MONTREAL -- The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will present a major
showing of the works of the Impressionist Claude Monet from Jan. 28
to May 9. The show will be the first North American exhibition
devoted to the last 20 years of Monet's life.
The museum's "Monet at Giverny: Masterpieces From the Musee
Marmottan" will show 22 paintings produced between 1903 and 1926 at
the artist's estate at Giverny, outside Paris. Monet was inspired
by the colors of his garden and water-lily pond and produced some
of his best-known and innovative works during this period. The
exhibit is on loan from the Marmottan Museum in Paris, which owns
the world's largest collection of the artist's works.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts said it will augment the
exhibit with cultural and promotional activities. The show will
feature a selection of photographs from Montreal's Gabor Szilasi,
who traveled to Giverny last February to document the change of
seasons in the garden for the exhibit. Szilasi's photographs will
be shown in a large-scale format to give visitors viewing his works
the illusion that they are walking through Monet's garden.
The museum is open from 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. on Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Fridays; from 11 a.m. till 9 p.m. on Wednesdays; and
from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8
for adults; $4 for students and seniors age 65 and older; $2 for
children age 12 and younger; $16 for families (one adult and three
children age 16 and younger or two adults and two children age 16
and younger), and $6.50 per person for groups of 20 or more.
American Express cardholders are admitted to the museum free from
Jan. 28 to Feb. 28.
The museum recommends that tickets be purchased in advance at
the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts ticket counter, starting Nov. 1,
or from the admission network by calling (514) 790-1245 from
Montreal; (800) 361-4595 throughout Canada, or (800) 678-5440 in
the U.S. Group reservation inquiries should be made by calling
Upcoming exhibits at the museum include retrospectives on Keith
Haring, Duane Michals, Rene Derovin, David Blackwood and Goodridge
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Phone: (514) 285-1600, Web site: