Wednesday, May 13
Bus leaves at 8:30am from the Falmouth Art Center. Departs the museum at 2:45
Cost: $60 for members; $70 for non-members
Come Join Us For A Trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, one of the world’s top museums, for a once-in-a-generation chance to see the new Monet Exhibit, “Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression.”
There will be time to see other parts of the museum as well.
We will travel in style on a luxury coach to Boston, leaving from the Falmouth Art Center at 8:30am sharp. Please plan to arrive at the Falmouth Art Center at 8:15am so we can be sure to leave on time.
There are no docent or audio tours for the Monet Exhibit, so we will tour the exhibit ourselves with time to see other exhibits as well.
Lunch is on your own, so that everyone has sufficient time to see the exhibits. There are four wonderful restaurants at the MFA, from fine dining to cafeteria style. If you choose the fine dining option, the 465 Bar & Restaurant, you will need to make a reservation in advance.
We will leave the museum promptly at 2:45pm. Please plan to meet at the bus at 2:30 to ensure an on time departure. We will have snacks available on the bus ride back to Falmouth.
Depending on traffic, we should arrive back in Falmouth by 4:45pm.
About the Monet Exhibit: “Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression.”
Claude Monet (1840–1926) breathed fresh life into the art of painting. With a bold vision and radical approach that included a vibrant palette and visible brushwork, he proposed a new way of seeing and depicting the world. Artists and collectors came to France from near and far—from the US, Japan, and all over Europe—with hopes of meeting Monet and purchasing his work. His impact was far reaching and today his works are beloved around the globe.
Boston has been a center for the collecting and appreciation of Monet’s paintings since the late 19th century. In honor of its 150th anniversary, the MFA celebrates a great treasure of its collection with a once-in-a-generation chance to see all 35 of the Museum’s oil paintings by Monet. Many of the paintings were brought to Boston during Monet’s lifetime, and, although a gallery was dedicated to a rotating display of the artist’s works in 2016, it has been 25 years since the entire collection was shown together.
“Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression” highlights this city’s and this Museum’s enduring commitment to the artist. Through the generosity and foresight of local collectors, a retrospective of Monet’s long career permanently resides within the Museum’s walls—from early paintings like Rue de Bavole, Honfleur (about 1864) and his experiments with Mediterranean light in Antibes (Afternoon Effect) (1888) to works from his innovative Grainstacks, Rouen Cathedral, and Water Lilies series. What’s more: the exhibition draws from the MFA’s broader global collection to bring Monet’s early works into conversation with exemplars he admired—from Japanese woodblock prints to earlier European paintings—enabling a fuller understanding and appreciation of the art and artists that inspired him.
About the MFA
Founded in 1870, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, stands on the historic homelands of the Massachusett people, a site which has long served as a place of meeting and exchange among different nations. The MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years, the collection and number of visitors grew exponentially, and in 1909 the Museum moved to its current home on Huntington Avenue.
Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art. We welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.
The Museum has undergone significant expansion and change in recent years; 2010 marked the opening of the Art of the Americas Wing, with four levels of American art from ancient to modern. In 2011, the west wing of the Museum was transformed into the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, with new galleries for contemporary art and social and learning spaces. Improved and new galleries for the MFA collections are always opening.
Refunds will not be given within one week of the trip. Sign up soon; Seats fill quickly!