Claude Monet’s Nymphéas
Opened April 15, 2022
Join us in welcoming one of Claude Monet’s celebrated waterlily paintings, on temporary loan to the Speed Art Museum. In 1893, Monet moved to Giverny, France, where he immediately set about building a lavish lily pond, complete with surrounding gardens. Painted in 1897, Nymphéas represents one of the artist’s first explorations of the theme of the lily pond, and it became a subject to which Monet was devoted for the remainder of his life. Capturing the complex relationships among water, reflections, and light, Monet’s Nymphéas is a lovely meditation on the passage of a moment in time.