On April 15, 1874, an event took place in the atelier of the photographer Felix Nadar at 35 Rue de Capucines in Paris which is now in the annals of art history. An exhibition presented 165 works by artists belonging to the Societè anonyme des artistes, peintres, sculpteurs, graveurs to the public of the Ville Lumiere: Impressionism was born. Today, 150 years after that date, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum traces the impact and influence of Impressionism in Europe and America with a major exhibition focused on one of the most important impressionist art collections in the world, that of the Worcester Art Museum of Boston. The exhibition entitled "Frontiers of Impressionism" intends to tell how this artistic movement soon went beyond the French borders to influence the whole world. The show features masterpieces never seen before in Japan with works by the famous French Impressionists Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the American expat but Londoner by adoption, John Singer Sargent and important American Impressionists such as Childe Hassam and other important German and Scandinavians artists.