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Dec 20
MCC students take in historic Monet exhibit in Denver

One of the highlights this semester for a dozen McCook Community College students was a field trip to Denver to take in a once in a life-time opportunity to see a select exhibit of Claude Monet works at the Denver Art Museum.

Students were able to see first-hand the familiar ponds, poplars, bridges, boats and water lilies that Monet is known for, but also included many pieces rarely seen, which is why this exhibition has brought thousands of viewers from all over the world in this collection called "Monet: The Truth of Nature."

MCC Art Instructor Rick Johnson said while the students were excited to see Monet's work with their own eyes, he was excited with the scope of the exhibition.

In addition to displaying the handful of Monet works the museum owns, the Denver Art Museum spent the past decade securing more than 100 Monet works including offerings from 80 lenders located in 15 different countries. Top museums contributing include: Paris' Musée d'Orsay, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and others.

Students attending this trip included: Jayda Dwyer, Lydia Hagen, Megan Blood-Smyth, Hallie Kasten, Skyla Henning, Reecca O'Connor, Kenzie Kollars Hana Brock, Marshall Still, Britney Nolan, Whitney Loos, MCC alum Tatiana Young and Rick Johnson.

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​