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February 19th, 2019

Claude Monet, Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877. Oil on canvas, 60.3 x 80.2 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933.1158. Image © Art Institute of Chicago/ Art Resource, NY.

The wait is over. Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more is finally open at the AGO. With over 120 works including many by some of the most recognizable artists of the Impressionist era, this exhibition is not to be missed!

To begin your journey through the industrialization of France, get a sneak peek of the opening gallery space from the AGO’s Assistant Curator of European Art, Dr. Caroline Shields. Outfitted with a reproduction of a period train station, including a soundscape, the space transports you back in time. It’s as if you are waiting to board the train to Argenteuil with Monet himself.

In this video, Dr. Shields introduces you to one of the exhibition’s most exciting paintings, Claude Monet’s Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare. Welcoming visitors to the exhibition, at the entrance it showcases the thrilling hustle and bustle that new technology brought to everyday life in Paris.

Curator Caroline Shields speaks to how we’re bringing Impressionism in the Age of Industry to life – in unexpected ways. The exhibition opens to the public on February 16! #impressionismAGOhttps://ago.ca/exhibitions/impressionism-age-industry-monet-pissarro-and-more

Posted by AGO – Art Gallery of Ontario on Monday, February 11, 2019

Tickets to Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more are available now at AGO.ca.

Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more is organized by the AGO.

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