The houses of parliament in the fog, with an orange sun and purple sky reflecting on the river Thames

Tickets now on sale for Monet and London. Views of the Thames

30 May 2024

Tickets are now on sale for The Griffin Catalyst Exhibition: Monet and London. Views of the Thames (27 Sep 2024 – 19 Jan 2025) at The 鶹Ƶ Gallery.

Claude Monet (1840-1926) is world renowned as the leading figure of French Impressionism, the movement that changed the course of modern art. Less known is the fact that some of Monet’s most remarkable Impressionist paintings were made not in France but in London. They depict extraordinary views of the Thames as it had never been seen before, full of evocative atmosphere, mysterious light and radiant colour.

Begun during three stays in the capital between 1899 and 1901, the series – depicting Charing Cross Bridge, Waterloo Bridge and the Houses of Parliament – was unveiled in Paris in 1904. Monet fervently wanted to show them in London itself the following year, but plans fell through. To this day, they have never been the subject of a UK exhibition.

This exhibition will realise Monet’s unfulfilled ambition of showing this extraordinary group of paintings in London, and just 300 metres from the Savoy Hotel where most were painted. By presenting the paintings Monet himself selected for his public in Paris and London, it will provide visitors with the unique experience of seeing the show Monet curated and the works he felt best represented his ambitious artistic enterprise – brought together for the first time 120 years after their inaugural exhibition.

The Griffin Catalyst Exhibition: Monet and London. Views of the Thames
27 Sep 2024 – 19 Jan 2025
Denise Coates Exhibition Galleries

Tickets include entry to the permanent collection and displays.
Friends go free.

The exhibition’s lead sponsor is Griffin Catalyst, the civic engagement initiative of Citadel Founder and CEO Kenneth C. Griffin. The exhibition is supported by the Huo Family Foundation.

The houses of parliament in the fog, with an orange sun and purple sky reflecting on the river Thames
Claude Monet (1840 – 1926), London, Parliament. Sunlight in the fog, 1904, oil on canvas, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Photo © Grand Palais RMN (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

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