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Monday, 06 July 2015 10:45

The Norton Museum of Art Swaps Paintings with Switzerland's Fondation Beyeler

Paul Gauguin's 'Christ in the Garden of Olives.' Paul Gauguin's 'Christ in the Garden of Olives.' Wikimedia Commons

Quite a poker chip, the Norton Museum of Art has.

Among its permanent collection is an iconic painting from Paul Gauguin, “Christ in the Garden of Olives (1889),” that museums all over the world want to show.

And so they trade.

Though July 12, visitors to the West Palm Beach museum will be able to see a master work from Claude Monet, “Nymphéas,” which the Norton received from Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland in exchange for their Gauguin.

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