Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 2:30pm4:00pm.
Hamilton Building - lower level Sharp Auditorium DenverCO
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MONET: THE ARTIST & HIS WORLD – Fall/Winter Course

Session 3: A Change of Scenery: Monet’s Travels (SESSION SOLD OUT)

In this four-session course, we'll explore Claude Monet, the dynamic era in which he lived and worked, and the many places he painted. Discover why Monet found such inspiration in nature and walk away with new perspectives on this beloved Impressionist master.

For information on the entire course, visit the program page.

Session 3: A Change of Scenery: Monet's Travels

Among the Impressionists, Monet was perhaps the most well-traveled. Whether vacationing in France or venturing further afield, the artist – with paintbrush in hand – found inspiration in the natural scenery and visual stimuli he encountered along the way.

As we revel in Monet’s captivating images of Venice, Norway, London, the Mediterranean, and the Normandy coast, we’ll consider why Monet chose these destinations and how a change of scenery challenged his artistic practice.

While he made these views his own through innovative pictorial strategies, his careful editing of the field of vision removed many signs of an emerging tourism industry. Behind these artful omissions lie a quickly changing landscape of leisure and an evolving modern notion of a return to nature.

Presented by Molly Medakovich, Ph.D., art historian and Denver Art Museum teaching specialist.

Other sessions:

Session 1: Monet’s Water Lilies: Seeing with the Body (November 16, 2:30-4 pm)

Presented by James H. Rubin, Ph.D., professor of art history at Stony Brook, State University of New York.

Session 2: A Breath of Fresh Air: Embracing Nature in the Urban Environment (November 30, 2:30-4 pm)

Presented by Molly Medakovich, Ph.D., art historian and Denver Art Museum teaching specialist.

Session 4: Becoming Monet: Canon Formation in Impressionism and Beyond (January 11, 2020, 2:30-4pm)

Presented by Giulia Bernardini, M.A., art historian and instructor of humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

More information about course presenters available here.

Sessions are 2:30-4 pm. Doors open at 2 pm.

Tickets will go on sale for members on August 26; login is required to purchase online. They will be available to nonmembers on September 2, for the full course or individual sessions.

$90 DAM members/$100 nonmembers for all four sessions; $25 DAM members/$28 nonmembers for single sessions

Please note: General admission tickets which include entrance to the exhibition, are sold separately.