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Monet and the Impressionists

(left to right) Claude Monet Water lilies 1905, gift of Edward Jackson Holmes, and Charing Cross Bridge (overcast day) 1900, given by Janet Hubbard Stevens in memory of her mother, Janet Watson Hubbard. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, photographs © MFA, Boston

One of the finest exhibitions of Impressionist art ever to come to Australia – only at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.

Impressionism was a revolution in modern painting, capturing the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere to create works of incredible beauty and immediacy. This major exhibition gives a unique insight to the world of the Impressionists and the emergence of its most celebrated artist, Claude Monet.

An impressive 29 paintings by Claude Monet – the master of Impressionism – are being exhibited in the company of masterpieces by Renoir, Pissarro, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Sisley and others.

This selection highlights the breadth of Monet’s interests, his influences and the influence he exerted on his contemporaries, from his beginnings in the 1860s until the summit of his fame in the 1900s.

Monet and the Impressionists is drawn from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, home to one of the greatest collections of Monet in the world.

This is a rare chance to see some of the world’s most famous and most loved Impressionist paintings, including Monet’s Water lilies, Haystacks and Rouen Cathedral.

View curator introduction on Sydney Morning Herald website

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11 Oct 2008 – 26 Jan 2009

$18.00 adult
$12.00 concession
$12.00 member
$48.00 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$5.00 student in booked school group

Major exhibition gallery

Extended hours

Doors open 9am Saturday 24, Sunday 25 & Monday 26 January
Late night opening Sunday 25 January until 9pm (last entry 8.30pm)