New “Colors of Impression” Exhibit in Rabat Reaffirms Morocco as Africa’s Art Hub
A new impressionist exhibit at Rabat’s Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art ( MMVI) featuring 42 Impressionist Masterpiece paintings reaffirms Morocco as an art hub. Through August 31st, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne are among the big names making featured at the “Colors of Impressionism” 9th century exhibition. This is the first time historically that the French Orsay Museum is lending it’s pieces to Morocco. Rabat’s Mohammed VI Museum has been chosen since it is the kingdom’s first museum to devote itself entirely to modern and contemporary arts and meet international museum standards. The MMVI covers the evolution of Morocco’s art in the plastic and visual arts category from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. The curators hope to show the history of Impressionism through color and want to give the opportunity for the works to be enjoyed by those who cannot travel to Paris. Rabat is Morocco’s capital, the country’s political and administrative hub, and was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2012. Highlights of the exhibition including the “Regata” by Claude Monet.