Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.
It features 50 masterpieces from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. Masters such as Nicolas Poussin, François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Claude Monet will be among those represented.
The artworks visually unfold the richness of French painting during the period ranging from the 1600s through the 1900s, and include religious and mythological subjects, portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes. This exhibition tour is the first time that all of these works have been shown as a group. It is accompanied by an exhibition book titled Masters of French Painting, 1290-1920: At The Wadsworth Atheneum, by Eric M. Zafran.
To give an even richer understanding of French society during the three centuries this exhibition covers, the DAM will display furnishings from our collection and costumes on loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
A special exhibition ticket for Passport to Paris will give visitors access to Court to Café, Nature as Muse, and Drawing Room, and extended hours are scheduled to occur throughout the exhibition's run.