Exhibition The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden
from June 14, 2014 to September 28, 2014
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This exhibition takes the Tuileries to America as it explores the evolution of the garden, from its beginnings as an outdoor museum for French royalty to its role as one of the first public gardens in Paris, after which it served as both a source of inspiration and a space of experimentation for artists in the 19th century.
The opening of the exhibition in Atlanta in 2013 coincides with the 400th anniversary celebration of the birth of André Le Nôtre, who designed the garden as we know it today. The work (in part) of his grandfather, father, and godfather, the Tuileries Garden holds a special place in the life of the most famous French landscape architect, who retired to a house next to the large parterre where he lived until his death.
To illustrate this theme, 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and models from the 16th to the 20th century were chosen from the Departments of Paintings, Sculptures, and Prints and Drawings at the Louvre, as well as from a number of French and American institutions.
G. Bresc-Bautier, Director of the Department of Sculptures, G. Fonkenell, head of the History of the Louvre section of the Department of Sculptures, Musée du Louvre, D. Brenneman, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
From June 14 to September 28, 2014