The seasonal exhibit was cultivated based on the the French impressionist’s work.
In the last breath of summer, The Garfield Park Conservatory & Gardens opened a floral exhibition inspired by Claude Monet over the weekend that will run until November 30. [Featured image: @gpconservatory]
Monet and Chicago go way back. In 1888, the artist showcased a collection of his paintings in a Windy City gallery. Unlike other artists from his time, he was immediately adored by critics. A decade later the Art Institute of Chicago hosted his first solo exhibition in the United States: 20 Works By Claude Monet.
To this day, Monet continues to inspire millions of artists everywhere, including the horticulturalists at the Garfield Park Conservatory. There, visitors can experience their new exhibit: The Flowers of Monet.
“Inspired by Claude Monet’s paintings, horticulturists will bring his canvases to life with asters, dahlias, nasturtiums, rose standards, and many other blooms. A living wall inspired by the Water Lilies series will provide an unusual interpretation of his work,” the Conservatory wrote on their website.
“The Flowers of Monet is a special display in the Artist’s Garden and will feature key examples of the plant life that captured Monet’s imagination and inspired his vision and technique. The Flowers of Monet is seasonal exhibit that runs from late summer – fall. It will remain open as long as the weather permits.”
Adults tickets are priced at $5, with free admission for children. Visitors can cancel or change the time of their entry up to two hours before scheduled visit.
If you want to brush up on our Monet before your trip, veer into the Art Institute of Chicago, where they are showcasing their Monet and Chicago exhibition, featuring 33 paintings and 13 drawings from the artist. Monet and Chicago runs until January 18, 2021.