Return of the Lilies: Monet Makes a Triumphant Encore at the Kimbell

Impressionism abounds in North Texas. Just after wishing Berthe Morisot goodbye from Dallas and sending her to Paris, Claude Monet arrives in Fort Worth.This is not a coincidence. Instead, it stems from the fact that two important scholars of 19th century French painting — Nicole Myers at the Dallas Museum of Art and George T. M. Shackelford at the Kimbell Art Museum — are in Dallas-Fort Worth, using their connections, charm and institutional ambition to create Impressionist exhibitions especially for North Texas audiences.Shackelford, curator and deputy director, is bringing us "Monet: The Late Work," the final in a two-part series of exhibitions for the Kimbell and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and devoted to the canonical Impressionist. The exhibition, with more than 50 paintings, is on view through Sept. 15.  Continue reading...

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