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Past Exhibitions


'Houses of Parliament in the Fog' by Claude Monet

European and American Impressionism at the High Museum of Art

July 14–September 30, 2012

After a two-year tour of the southeastern United States, the High Museum of Art’s collection of European and American Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and works on paper has returned home. Thanks to many generous patrons, the High’s collection has grown tremendously over the past fifty years.

It now includes multiple works by Monet, Pissarro, Degas, and Renoir, tracing the history of Impressionism from its beginnings in the work of Eugène Boudin and Frédéric Bazille to the classic Impressionism of Monet and Pissarro to the various later off-shoots that we now call Post-Impressionism, with work by Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard.

In addition to European art, the High also possesses a fine collection of works by American artists who were either directly or indirectly influenced by Impressionism. Artists living abroad, such as John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt, moved in the heart of the Impressionist circle and were among the first American painters to adopt the new style of painting. Others followed and helped to make Impressionism the movement that is beloved by Museum visitors today. Please join us in welcoming our collection home.