Atlanta is for Louvre-ers
Le Musée du Louvre? Ici? Oui!
Thanks to a ongoing partnership between the Louvre and Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, you can view a selection of the Louvre’s masterpieces sans international airfares.
The exhibit, titled “The Louvre and the Masterpiece,” is the third and final installment in a series of year-long exhibits on loan from the Louvre. This exhibit opened in Atlanta on October 12 and will be on view at the High through Sept. 6, 2009.
As the title suggests, the exhibit will examine masterpieces. Not only will museum-goers have the opportunity to view 91 selections from the Louvre’s eight curatorial departments, they will also learn about the concept of “the masterpiece” – how the term is defined, and how our perceptions evolve over time. Though most of the artwork will be on display throughout the exhibit’s duration, some pieces, such Vermeer’s The Astronomer (left), will be rotated in and out periodically.
High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia; +1 404 733 4444.
Have you visited the exhibit? Let us know what you think of it.
Read more about Atlanta’s temporary cache of Louvre masterpieces:
–The High Museum: Louvre Atlanta Year 3
–The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Final Louvre Exhibit Organized for Impact
–CNN: Atlanta Welcomes Masterpieces from the Louvre
- Nat Geo Expeditions
–Globe Atlanta: Louvre Atlanta Partnership Enters Third and Final Year
–Art Daily: Exhibitions Showcasing Masterpieces from All Areas of Louvre’s Collections Opens in Atlanta