Cities of light: Monet & Architecture

Saturday 19 May, 11am–3.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Richard Thomson, Christine Corton, Anna Gruetzner Robins, Stephane Kirkland and Sarah Quill

£35/£30 conc./£25 Members/£10 Students

See the cityscapes of Paris, Venice, and London through Monet’s eyes. 

At this day of talks, exhibition curator Richard Thomson and fellow experts discuss how Monet embraced the qualities of light, atmosphere, steam, and smog to transform solid architecture into something radiant, immaterial, and mysterious.


11am: Welcome

11.05–11.30am: Richard Thomson: 'Monet & Architecture: Curator’s introduction'

11.30–11.55am: Anna Gruetzner Robins: 'Mapping Monet’s London' 

11.55am–12.20pm: Sarah Quill: 'Water, light, and stone: Monet in Venice'

12.20–12.45pm: Plenary chaired by Richard Thomson: Morning speakers Q&A

12.45–2.15pm: Lunch (not provided)

2.15–2.40pm: Stephane Kirkland: 'Monet's Paris: Impressions of a new city'

2.40–3.05pm: Christine Corton: 'Making the disagreeable beautiful: Monet's London series in perspective'

3.05–3.30pm:  Plenary chaired by Richard Thomson: Afternoon speakers Q&A

3.30pm: Close

Image above: Detail from Claude Monet, 'The Quai du Louvre (Le Quai du Louvre)', 1867. © Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag