The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced last week that a suite of three French themed shows titled “Passport to Paris” will anchor its fall 2013 exhibition schedule. On view October 27, 2013 to February 9, 2014, the trio of shows will focus on French art from the late 1600s
to early 1900s, and explore changes in art and society during these three important centuries in art history. Revealing how art mirrors society, guests will get a sense of the changes that took place from the time of the powerful and absolute monarchy of Louis XIV to the individualistic café society. The museum will also focus on a full suite of programming that highlights France and the French aesthetic and is thrilled to partner with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to create an immersive, on-site experience that will beckon visitors back throughout the season.
“This was a time of exceptional changes in French history that influenced all of Europe,” said Angelica Daneo, associate curator of painting and sculpture at the DAM. “Shifts in politics, society, and taste were reflected in the visual arts and in the new aesthetic ideals developed by artists. These exhibitions will offer our visitors unique examples by some of the most celebrated artists of their time.”
Included in the fall suite are: Court to Café - Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum; Nature as Muse - French Impressionist Landscapes; and Drawing Room - An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection.
A special exhibition ticket will give guests access to all three exhibitions for a delightful discovery of French art. “These are the rock stars of the art world: Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Toulouse-Lautrec, the list goes on,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the Denver Art Museum. “It’s an incredible opportunity for our visitors to experience the history of art through the work of masters.”