'Turner, Whistler, Monet' draws 500,000 visitors

26th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Jan 26 (AFP) - A three-month exhibition featuring works by JMW Turner, James McNeill Whistler and Claude Monet closed in Paris last week after receiving more than half a million visitors, France's museum authority said Wednesday.

PARIS, Jan 26 (AFP) - A three-month exhibition featuring works by JMW Turner, James McNeill Whistler and Claude Monet closed in Paris last week after receiving more than half a million visitors, France's museum authority said Wednesday.

An average of 6,043 people filed through the Grand Palais off the Champs-Elysees to see the 19th century paintings by the British, American and French artists, the Reunion des Musees Nationaux said.

In all, 501,601 people saw the exhibition, which ran October 13 to January 17, making it the biggest attraction yet to grace the Grand Palais galleries, which were opened 39 years ago.

The exhibition will now move to London's Tate Gallery, where it will be on display from February 12 to May 15.

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