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Friday, February 26, 2021

Major Monet Exhibit Opens at Mall in Shanghai

Preparing for the Claude Monet exhibit at the K11 Art Mall in Shanghai. Preparing for the Claude Monet exhibit at the K11 Art Mall in Shanghai.

40 paintings by Claude Monet from the private Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris are on view in the basement of Shanghai’s K11 Art Mall, a collection of designer boutiques and cafes interspersed with art displays. The show, which is China’s largest exhibition of Monet paintings ever opened, features some of the artist’s most well-known masterpieces including works from his “Water Lilies” series.

The exhibition’s organizers are hoping that the show will attract between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors durings its three-month run. Due to security concerns, only 3,000 people will be allowed to view the exhibition per day. The show is part of a series of events aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between France and China.

The paintings on display represent about half of the Marmottan Museum’s Monet holdings. The institution’s collection also includes works by Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

"Master of Impressionism -- Claude Monet" will be on view at the K11 Art Mall through June 15.

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