October 1, 2010—It's a tough job, but somebody had to do it: curator of American art Randy Griffey recently traveled to Paris to oversee the installation of Amherst's Monet painting at the Grand Palais. Randy savored the opportunity to see our Matinée sur la Seine (Morning on the Seine, Giverny) alongside two closely-related works by the French Impressionist, and returned with renewed admiration for the subtlety and quality of this Mead masterpiece.  

Organized by the Réunion des musées nationaux and the
musée d'Orsay, Claude Monet 1840-1926 (September 22 2010 - January 24 2011) is the first monographic exhibition devoted to the artist in 30 years. To learn more, visit www.grandpalais.fr/visite/en/.