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Helen Frankenthaler in
The Water Lilies: American Abstract Art and the Last Monet

April 13–August 20, 2018
Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris
www.musee-orangerie.fr

In 1955, Alfred H. Barr Jr. brought one of Claude Monet’s large panels of Water Lilies into the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. At that time, Monet’s work was presented as “a bridge between the naturalism of early Impressionism and the highly developed school of abstract art” in New York. This exhibition focuses on the precise moment when these paintings were rediscovered and the New York School was first being recognized. Included are a selection of some of Monet’s later works and some twenty major paintings by American artists. Work by Helen Frankenthaler is included.

Helen Frankenthaler, Milkwood Arcade, 1963 © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Milkwood Arcade, 1963 © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York