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Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process

  • Dates: October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • End Time: 5:00 PM
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Admission: Included with gallery admission: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; $6 for college students and youth 6-18; free for children 5 and under and UR students, faculty, and staff
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery
  • Address: 500 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607-1484
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Email: maginfo@mag.rochester.edu
  • Web Site: http://mag.rochester.edu

 In October 2018, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester (MAG) will present a major focus exhibition of paintings from the Impressionist master Claude Monet’s series “Waterloo Bridge.”  Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process will include the stellar example from MAG’s collection along with seven other versions borrowed from North American sister institutions, including the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Worcester Art Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. The exhibition will be on view at MAG from October 7, 2018 through January 6, 2019.

 “It is an honor to present these exceptional works of art from such important institutions here in Rochester,” said MAG Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director Jonathan Binstock. “The exhibition is advancing scholarship on Monet by developing new knowledge about his working process over the extended period of time when he made these works. Of course, the exhibition is also a rare opportunity to see a thoughtful selection of pictures from Monet’s stunning and revolutionary late period.” Dan Burns, the Rochester Regional President of M&T Bank, presenting sponsor of the exhibition, said in support that "Rochester is a vibrant, creative community—thanks in large part to our wonderful arts culture. At M&T, we are dedicated to fostering the arts in all of the communities in which we operate and we are proud to play a role in bringing these masterpieces to Rochester for all our neighbors to enjoy."

Monet painted over 40 versions of Waterloo Bridge during three London sojourns between 1899 and 1901. He saw these paintings both individually and as an ensemble that, collectively, expressed his sense of the essential subject—the atmosphere and colors of the fog-bound landscape of London’s Thames River. The exhibition Monet’s Waterloo Bridgeoffers visitors the unique opportunity to experience several versions of the series concurrently; creating a special dialogue that allows a rare glimpse at Monet’s artistic vision as well as the process by which he struggled to achieve that vision.