French Impressionist Claude Monet’s stunning landscape painting, Antibes (1888) forms the centrepiece, and is the inspiration for, an exciting new exhibition opening at the Ferens Art Gallery.
The masterpiece will travel to Hull for the first time as part of an innovative new programme in partnership with The Courtauld, London.
Antibes was chosen to be the lead painting for the exhibition following a public vote and was designed to give young people in Hull an opportunity to engage with cultural decision-making. Indeed, Monet in Mind is in itself a showcase of the talents of the Future Ferens, a 16-25 year old volunteer group, who worked in collaboration with the Gallery on all aspects of curation, design and promotion of this immersive exhibition.
Future Ferens have selected works from Ferens’ permanent collection to accompany Monet’s Antibes. Selected works include highlights by Walter Richard Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, Derwent Lees, and Barbara Hepworth.
This collaborative exhibition will bring a fresh perspective to the Impressionist artwork, and invite visitors to reconsider some of their Ferens favourites.
The key theme underscoring the exhibition is that of mindfulness, with Monet’s landscape as the anchor point. Mindfulness encourages individuals to pause and take a step back from stresses of life, and appreciate the present moment.
This accessible exhibition has been designed to give visitors – both to the gallery and online – the space in which to reflect on the artworks on display and enjoy them in a calming environment.
Free entry – Booking essential
The Ferens has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art. Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederick Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing. With a regular programme of events, guided tours and changing exhibitions, there’s always something new to explore. You can also enjoy refreshments in our popular cafe, Venue Hull.