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DATE: 6 Feb 2023

York Art Gallery will be hosting The Water-Lily Pond (1899) by Claude Monet (1840-1926) from May 2024 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the National Gallery.

The National Gallery has announced the partner venues taking part in National Treasures, 12 displays of loaned paintings all opening on May 10 2024, the 200th birthday of the National Gallery.

National Treasures is a key strand of the programme celebrating the National Gallery’s Bicentenary. Each partner venue will receive a masterpiece from the Gallery’s collection and will curate around it, involving interpretation, community engagement and events, or exhibitions. For the duration of the displays, 35 million people – more than half the UK population – will be within an hour’s journey of a National Gallery masterpiece.

Morgan Feely, Senior Curator, York Art Gallery said:

“We are delighted to be part of the National Gallery’s National Treasures loan project and thrilled that York Art Gallery will be hosting an iconic painting by Claude Monet. The Water-Lily Pond (1899) is an instantly recognisable masterpiece by one of art history’s greatest figures. Our gallery backs on to the beautiful York Museum Gardens. This loan will provide us with a fantastic opportunity to develop a programme of activity around the display which encompasses both the gallery and the gardens. Just as Monet took enormous pleasure in creating and painting his garden, we’re keen to encourage everyone to enjoy both spaces as a site for creative inspiration and wellbeing.”

More details are available in the National Gallery press release: National Gallery announces 12 partner venues across the UK receiving a ‘national treasure’ loan for Bicentenary celebration | Press releases | National Gallery, London

Find out more about The Water-Lily Pond (1899) by Claude Monet (1840-1926) here.