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Monet's Wisteria On View at the Akron Art Museum

For Release: December 2010

Akron, OH, December 13, 2010 — From December 15, 2010 – February 13, 2011, Akron Art Museum visitors will have the rare privilege of viewing Claude Monet’s Wisteria in the C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Gallery.

On loan from the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, the painting will hang amongst other Impressionist masterpieces, including two Frederick Frieseke works located on the adjoining wall. Frieseke, one of a small group of American painters so influenced by French Impressionism that he moved to Giverny to be near Monet, will now share a gallery with him in Akron.

Wisteria is one of nine remaining paintings originally intended to serve as part of a decorative frieze for the French government following World War I. Although a pavilion was planned on the grounds of the Hotel Biron (now the Musée Rodin) to house the project, it never came to fruition. Influenced by the imported white and lilac wisteria that grew on the famous Japanese-style bridge in Monet’s garden, all nine canvases likely date from 1919-20.

Museum Information
Address: One South High, Akron, OH 44308
Tel: 330.376.9185
Fax: 330.376.1180
Gallery and Store Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm, Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday as well Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
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Library Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11 am – 4 pm
Admission: Adult general admission is $7, Student and Senior (65+) general admission is $5, Children (12 and under) are FREE, members are FREE. On the first Sunday of every month, individual admissions to the collection are FREE. Special exhibitions may require paid admission. No tours available on these days.


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