Denver • The Denver Art Museum is acquiring 22 masterworks by the most revered names in French impressionism through a bequest from Colorado collector and philanthropist Frederic Hamilton.
The donation will triple the museum's holdings from the era and give the museum its first pieces by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne and other noted late 19th-century artists, The Denver Post reported Monday.
The 22 landscapes, including works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Eugene Boudin and Edouard Manet, are currently on loan to the museum and part of its "Passport to Paris" exhibits. The works will remain on display through Feb. 9, when they are returned to their owner. The museum will take possession officially when Hamilton dies.