Conn.'s Wadsworth art museum opens Monet exhibit
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HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art has opened the doors on a special exhibition of French impressionist painter Claude Monet's works.
The Hartford-based Atheneum is displaying 10 paintings loaned by public and private collectors that focus on Monet's obsession with painting water lilies. The exhibit opened Thursday and runs through June 12.
Monet produced more than 300 paintings inspired by his water gardens from age 74 until his death at 86.
The Atheneum's exhibit also includes photographs of Monet and his gardens in Giverny, France, along with pictures of the gardens as they look today.
The Atheneum is the country's oldest public art museum. Its holdings include pieces by several renowned artists, including a 1907 Monet water lilies piece bequeathed by novelist and children's literature writer Anne Parrish Titzel.
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