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Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 10:00 pm MST

Price: $60 per person, $50 for recent Duke alumni (any Duke degree, 2010-2019)

Location:  Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, Colorado  80204
United States


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Join Duke alumni for a special weekend in Denver and enjoy exclusive access to the Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature exhibition during a private night at the Denver Art Museum. Engage with Duke faculty positioned in the galleries and enjoy a panel discussion with Duke faculty on the subject of Society, the Self and Our Natural World.

The Denver Art Museum will be home to the most comprehensive US exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades, and is the sole venue for this US presentation. The exhibition will feature more than 120 paintings spanning Monet's entire career and will focus on the celebrated French impressionist artist's enduring relationship with nature and his response to the varied and distinct places in which he worked.

Monet traveled more extensively than any other impressionist artist in search of new motifs. His journeys to varied places including the rugged Normandy coast, the sunny Mediterranean, London, the Netherlands and Norway inspired artworks that will be featured in the presentation. The exhibition will uncover Monet's continuous dialogue with nature and its places through a thematic and chronological arrangement, from the first examples of artworks still indebted to the landscape tradition to the revolutionary compositions and series of his late years.

 

Traveling to Denver for the weekend? Join us for a Lunch & Learn session on Saturday afternoon at the ART, a hotel to set the stage for your enjoyment of the Monet exhibition, where you will hear from Professor Mark Antliff, an expert in 19th-20th Century European art, theory & criticism, with his lecture "The Subjects of Impressionism, from Paris to the Normandy Coast." This talk will examine Monet's art and that of his Impressionist colleagues from the movement's beginnings in the 1860s through to the 1880s, when the Impressionists held their final group exhibition in 1886. On Sunday morning, finish your weekend experience by sharing brunch with some of our visiting faculty members and experts from the Saturday sessions who will be hosting the tables and enjoy a last discussion following your immersion into the natural world presented through Monet's work.

 

Registration for this event is $60 per person, $50 for recent Duke alumni (any Duke degree, 2010-2019). Reception includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and hosted beer, wine and soft drink bar, as well as coffee and dessert after the program.

Participants must cancel on or before October 31 to be eligible for a refund. No refunds for cancellations on or after November 1.

 

 

Weekend Agenda:
Saturday, November 16
12 noon–2 p.m. Optional: Saturday Lunch and Learn, "The Subjects of Impressionism, from Paris to the Normandy Coast" (additional fee of $44 per person)
The ART Hotel, 1201 Broadway, Denver
6:30–10 p.m. Main Program | Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature
Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver
Sunday, November 17
9–11 a.m. Optional: Sunday Brunch with Duke faculty (additional fee of $28 per person)
The ART Hotel, 1201 Broadway, Denver

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