The Grand Palais in Paris will host a major exhibition of Claude Monet’s art from September 22, 2010 to January 24, 2011.
The first major exhibition in France of Claude Monet’s work in over 30 years will take place at the Grand Palais in Paris from September 22, 2010 to January 24, 2011. It has been reported that there will be over 200 paintings on display from both French and foreign museums.
This showcase event for the Paris arts calendar in 2010 will trace the 19th century painter’s long career, starting with his early landscapes in Normandy and the Paris region from the 1870s through to the iconic and well known depictions of his garden and ponds in Giverny.
Following a major Picasso show at the Grand Palais in 2008 that attracted 784,000 visitors, the Monet exhibition is predicted to attract in excess of half a million visitors.
Online tickets are no longer on sale for the Monet exhibition at the Grand Palais. You can, however, buy tickets online for what I believe is a superior exhibition at the Musée Marmottan Monet, also in Paris, the museum that has the World’s biggest collection of Monet’s paintings and drawings. For more information, and a link to buy tickets, click here: Monet at the Musée Marmottan, Paris.
Exhibition opening times:
Fridays – Mondays: 9 am to 10 pm,
Wednesdays 10 am – 10 pm,
Thursdays 10 am – 8 pm
Last access – 45 minutes before closing
24 & 31 December 2010 – the exhibition closes at 6 pm
The exhibition is closed on Tuesdays, and on 25 December 2010
Standard Entry Fee 12€
Reduced to 9€ for people aged between 13 and 25, and unemployed
Not only is the exhibition itself one not to be missed by anyone with a passion for Claude Monet’s art, or impressionist art in general, but the setting in the Grand Palais will provide a wonderful ambiance. Built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900, the Grand Palais covers some 775,000 square feet in the form of an H and its glass roof is recognisable from a long distance, the biggest in Europe.
NB: there is also a great temporary exhibition at the Musée Marmottan Monet from 7 October 2010 – 20 February 2011, with many iconic images that are not included in the Grand Palais exhibition.
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