First Millet Exhibition in More Than Twenty-Five Years at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


BOSTON, MA.- Jean-François Millet’s depiction of the arresting beauty of the natural world is the subject of Millet and Rural France, an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), that invites visitors to rediscover one of the most important artists of the 19th century. On view September 4, 2010, through May 30, 2011, in the MFA’s Mary Stamas Gallery, the exhibition presents 46 works—many of them rarely seen in the past quarter century—the majority of which are major pastels and drawings, along with lively watercolors, sensitively handled etchings, and a powerful woodcut. All are drawn from the Museum’s renowned Millet collection, one of the finest in the world. The exhibition is supported by the Cordover Exhibition Fund. Millet and Rural France offers an intimate view of the work of Jean-François Millet (1814–1875), whose images of agricultural life are among the most recognized and belo