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‘Imagine Monet’

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Sun, March 3, 2024
Sun, March 3, 2024

From Feb. 14, 2024, Tacoma Arts Live will host a unique immersive experience on the art of the French painter Claude Monet.

Grand opening Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 2–7 p.m. (opening day event cost $50 and includes a specialty box of locally made chocolates, live music from 5–7 p.m.)

Thursdays and Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

Sensory-friendly: The first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

“Imagine Monet” is the exhibition produced and created by the French directors Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, the world’s first directors of a digital immersive exhibition. “Imagine Monet” starts with the famous painting “Impression, Soleil levant” (1872) and closes with the renowned Water Lilies series (1914-1926).  This experience features over 200 well-known masterpieces by Claude Monet. 

360° projections on walls and floor will surround visitors into a waking dream, thanks to state-of-the-art Image Totale© technology. This audiovisual innovation was originally created by Albert Plécy in France, in 1977. In this deep dive into Monet’s world, Imagine Monet removes frames and allows visitors to be completely immersed in a universe of images, with total freedom to wander and explore their surroundings.

Claude Monet, born in Paris in 1840, is probably the most famous Impressionist artist. He created environments of infinite light and color, which are considered as the first immersive works in the history of Modern Art.

“Imagine Monet” is an exhibition that pays tribute to the artist’s paintings and life, offering an authentic experience for children and adults, novices and art lovers. The exhibition’s creators, Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, have conceived a “discovery room” designed as a didactic journey on Claude Monet’s life and work before stepping into the immersive space.

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