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The New York Botanical Garden Painstakingly Recreates Monet's Conservatory

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: nybg.org and mymodernmet
The New York Botanical Garden has meticulously put together a touching tribute for French Impressionist Claude Monet. Organized by Paul Hayes Tucker of the University of Massachusetts Boston, one of America’s foremost authorities on Monet and Impressionism, the exhibit is a full-scale recreation of two of Monet's gardens that inspired so many of his paintings: the traditional French style-one and the Japanese-inspired one.

Not only does the New York Botanical Garden now house a replica of his garden, it also has his iconic Japanese footbridge and the facade of his house. These additions were created by Tony Award-winning set designer Scott Pask. Locals and visitors will be able to enjoy the garden until late October, 2012.