Accompanying the exhibition of the same name, this beautiful catalogue traces Chicago's unique relationship with Claude Monet—a relationship that began in 1903 when the Art Institute of Chicago became the first American museum to buy a painting by the French Impressionist. The generously illustrated volume, authored by Gloria Groom, chair and David and Mary Winton Green Curator of Painting and Sculpture of Europe at the Art Institute of Chicago, not only features well-known works in the museum's holdings, such as the six Stacks of Wheat paintings and four Water Lilies, but also includes works on paper and rarely seen still lifes, landscapes, and photographic materials from private Chicago collections. Stunning reproductions of details at actual size, a delightful essay by New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik, and a richly illustrated chronology combine to reveal the depth of the city's continuing devotion to an adopted artistic hero.                                                                          


144 pages with 104 illustrations

10 in. x 10 in.