‘Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water & Light’ at PAC Sunday

The Great Art on Screen film “Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water & Light" shows at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. (Courtesy photo)

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is proud to present the Great Art on Screen series at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Street in Newport.

These visually stunning event documentaries from By Experience feature the most extraordinary and groundbreaking art masters of their time, in glorious HD color and depth.

Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet, in "Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light" at 2 p.m. this Sunday, June 16. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized modern art with his timeless masterpieces. The event is hosted by Cynthia Jacobi and Gary Lahman.

Monet scholars lead this in-depth, exclusive tour of the museums that house the largest collections of these lily paintings, including the Musée Marmottan Monet, the Orsay Museum, and L'Orangerie — concluding with Monet's own house and gardens at Giverny, which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best-known works. In 1899, he began painting the water lilies, first in vertical views with a Japanese bridge as a central feature, and later in the series of large-scale paintings, which occupied him for the next 20 years of his life.

OCCA appreciates the support of the Jeannette Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation and the City of Newport, as well as individual event sponsors, which makes it possible to show By Experience productions at the PAC.

Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and $11 for students. Buy tickets online at coast arts.org, at the PAC box office or by calling 541-265-ARTS (2787). Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (excepting holidays), and one hour prior to performance times.

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