Claude Monet was born in Paris, spent his childhood and adolescence in Le Havre and settled in Paris and its outlying communities — never far from the Seine River, a subject of lifelong fascination for the artist. More than 50 of Monet's paintings of the Seine are on loan from locations around the world in the exhibition Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River.
This event begins with curatorial insights about Monet, who captured the spirit of the Seine, and then transitions to a tasting of six distilled spirits from France. Though it is well documented that Monet drank red wines from Bordeaux and Narbonne, he lived at a time when the French were distilling some of the world's best and most popular spirits.
Come raise a glass of calvados (Normandy's famed apple brandy), cognac, rhum agricole and more and offer a toast to Monet.
Meet in the American General Conference room on the mezzanine level of the Beck Building.