Apr 6 –
Museum Meanderings: de Young
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM*
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive (in Golden Gate Park) San Francisco FREE
Celebrate spring and flowers through the work of Monet for the April Museum Meandering. We'll take a specialized docent-led tour of the current de Young special exhibit, "Monet: The Late Years" at 9:30 a.m. that will last about an hour, and you are free to continue enjoying the museum on your own time thereafter. One guest per LightHouse community member and spaces are limited; RSVP is req uired by Friday, March 29, by contacting Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at email@example.com or 415-694-7316.
*Please note that April's Meander is the first Saturday, not the regularly scheduled second Saturday. As it is a volunteer driven program, we've rescheduled in deference to the celebration of our LightHouse volunteers scheduled for the second Saturday in April. Thanks in advance for your flexibility.
About the Exhibit: The exhibition will feature nearly 50 paintings by Claude Monet dating mainly from 1913 to 1926, the final phase of the artist’s long career. During his late years, the well-traveled Monet stayed close to home, inspired by the variety of elements making up his own garden at Giverny, a village located about forty-five miles from Paris. With its evolving scenery of flower beds, footpaths, willows, wisteria, and nymphaea, the garden became a personal laboratory for the artist’s concentrated study of natural phenomena. The exhibition will focus on the series that Monet invented, and just as important, reinvented, in this setting. In the process, it will reconsider the conventional notion that many of the late works painted on a large scale were preparatory for the Grand Decorations, rather than finished paintings in their own right. Boldly balancing representation and abstraction, Monet’s radical late works redefined the master of Impressionism as a forebear of modernism.