Denver students draw like Monet (Photos)

Event for youths marks launch of tickets for upcoming exhibit

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Denver-area schools and day cares came to the Denver Art Museum to celebrate an upcoming exhibit which will feature around 120 paintings by Claude Monet.

Following a speech by Christoph Heinrich, director of the DAM, artist Anna Kay taught students from the Sophia Montessori Academy in Washington Park how to use pastels to draw. Staff from the Denver Botanic Gardens brought in a small bridge, as well as pots filled with water lilies and other plants to recreate Monet’s famed bridge paintings. The event also included a stand with tissue paper where children could create their own flowers. The festivities were held in front of the DAM’s Hamilton Building, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway.

The June 25 event was the launch of ticket sales for the DAM’s Claude Monet:The Truth of Nature exhibit, which will open on Oct. 21. The exhibit was co-organized by the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany. After the Denver exhibt closes in February, the Monet paintings will head to Museum Barberini.

The works will span Monet’s entire career, including the first painting he exhibited at the age of 18 in 1858, as well as a painting completed a few months before his death in 1926, according to a release announcing the exhibit from the DAM.

Tickets are required for the Monet exhibit. Adult tickets are $27 and youth tickets for ages 6-18 are $5. For more information, go to www.denverartmuseum.org.

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