The Denver Art Museum will be the only museum in the U.S. to host a comprehensive exhibition of Claude Monet paintings.
The museum announced Tuesday that “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature” will open in downtown Denver in October 2019, filling more than 20,000 square feet of gallery space with more than 100 paintings.
“We’re thrilled to organize and present this monumental exhibition, which will provide a new perspective on such a beloved artist,” said Christoph Heinrich, the director of the DAM. “Visitors will gain a better understanding of Monet’s creative process and how he distanced himself from conventions associated with the traditional landscape genre of painting.”
The museum said the paintings will span Monet’s career, where he traveled more than any other impressionist and increasingly isolated himself in nature, abandoning human presence in his landscapes. The exhibit will also capture the French Impressionists’ interest in the reflection of water and effects of light.
“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,” said Angelica Daneo, curator of European painting and sculpture at the DAM.
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The exhibit will include works loaned from museums in Boston, Chicago, New York and Paris. Six of the paintings will be from the Denver Art Museum's own collection.
When the exhibition ends in February 2020 it will travel to the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany. The Barberini helped co-organize the exhibition.
Single tickets have not yet been announced, but group tickets and event reservations go on sale Dec. 17.