Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Susanna Cole

Second Advisor

Lynda Klich

Academic Program Adviser

Lynda Klich


This thesis triangulates the answer to the ultimate question: What trends, events, people, and policies inspired and enabled Alfred Barr to acquire Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (1914-26) in 1955, thereby igniting the unprecedented Monet revival?

Included in

Painting Commons



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