You may or may not be aware that I have my Masters degree in Art History. My passion for art grew in my college years and I know it will be something that will stay with me forever. I love museum-going and simply don’t go as often as I should.
This particular post is highlighting an exhibition that the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has right now. If you check out my Photography page, you’ll see that I went to the museum recently and enjoyed one of Monet’s Water Lilies paintings that they have in their Impressionism collection.
A close up picture I took during my last trip to the Nelson-Atkins. I just love the beautiful shades of green, purple, and cream brushstrokes that appear to be nothing more than paint but also create beautiful water lilies at the same time. It is truly a spectacular painting and I thoroughly enjoyed it both near and afar. I’m looking forward to returning to the museum very soon for an exhibition there featuring all three panels of Monet’s Water Lilies triptych. Each panel is owned by a separate museum, so this is the first time (in my lifetime at least) that these three panels have been on display together.
Another close up of the Monet panel, which I find really beautiful. I hope it entices you to make the trip to see the full triptych! If you are an art lover at all and are in the Kansas City area, please make an effort to go see this historic exhibition. I can only imagine how beautiful the three panels must look in person. The exhibition runs from April 9th through August 7th, so you have plenty of time to plan a trip this Spring or Summer.
For more information, please visit the Nelson-Atkins’ website on the Monet exhibition.