A Rarity in Rome

The Impressionists were French, not Italian–which explains why virtually none of their Monetworks are here in Rome.  Most of them are in France (surprise!).

This is why an exhibition at one of Rome’s major venues is so unusual: it’s all about Claude Monet (1840-1926).  The Musée Marmottan Monet is a museum in Paris that is totally dedicated to the works of this great impressionist, and for a limited time they agreed to send a collection of their treasures to Rome for a special exhibition.

But the time turned out to be too limited!  Originally scheduled to last only about four months, the exhibition has been extended twice now, by popular demand.  At the moment it’s running through June 3.  Nobody knows if the Marmottan will agree to extend it yet again, so if you’re into Monet, and aren’t planning to visit Paris, the time to take in this fabulous exhibit is now.