28 Pieces of French Art You Can See in New York

Photo Credit: Georges Seurat, "Study for: 'A Sunday on La Grande Jatte'" (1884), via The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York City certainly has no lack of museums, and those museums are filled with French art. We love the Met and its plentiful amount of French artwork, but there are so many more museums you should also visit in NYC to get a dose of French culture. Here’s an abridged list of French artwork to see at the Met and beyond.

The MoMA:

1. Claude Monet, “Agapanthus” (1914-26)

2. Henri Matisse, “The Piano Lesson” (1916)

3. Claude Monet, “Water Lilies” (1914-26)

4. Henri Rousseau, “The Dream” (1910)

5. Paul Cézanne, “Château Noir” (1903-04)

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019. website here.

The Met:

6. Paul Gauguin, “A Farm in Brittany” (1894)

7. Claude Monet, “Spring (Fruit Trees in Bloom)” (1873)

8. Georges Seurat, “Study for: ‘A Sunday on La Grande Jatte'” (1884)

9. Auguste Renoir, “Madame Georges Charpentier and Her Children, Georgette-Berthe and Paul-Émile-Charles” (1878)

10. Théodore Rousseau, “The Forest in Winter at Sunset” (1846-67)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028. website here.

The Met Cloisters:

11. Jean Pucelle, “The Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux, Queen of France” (1324-28)

12. Saint-Guilhem Cloister (late 12th — early 13th century)

13. Jean de Touyl, Reliquary Shrine (1325-50)

The Met Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York, NY 10040. website here.

The Guggenheim:

14. Paul Gauguin, “In the Vanilla Grove, Man and Horse” (1891)

15. Camille Pissarro, “The Hermitage at Pontoise” (1867)

16. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, “In the Salon” (1893)

17. Edgar Degas, “Dancers in Green and Yellow” (1903)

18. Georges Braque, “Piano and Mandola” (1909-10)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. website here.

The Brooklyn Museum:

19. Charles-François Daubigny, “Moonrise” (1877)

20. Pierre de Wiessant, “Monumental” (1887)

21. Chevalier Féréol de Bonnemaison, “Young Woman Overtaken by a Storm” (1799)

22. Claude Monet, “The Islets at Port-Villez” (1897)

The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238. website here

The Frick Collection:

23. Édouard Manet, “The Bullfight” (1864)

24. Edgar Degas, “The Rehearsal” (1878-79)

25. Jean-Honoré Fragonard, “The Process of Love: Reverie” (1790-91)

26. Armchair Showing Grotesque Compositions on Beige or Blue Grounds (late 19th — early 20th century)

27. Auguste Renoir, “La Promenade” (1875-76)

The Frick Collection, 1 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021. website here.

The Jewish Museum:

28. Camille Pissarro, “Portal of the Church of Saint-Jacques in Dieppe” (1901)

The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave & E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128