Map showing countries loaning Monet paintings to the DAM

Monet Paintings from Around the World Will be at the Denver Art Museum

There are just eight months until the opening of the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition, Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature. Behind the scenes, the Monet exhibition team reached an important milestone this month: the exhibition’s checklist is complete!

Why is that significant? Because, it means that—after more than three years of planning—the exhibition’s curators have completed the process determining which paintings will be included in the exhibition. Reaching this milestone would not have been possible without the generosity of museums and private collectors around the world, who have agreed to support the exhibition by loaning paintings to it.

Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature will feature several paintings from the DAM's collection and the Frederic C. Hamilton bequest of impressionist masterworks. In addition, more than 100 artworks will come from over 65 different cities across 5 continents. There’s no doubt that Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature presents a very rare—perhaps even once-in-a-lifetime—opportunity to view so many of Monet’s works in one place. This is especially exciting in the context of Monet’s serial approach to painting haystacks, water lilies, and other subjects.

US map showing places loaning Monet paintings to the DAM

After Monet’s death, the paintings belonging to these well-known series wound up in museums and collections across the globe. However, when they are viewed together, they reveal Monet’s sensitivity to nature’s changing atmosphere and its subsequent effects on the appearance of light and color.

In honor of the exhibition checklist’s completion, we thought it would be exciting to share these two maps that detail the numerous locations from which Monet’s paintings will travel to Denver for the exhibition.

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Alexander Penn is a former curatorial research assistant in the department of painting and sculpture at the Denver Art Museum.