Celebrating its 200th birthday by loaning out 12 of its most iconic paintings across the UK, the National Gallery will be sending a very well-known one to York.
The iconic painting will be hung in the York Art Gallery as part of the National Treasures project. It’s will leave its current home in the National Gallery, London heading up the M1 to Yorkshire’s historic city.
The Water-Lily Pond (1899) by Claude Monet is a masterpiece and York Art Gallery will curate around it as well other galleries around the country that are also set to host a masterpiece.
Curating involves interpretations, events and exhibitions along with community engagement.
The paintings will be able to be accessed by more people than ever before with 35 million people being within an hour’s jounrye of a National Gallery masterpiece.
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Morgan Feely, senior curator, York Art Gallery said: “We are delighted to be part of the National Gallery’s National Treasures loan project and thrilled that York Art Gallery will be hosting an iconic painting by Claude Monet.
“The Water-Lily Pond (1899) is an instantly recognisable masterpiece by one of art history’s greatest figures. Our gallery backs on to the beautiful York Museum Gardens. This loan will provide us with a fantastic opportunity to develop a programme of activity around the display which encompasses both the gallery and the gardens.
“Just as Monet took enormous pleasure in creating and painting his garden, we’re keen to encourage everyone to enjoy both spaces as a site for creative inspiration and wellbeing.”
If you’d like to visit the iconic painting, it will be on display at York Art Gallery from the 10th March 2024. To find out more visit the York Art Gallery website.
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