MFA Highlights: European Painting and Sculpture after 1800

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Emily A. Beeny and Marietta Cambareri The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston houses a world-famous collection of European painting and sculpture, including such masterpieces as Renoir’s Dance at Bougival, Gauguin’s Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, Degas’s Little Dancer, Turner’s Slave Ship, and one of the largest collections of paintings by Claude Monet. This overview features these well-known and much-loved works, divided into thematic chapters that represent major art movements, and with an introduction describes the major phenomena that helped chart the course of art in the period. In all more than 1 highlights from this impressive collection are illustrated and discussed, each testifying to the richness and complexity of European art in the modern era. About the Authors Emily A. Beeny, former Assistant Curator of Paintings, Art of Europe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is Associate Curator at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California. Marietta Cambareri is Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture and Jetskalina H. Phillips Curator of Judaica, Art of Europe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.