Denver’s Monet Extravaganza Is Almost Here. This Is How It All Came Together
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Denver’s Monet Extravaganza Is Almost Here. This Is How It All Came Together

An art installer double checks the painting to ensure that it is properly secured to the gallery wall. How do you get more than 120 Monets in one place? That’s not a bad bar joke, that’s an actual challenge. The Denver Art Museum will enjoy the fruits of their labor for the next couple of months as they play host to a comprehensive, career-spanning exhibition dedicated to French Impressionist Claude Monet. Denver will be the only U.S. city to host “ Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature .” After it closes in early February, much of the art will then travel to Germany for an approximately three-month stint there . “The idea to do a show with Monet was for me personally always on my bucket list,” said Denver Art Museum director Christoph Heinrich. Monet is still incredibly popular in the 21st century. His art sells for tens of thousands of dollars , even topping $100 million at a recent auction — the first Impressionist work to surpass that benchmark, according to an AP report . And Monet’s art can be seen on common items like coffee mugs and mouse pads. The Denver extravaganza started with an art wish […]

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