LAS VEGAS – Known for exhibitions that showcase exceptional art in an unrivaled setting, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) presents “Claude Monet: Impressions of Light.”
Organized in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), this landmark exhibition features works that illustrate the height of Claude Monet’s engagement with color and light. BGFA showcases 20 pieces by Monet, the founder of French Impressionist painting, accompanied by eight additional canvases by the master’s predecessors and contemporaries. All of these works are drawn from the MFA, which holds one of the largest collections of paintings by Claude Monet outside of Paris.
“Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s mission has always been to present exhibitions that engage and excite lovers of all genres of art, from classical to modern to contemporary,” said BGFA Director Tarissa Tiberti. “Exhibiting Monet and the French Impressionists provides historical background to some of the more contemporary shows we have presented over the last three years.”
Spanning four decades of Monet’s career and featuring many of the artist’s most celebrated and recognized paintings, “Claude Monet: Impressions of Light” also highlights paintings by other masters of the genre including Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Camille Pissarro, Eugene Louis Boudin, Charles-Francois Daubigny, Constant Troyon and Paul Signac. It was from Monet’s collaboration with these painters, along with his solitary explorations of the French countryside, that his own signature style eventually emerged.
Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the MFA said, “The MFA is pleased to share, once again, masterpieces from its renowned European collection with Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, where visitors from around the world can enjoy them.” Rogers continued, “These great works by Monet are technically innovative and extravagantly beautiful, illustrating the artist’s revolutionary vision spanning the 19th through 20th centuries.”
“Claude Monet: Impressions of Light” is on view through Jan. 6, 2013. BGFA is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Last admissions are sold 30 minutes prior to closing.
Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older; and $10 for students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. Tickets and information are available by calling (702) 693-7871 or (877) 957-9777, or online at www.bellagio.com. Audio tours are included in the price of admission and complimentary docent tours are available daily at 2 p.m.
About Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Located at the heart of the elegant Bellagio Resort & Casino, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is Las Vegas’ premier exhibition space – where great art goes on vacation. Since opening in 1998, the gallery has presented exhibitions of artworks and objects drawn from internationally acclaimed museums and private collections, including “Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form,” “Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol and Friends,” “American Modernism,” “The Impressionist Landscape: From Corot to Van Gogh,” “Fabergé: Treasures from the Kremlin” and “Picasso Ceramics.”
About Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is recognized for the quality and scope of its encyclopedic collection, which includes an estimated 450,000 objects spanning all cultures and time periods, most of which are online at www.mfa.org. The Museum’s collected works encompass Art of the Americas; Art of Europe; Contemporary Art; Art of Asia, Oceania and Africa; Art of the Ancient World; Prints, Drawings and Photographs; Textiles and Fashion Arts; and Musical Instruments. The Museum welcomes approximately one million visitors per year.
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