'Monet and Friends Alive' exhibit is coming to BGC 2
A glimpse of the "Monet and Friends" exhibit. Handout
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'Monet and Friends Alive,' an immersive art exhibit, is coming to BGC

A multi-sensory experience celebrating Claude Monet and other artists of the Impressionist era is coming to Bonifacio Global City, Taguig this month.
ANCX Staff | Jan 25 2024

MANILA -- A multi-sensory experience celebrating Claude Monet and other artists of the Impressionist era is coming to Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig this month. 

"Monet and Friends" is created and produced by Melbourne-based Grande Experiences, the same group behind the recently concluded "Van Gogh Alive" exhibit. It will have a limited season at the BGC Arts Center starting January 31, with two-hour slots available from Tuesday to Sunday.

Visitors can enjoy a display of light, color, sound, and fragrance, with paintings by Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul C├ęzanne, Edgar Degas, and many others projected at an enormous scale and set to classical scores.

'Monet and Friends' will open in BGC on January 31. Handout
"Monet and Friends" will open in BGC on January 31. Handout

"Once again, the Bonifacio Art Foundation Inc. partnered with Grande Experiences to make these iconic artworks accessible to local Filipino audiences in ways where they can embrace the art through this immersive experience. We hope that this offering will give us a sense of the broader tradition in the arts that have influenced generations of artists the world over, as we ourselves evolve our own beautiful art traditions," Maria Isabel Garcia, managing director and curator of Bonifacio Art Foundation Inc., said in a statement. 

Grande Experiences founder and chairman Bruce Peterson, for his part, believes that "Monet and Friends Alive" will offer visitors "an entertaining, educational, and enlightening experience, whether they are art and history aficionados or exploring the Impressionists for the first time."

Tickets to "Monet and Friends Alive" are priced at P1,200 each for general admission, with a discounted rate of P800 for children, students up to college level, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities. Early bird tickets are also available for P760 each until February 4. 

There are also limited Premium Flex Passes for P2,500 each, allowing visitors enter and exit anytime within the day of their scheduled visit, as well as access to a special entry lane and the "Monet and Friends Alive" program.