Culture vultures and art buffs won’t want to miss the blockbuster exhibition of the year— opening in Paris next week. Billed as France‘s first major Monet exhibition in 30 years, The Guardian says it’s “the biggest the world has ever seen and has already sold 38,000 tickets.” The last major retrospective was showcased in 1980 in Paris. Running from September 22, 2010- January 24, 2011 at the Grand Palais, the exhibition traces the artistic development of the most famous father of impressionism: Claude Monet.
Monet painted for some 60 years, and 200 of these paintings—landscapes, figures, still-lifes—will be on display from both the Orsay Museum and major foreign collections. (There is a British co-curator, The Guardian likes to point out, and indeed, as “one French museum boss put it, “The Anglo-Saxons have written everything on Monet for the past 30 years.”)
Opening hours are from Friday to Monday from 9 am to 10 pm, on Wednesday from 10 am to 10 pm, on Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm, closed on every Tuesday and on December 25. Admission: 12 €