For Students
Joan and Bob Tisch Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art Modern Art Foyer Vertical Gallery The Jan and David Brandon Family Bridge Shirley Chang Gallery of Chinese Art Woon-Hyung Lee and Korea Foundation Gallery of Korean Art Thomas H. and Polly W. Bredt Gallery Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery European and American Decorative Art Robert and Lillian Montalto Bohlen Gallery of African Art South and Southeast Asian Gallery Japanese Gallery Asian Crossroads Gallery Museum Apse Marvin H. and Mary M. Davidson Gallery European Art 1100–1650Irving Stenn, Jr, Family Project Gallery.A. Alfred Taubman Gallery IIA. Alfred Taubman Gallery I

Thomas H. and Polly W. Bredt Gallery

Claude Monet
France, 1840–1926
The Breakup of the Ice (La Débâcle or Les Glaçons), 1880
Oil on canvas
Acquired through the generosity of Russell B. Stearns (LS&A, 1916), and his wife Andrée B. Stearns, Dedham, Massachusetts, 1976/2.134

Thomas H. and Polly W. Bredt Gallery
18th- and 19th-Century European and American painting and sculpture

Stroll the second floor balcony gallery overlooking the Apse and take in a pleasing procession of some of the Museum’s most beloved and iconic works, including Claude Monet’s La Débacle (The Breakup of the Ice), James McNeill Whistler’s Sea and Rain, and Spring Landscape by Arthur Wesley Dow. Natural light returns to the heart of the Museum for the first time in over half a century through the reopened and restored skylights.