UNIQLO is honored to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the MFA with our co-sponsorship of Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression. Though Claude Monet never traveled to Boston himself, the city’s appreciation for his art dates back to during his lifetime. Claude Monet found extraordinary beauty in settings both mundane and majestic, and he shared that vision in paintings that changed the course of art.
As a global Japanese retailer, UNIQLO is also pleased that the exhibition places Monet’s work in conversation with ukiyo-e —woodblock prints that Monet himself collected. Uyiko-e flourished in Europe in the 19th century, with a handful of art dealers from Japan setting up shop in Paris. Many artists, including Monet, were profoundly influenced by the works and ideas from Japan— including a complex phenomenon known as Japonisme. Throughout Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression, visitors will view many Monet oil paintings inspired by Japanese influences.
UNIQLO is now celebrating its fourth anniversary with the MFA, and we are proud of the contribution we have made over the past few years to support the local community. As avid supporters of the arts, UNIQLO has many programs devoted to both artists and consumers. We see clothing as a direct expression of the wearer’s individuality and values.
We hope that you enjoy the Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression exhibition.