February 1June 22, 2025

Claude Monet oil on canvas depicting the Rising Tide at Pourville.

Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Rising Tide at Pourville, 1882. Oil on canvas, 26 x 32 in. (66 x 81.3cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Horace O. Havemeyer, 41.1260. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

Holmes Gallery and Titelman Gallery

French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850–1950 showcases 59 artworks from the Brooklyn Museum’s esteemed collection of European art, spanning the era between the Revolution of 1848 and the conclusion of World War II—a period marked by significant social, intellectual, and political upheaval in France. In Paris, the art scene experienced profound changes as artists delved into bold, expressive styles. This era saw the emergence of artistic movements like Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism, which left a lasting impact on the Western artistic tradition.

The exhibition highlights the avant-garde movements that shaped modern art in the 19th and 20th centuries, featuring works by renowned artists native to France, as well as those who studied and exhibited there. Notable artists included in the exhibition are Pierre Bonnard, Gustave Caillebotte, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Gabriele Münter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, and others.

 This exhibition is organized by the Brooklyn Museum.

 A fully illustrated catalog will be available for purchase in the Vero Beach Museum of Art gift shop.