Though spanning only 50 years, these galleries encompass works that demonstrate the monumental shift in European art from the conventions of the earlier part of the 19th century to the dawn of Modernism in the 20th.
Here, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings join striking examples of Art Nouveau furniture, glass, and ceramics
Objects you may find here include important examples of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, among them a superb selection of paintings by Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Also on display are furniture and wallpaper designs by William Morris and striking examples of Art Nouveau furniture, glass, and ceramics.
The galleries culminate in some of the Museum’s greatest treasures, such as Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
and Cézanne’s Large Bathers
, an icon of early Modernism that inspired Picasso and other artists in the decades to come.
The most important cache of 19th-century sculpture in the Museum’s collection is the group of more than 100 bronzes, marbles, and plasters by Rodin, which are displayed both in these galleries and at the Rodin Museum