08 Jul 2023
03 Sep 2023



To mark the 140th anniversary of Claude Monet's first visit to Monte Carlo and the Riviera, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco will devote its major summer exhibition  to him from July 8 to September 3 2023. Bringing a hundred or so works from all over the world together in an area of 3,000 m², the exhibition will be one of the largest monographs devoted to Claude Monet of the decade, and without doubt the most daring.

The exhibition will follow Monet's work and the artist's life on the Riviera at a pivotal moment in his life. The exhibition, with more than 100 paintings from all over the world, including many masterpieces that have rarely been shown together - and one that has never been seen before - will offer a new perspective on the Master's work. 

At the crossroads of chronology and theme, the exhibition - curated by Marianne Mathieu, a specialist in Claude Monet - will provide keys to a better understanding of the painter's quest through exceptional scenography created within a 3000 m² museum space offering total creative freedom.

Works rarely exhibited together

Around a section devoted to paintings created during his time on the Riviera, 25 exceptional works exhibited for the first time near the still preserved sites where they were painted, the exhibition strives to put the master's work into perspective,showing his quest to capture light. In all, more than 100 paintings will be presented, dating from the beginning of his life to the end.  

This exhibition, one of the largest monographs devoted to Claude Monet in the last decade, and arguably the most daring, with paintings rarely shown together, is organised with the exceptional support of the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris. It also brings together more than thirty lenders: private collections including the Prince's Palace of Monaco, as well as major international institutions including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Von der Heydt-Museum in Wuppertal and the Fondation Beyeler in Basel.

Rochers au bord de la Méditerranée, 1888
Claude Monet Villas à Bordighera, 1884
Antibes, le fort, 1888
Strada Romana à Bordighera, 1884
Canotiers à Argenteuil, 1874
Bois d'oliviers au jardin Moreno, 1884
Claude Monet Nymphéas, 1914-1917
General information
Grimaldi Forum
10 Avenue Princesse Grace
98000 Monaco