The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden
November 3, 2013–January 19, 2014
A major exhibition that explores the art, design and evolution of Paris' beloved Tuileries Garden and its impact on artists through time will premiere at the High Museum of Art in October 2013. The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden will feature more than 100 works, some of which have never been seen outside of France.
Works will include large-scale sculptures from the garden that were created in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries by artists including François-Joseph Bosio, Antoine Coysevox, and Aristide Maillol, and paintings, photographs, and drawings that depict the Tuileries. The exhibition will also explore how the 63-acre garden influenced and inspired works by painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Childe Hassam and photographers such as Eugène Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and André Kertész.
The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden is co-organized by the High, the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, and the Portland Art Museum, Oregon, with the exceptional collaboration of the Louvre. Following its presentation in Atlanta (Oct. 2013–Jan. 2014), the exhibition will travel to Toledo (Feb.–May 2014) and Portland (June–Sept. 2014).
The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden will examine how the Tuileries, which extends from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde, evolved from its beginnings as an outdoor museum for French royalty to its role as one of the first public gardens in Europe, after which it served as both subject and inspiration for artists working in Paris.
Organization & Support
The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Portland Art Museum, Oregon, and the Toledo Museum of Art, with special collaboration of the musée du Louvre.