Tickets go on sale February 2 at 10 am.
Art in Bloom Film Screening—Exhibition on Screen, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Museum of Art require lecture and film program participants ages 13 and up to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 NAAT or PCR test result; test results must be within 72 hours of the event. Please plan to have one of these items in hand upon entry for Museum personnel.
Join us for a special screening of the Exhibition on Screen film Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse. Stay afterward for a discussion with renowned floral artist Joseph Massie. Art in Bloom floral designers Joseph Barnes and Tonia Gebhart.
Please note: admission to Art in Bloom in West Building requires a separate entry ticket.
Please arrive early to allow time for parking and walking to the SECU Auditorium in East Building; we expect parking to be crowded.
Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse (2016). Directed by David Bickerstaff, 93 min., NR
Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro, and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
From the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seebüll, the film takes a magical and widely traveled journey to discover how different contemporaries of Monet built and cultivated modern gardens to explore expressive motifs, abstract color, decorative design, and utopian ideas.
“A show that feels as intellectually invigorating as it is visually delightful.” (The Times)
Image: Claude Monet, The Artist’s Garden in Argenteuil (A Corner of the Garden with Dahlias), 1873, oil on canvas, 24 × 32 1/2 in., Gift of Janice H. Levin in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC