Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies,” among the most famous and instantly recognizable paintings in the world, will be on display as part of the Art Institute’s upcoming exhibit, “Monet and Chicago,” which opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 18, 2021.
So it’s fitting that water lilies, the plant, will be among the stars of a companion show, “The Flowers of Monet,” at the Garfield Park Conservatory, also opening Saturday.
For the exhibit, the conservatory’s horticulturalists have transformed the Artist’s Garden into a Monet canvas come to life, with asters, dahlias, nasturtiums, roses and other blooms chosen to reflect the flora that captured Monet’s imagination and led to some of Impressionism’s most memorable works of art. A living wall inspired by the “Water Lilies” series is among the features designed to offer a unique interpretation of Monet’s vision.
Tickets for the Monet exhibit are $5 for adults, and free for children and members. Reservations for timed entry are required, with tickets good for 30 minutes. Admission to the “The Flowers of Monet” is separate from admission to the conservatory’s Outdoor Gardens, which is free but also requires an advance ticket, good for 90 minutes. Both tickets can be booked for the same day.
“The Flowers of Monet” will run through Nov. 30.
Here's a sneak peek of the water lilies we're serving as a part of The Flowers of Monet exhibit. We transformed the Artist's garden into the plant life that captured Monet’s imagination. It opens this Saturday, September 5 at the Conservatory in partnership with the @artinstitutechi While water lilies are beautiful and fragrant, they are important for other reasons. The shade they provide reduces algae from growing and keeps the water cooler in the summer. Fish find cover from predators under the leaves and they provide food for insects, ducks, beavers, and other animals. Book your tickets now! $5 for adults; kids and members are free: link in bio #monetatGPC @chicagoparks . . . #garfieldparkconservatory #monet #flowersofmonet #monetatGPC #artinstituteofchicago #art #claudemonet #waterlily #waterlilies #lilypond #artists #flowersofinstagram #Flowers #naturephotography #photooftheday #gardens #gardensofinstagram