12/4/15

Let's Go: Albright Knox Art Gallery - Monet and the Impressionist Revolution, 1860-1910

I'm ashamed to admit how long it has been since I last visited my local art gallery. It has without question, been far too long. So when I heard of an exhibit that just recently opened up that focused on Monet and other impressionists, I ordered tickets with little hesitancy and my mother, sister and I ventured off the weekend before Thanksgiving to get our culture on.


I'm very lucky to live in an area that is home to a gorgeous art gallery - the Albright Knox Art Gallery. I remember trips here when I was younger (and more specifically, playing on the back side of the gallery), and I have no good excuse as to why I haven't been back for years. The combination of Thanksgiving break and the Monet exhibit were just the perfect catalyst to change all of that.


The exhibit is called Monet and the Impressionist Revolution, 1860-1910 and will run from November 15th 2015 - March 20th 2016. The exhibit features work from Claude Monet, Paul C├ęzanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and more. The exhibit showcased some of my favorite artists and was absolutely worth the costs of a ticket (PS - if you have a student ID, you can save a bit)!! I did take a few photos, which I will share here but to be honest, I purposely tried to limit any photography because it is truly an exhibit that needs to be seen in person to appreciate.










Tickets for the exhibit also includes admission to the overall museum, but to be honest, the Monet exhibit deeply overshadowed what was on display in the rest of the museum (perhaps because to be honest, I'm not a huge fan of modern art...forgive me).

I'd highly recommend the Monet exhibit if you're looking for something to do in Western New York! If you are traveling to the Buffalo area for the holidays, it would make for a great family activity. You can buy tickets here!

Oh, and don't forget to explore the exterior of the gorgeous facility as well! :)


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