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The Largest Monet Exhibition in 20 Years Is Coming to Denver This Month

Denver News Museums Art + Architecture
by Eben Diskin Oct 15, 2019

The Denver Art Museum is the sole museum in the US lucky enough to host the new Monet exhibition. “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature,” will be the largest Monet exhibit in 20 years, featuring around 120 works by the artist, which makes it the most comprehensive collection of his work in over 20 years.

The exhibit will occupy over 20,000 square feet of the museum’s gallery spaces, which will be filled with works spanning Monet’s entire career. These include “View at Rouelles,” the first painting Monet ever exhibited at age 18, and “The House Seen Through The Roses,” which he completed just before his death. The exhibit will attempt to showcase Monet’s relationship with nature through his depictions of European destinations.

Angelica Daneo, the Denver Art Museum’s chief curator, said, “Throughout his career, Monet was indefatigable in his exploration of the different moods of nature, seeking to capture the spirit of a certain place and translating its truth onto the canvas.”

The exhibit lasts from October 21, 2019, through February 2, 2020, and tickets are already selling fast. Many time slots even sold out right when tickets went on sale back in June. Shadie Lemus, the museum’s senior communications manager, said, “We haven’t seen this level of excitement this far in advance of an art exhibition before at the museum.”

Tickets cost $27 for adults and $5 for children between 6 and 18 years old, and can be purchased online.

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