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Monet Travels to Tulsa and Houston

monet breakup of ice

Claude Monet, The Break-up of the Ice, 1880, oil on canvas, UMMA

UMMA’s beloved Claude Monet oil painting, The Break-up of the Ice (La Débâcle or Les Glaçons), will be on view at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma from June 29 to September 21, 2014 as part of an exhibition that will highlight the importance of the Seine as a subject matter throughout Monet's career. UMMA's painting is celebrated for the sensitive way that the changing conditions of light and atmosphere were captured along an intimate stretch of the river Seine near Monet's home in Vétheuil, France. The exhibition, titled Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River, will then travel to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where it will be on view from October 26, 2014 to January 29, 2015.