The MOMA owns two triptychs of Monet’s water lilies. These are similar to those at L’Orangerie in Paris. Each is over 40 feet long.
In 1955 the MOMA became the first museum in the United States to acquire a Monet water lily painting. As stated on the description in the gallery, “….since that time the water lilies have held a cherished position in the Museum, affirming Monet’s conviction that art can provide a balm for the modern soul.”