June 2, 2014

Last month, the Shelburne Museum collaborated with the Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region and Richard Gliech Translator, LLC in preparation for an exhibit of its singular collection of French Impressionist paintings. Richard Gliech worked closely with Margaret Burgess, curator of In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America, to provide French-language descriptions for works of Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Edgar Dégas and Mary Cassatt.
A majority of the works on display originate from the private collection of Electra Havermayer Webb, founder of the Shelburne Museum, and include Claude Monet’s The Bridge, Amsterdam, the first French Impressionist painting ever to belong to an American collection. The exhibit also features works on loan from private collectors and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The exhibit opens June 14th and runs through September 1st at the Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.