Art enthusiasts, get ready for the chance of a lifetime! You don’t have to fly to Paris anymore to get a firsthand look at some of the Louvre’s most treasured collections! The Denver Art Museum in association with Louvre Atlanta, and in collaboration between High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and Musée du Louvre, Paris presents “Artisans and Kings ~ Selected Treasures from the Louvre.”
“Artisans and Kings ~ Selected Treasures from the Louvre” is the first international exhibit to be held in the new Frederic C. Hamilton Building. A series of events (daily through January 6, 2008) lead to the discovery of the stories surrounding each piece of art.
What is the secret behind the missing head of the drawing “Africa?”
What is reflected behind the painting “Woman with Mirror?”
See the never been used arm chairs made for Madame Elisabeth, the sister of Louis XVI!
These are only some of the mysteries you can unravel with your visit to the Denver Art Museum.
Other events are as follows:
In Artist Demonstrations, you can “watch local artists demonstrate techniques used to create the decorative arts in Artisans & Kings” (exhibition ticket required) Allow yourselves to be transported back to the world of famous artisans. Imagine yourselves holding the brush and painting on a canvass or even imagine yourselves as the beautiful subjects.
In the Conversation Lounge, a sub-series is presented for those who are eager and curious to learn about glamorous French culture. From luxurious fabrics with costume technologist Ted Stark to the aromas of the Court of Louis XIV. It is a must see for anyone who’s interested in old French living. More of this can be learned at Course: Louis3: Artists, Kings & Splendid Things. There’s no better way to get into the spirit of French royalty and high end living than this. The Court of Versailles will seem like a stone’s throw away.
For more information, you can log on to http://www.denver.org/ Tickets sell fast so don’t waste your time deliberating! Get your tickets now!