CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Museum of Art is lending paintings of water lilies by Claude Monet to museums in Missouri, where it will join two companion paintings for the first time in 30 years.
The artwork will be loaned over the next year to the St. Louis Art Museum and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo.
The Plain Dealer reports that the three paintings measure 42 feet wide when together and were created by Monet as a trio, but sold separately after his death in 1926.
The shows will run from April 9 to Aug. 7 in Kansas City and from September 2011 to January 2012 in St. Louis.
All three paintings will be in Cleveland in 2015 as part of an exhibit planned for the museum’s 2016 centennial celebration.
The paintings were last together in 1980, when they toured the same three cities.
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