one of the few museums in the United States that is fully funded by private sources, this institution does receive tax incentives. With regard to the upcoming exhibition, critics can rest assured knowing that this loan was made promptly.
Today, the MFA in Boston displays more than 1 million works of fine and applied art masters. The institution owes its huge collection to the entrepreneurs and scientists of the city; it was they who bought and brought here interesting works.
Within the walls of the museum, there is a unique collection of paintings by Millet and Claude Monet. Other equally eminent artists are also represented here. Today, the MFA Boston has received the title of the largest multidisciplinary complex.
Among most American museums, it ranks second after the Metropolitan Museum in New York. But, nevertheless, some indicators still allow the MFA Boston to be the best among all other countries in the world.
A very large number of exhibits of the art of the Ancient East are kept here, in particular, various Egyptian collections. And, of course, the collection of the most beautiful Japanese ceramics, which was assembled by Edward Morse, is simply unmatched. The MFA Boston also presents canvases by the French representatives of impressionism Manet, Cezanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, Gauguin.