Painting the Modern Garden

Hey CLE friends. Another great fall week in the 216 and another stunning exhibit by the talented team at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Painting the Modern Garden : Monet to Matisse is now open to the public…and you’ve got to see it.


It’s not everyday that an exhibit can bring you to tears but I promise this one just might. Room after room filled with paintings one after another filled with gorgeous examples of work representative of the artists gardens, travels and creative adventures.

IMG_5517IMG_5524IMG_5528From the realist work of Claude Monet (Chrysanthemums featured above) to the more abstract work of Picasso there is something for every art lover taste.


The exhibit will be at the museum now through early January and you really should make a date to see it not once, but a handful of times. One of my favorite part of the exhibit was learning about each artists and how their gardens played such an important role in their work…it’s always great to see where inspiration comes from.

IMG_5533IMG_5544Thank you to the staff at the museum for extending the invitation to me to attend the opening  and preview the exhibit in order to share some images and my thoughts with you. Honestly it’s not everyday that A) I get an evening away from my young family B) I am moved so whole heartily from an art exhibit and C)  that I strongly urge you not to miss this show, it’s really amazing.

Happy art, happy gorgeous paintings to you!