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Monet-starring Albright-Knox exhibit looks to make an 'Impression' on art lovers

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A homecoming of sorts gets underway at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery this weekend. A new exhibit titled "Monet and the Impressionist Revolution" opens to the public Sunday. Gallery director Janne Siren says it's an ensemble of "truly spectacular" masterpieces produced between 1860 and 1910.

"I would say that you will hear a lot of oohs and ahhs from people who live here as well as those who will travel from afar to come visit this exhibition," Siren said Friday.

The exhibition features 40 works from the Albright-Knox's renowned collection, several of which have been out on loan, as well as selected works from other museums. Along with Monet, there are works by Picasso, Kandinsky and others.

"It's so fantastic to compare how our masterpieces pair up with those from the Museum of Modern Art, from the Art Institute of Chicago, from the Dallas Museum of Art, and elsewhere. It's a great complement to all the pioneering work that generations of collectors have done in Buffalo," Siren said.

The exhibit runs through March.