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Monday, 16 June 2014 10:54

New Exhibition at the Shelburne Museum Celebrates French Impressionism

Edouard Manet's 'The Grand Canal, Venice,' 1875. Edouard Manet's 'The Grand Canal, Venice,' 1875. Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont

The Shelburne Museum is expecting a lot of visitors for its new exhibition that features some of the most famous paintings in the world. It's a very rare chance for people to see the paintings from French masters.

Museum staff was putting the finishing touches on a new exhibition that opens to the public Saturday. It is called "In a New Light; French impressionism arrives in America." The centerpiece is Monet's "Le Pont, Amsterdam." It is the very first painting by Monet to become part of an American collection. It was bought from the artist in Paris by Louisine Havemeyer, mother of Shelburne Museum found Electra Havemeyer Webb.

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