A digital world exhibition was shown at Kalmar Castle in 2023. Monet & Friends Alive is more than a conventional art exhibition. It’s a unique immersive experience in which impressionist art comes alive.

When you step into the castle’s Burned Hall you’re immersed in the exhibition, surrounded by the Impressionists’ incredible paintings projected onto gigantic screens. Classical music and aromatic scents will further enhance the experience.

Works by Claude Monet and 17 other great impressionist painters are exhibited. The paintings range from mid-19th century to early 20th century and are the creations of artists like Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne and Edgar Degas. Along their works, photographs and film is exhibited, telling us about the artists’ sources of inspiration.

Today impressionist art is widely cherished, many finding the artistic style easy to approach and appreciate. The exhibition presents impressionism in an innovative and vivid way, opening the wonderful world of art to new audiences. Monet & Friends Alive is welcoming to families and will include arranged children’s activities. The exhibition also includes a bridge, a famous Monet-motif, where visitors may take photos, themselves becoming part of Monets’ famous painting Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies from 1899.

The exhibition is produced by Grande Experiences having customized the experience to fit the historic milieu of Kalmar Castle. It has been exhibited in several locations around the world like Mexico City, Beijing, Moscow, Rome and Sydney.

Monet & Friends Alive was displayed at Kalmar Castle in the Burned Hall and adjacent rooms during April 1 – November 5, 2023.