Norton’s Monet in Major Exhibition at the Grand Palais, Gauguin Goes to Tate

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL.- The Norton Museum of Art announced its participation in the first major exhibition of Claude Monet’s work in over 30 years, taking place at the Grand Palais in Paris from September 22, 2010 to January 24, 2011. The extensive exhibition will display over 200 paintings from international museums, including the Norton’s revered Monet, The Moreno Gardens at Bordighera. In December of 1883, Monet traveled to France’s Mediterranean coast with Pierre Auguste Renoir and visited Paul Cézanne at his home in Aix-en-Provence. The natural beauty of the region inspired Monet, and the following month he returned to focus upon his art. He settled in the Italian town of Bordighera for ten weeks, where he produced thirty-eight paintings. The Norton’s painting depicts the gardens of landowner Francesco Moreno, who welcomed Monet.