"Monet: Paintings of Giverny from the Musee Marmottan," now at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, displays 22 of the 87 paintings that Monet's son, Michel, bequeathed to France. The exhibition will remain at the Walters until May 31. It then goes on view at the San Diego Museum of Art from June 28 through Aug. 30 and at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon from Sept. 20 through Nov. 22.
A more ambitious show, "Monet in the 20th Century," is scheduled to begin at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on Sept. 20. Many of its 75 pictures, drawn from institutions around the world, were painted in Giverny, including "The Water Lily Pond," from 1919 to 1926, which has never been publicly exhibited."Monet in the 20th Century," which will take up more continuous space than ever before devoted to a single exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, will remain in Boston, its only American stop, until Dec. 27.
Reserved tickets are required for both exhibitions. Tickets for the Boston show cost $15 on weekdays and $17.50 on weekends; entrance time and day are specified. The museum, at 465 Huntington Ave., is open daily. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 and may be purchased at the museum or ordered by calling (617) 542 4632. Information: (617) 267-9300.
In Baltimore, tickets cost $10 on weekdays and $12 on weekends and are available at the museum or through Ticketmaster, (800) 551-7328. Information: (888) 844-4242.