The Bellagio tips its hat to one of the founders of French impressionist painting, Claude Monet, when it opens the “Impressions of Light” exhibit on Feb. 18.

The exhibit — up through Jan. 6, 2013 — will feature 20 Monet paintings and eight pieces from his contemporaries, including Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Camille Pissarro and Eugene Louis Boudin. Monet’s collaboration with those painters, along with his work painting the French countryside, led to the development of his signature style, according to a press release from the Bellagio.

All of the works on display are from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which is partnering with the Bellagio on the exhibit.

Tickets for the exhibit cost $15; $12 Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older; and $10 students, teachers and military with ID. It’s free for children 12 and younger. Details: 702-693-7871 or 877-957-9777, www.bellagio.com or www.ticketmaster.com. For the press release, see http://bit.ly/Ai9KZN.

(Above: Claude Monet, Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist's Garden in Argenteuil, 1875.)