Monet and Chicago: Take a Digital Stroll Through the Exhibition Showcasing the City’s Monet-Mania

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Monet and Chicago Take a Digital Stroll Through the Exhibition Showcasing the Citys Monet Mania

Claude Monet. Apples and Grapes, 1880. Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection.Art Institute of Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago has opened the exhibition Monet and Chicago, on view through January 18, 2021, with highlights online. This exhibition explores the city’s unique relationship with this Impressionist artist, showcasing the Art Institute’s exemplary holdings alongside works from esteemed Chicago-based collections. (An exhibition catalogue is available.) Chicago has long admired Monet. In 1891, Bertha and Potter Palmer acquired some 20 paintings by Monet— including several from the Stacks of Wheat series—a fraction of the 90 canvases the Palmers would come to own. That year, Martin A. Ryerson, who served