“Claude Monet: Impressions of Light” Comes to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Feb. 18

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Claude Monet, Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist's Garden in Argenteuil, 1875

Las Vegas is about to get a taste of the Impressionist era. On Feb. 18, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art opens “Claude Monet: Impressions of Light,” a look at 20 pieces by Claude Monet on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Expect to see Monet at the height of his exploration of color and light along with eight canvases by the master’s predecessors and contemporaries. All of these works are drawn from the Museum of Fine Arts, which holds one of the largest collections of paintings by Claude Monet outside of Paris.

Spanning four decades of Monet’s career and featuring many of the artist’s most celebrated and recognized paintings, “Claude Monet: Impressions of Light” will also highlight paintings by other masters of the genre including Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Camille Pissarro and Eugene Louis Boudin. It was from Monet’s collaboration with these painters, along with his solitary explorations of the French countryside, that his own signature style eventually emerged.

“Claude Monet: Impressions of Light” will be on view Feb. 18 through Jan. 6, 2013. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Last admissions are sold 30 minutes before closing.

Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older; and $10 for students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. Tickets and information are available by calling 702-693-7871 or online at www.bellagio.com.

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