Shelburne Museum is the only museum in Vermont where visitors can see masterworks of French Impressionism. The Museum’s notable collection includes works by Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and Mary Cassatt. Several were first exhibited in Paris in the famed Impressionist Exhibitions of the 1870s and 1880s.
Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer, who were important Impressionist collectors and the parents of Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb, once owned most of the European paintings now at the Museum. The collection is shown in six period rooms relocated from the Webb family’s 1930s New York apartment at 740 Park Avenue, now in the Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building.