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Exhibition Description

The Columbus Museum of Art is excited to invite you and your students to visit the In Monet's Garden: The Lure of Giverny exhibition. In Monet's Garden examines the way Claude Monet's gardens at Giverny have impacted and affected generations of artists. With a core of twelve Monet paintings, the exhibition also will feature approximately ten works by American Impressionists who visited and worked at Giverny. Following a time between the two World Wars during which the gardens experienced virtual neglect, American artists such as Joan Mitchell and Ellsworth Kelly again visited Giverny and were influenced by the area's extraordinary sense of place and history. Artists continue to visit Monet's gardens, either through foundation grants and residency programs or individually. To complete this exhibition, twenty works by ten contemporary artists will demonstrate the enduring allure of these magnificent gardens. The Columbus Museum of Art is the only venue in the United States to host this innovative look at Monet and his garden. This exhibition runs through January 20, 2008.

The In Monet's Garden classroom resource CD-ROM is intended to be an educational supplement for the exhibition and includes printable interdisciplinary lesson plans, classroom handouts, printable images and timelines. Along with this CD-ROM the Columbus Museum of Art has produced a beautiful catalogue of the exhibition that is an invaluable resource for anyone studying Monet and Giverny. The In Monet's Garden: The Lure of Giverny catalogue is available in the Museum gift shop. We hope that you find the In Monet's Garden CD-ROM a valuable resource to use and reuse in the classroom.

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