Louvre Atlanta opens at the High Museum

An unprecedented partnership between Paris' Louvre and Atlanta's High Museum of Art is bringing a number of works of art from the famous French museum to the American South. Many of these works have never before left France. On October 14, two exhibitions open:

"The Kings as Collectors: (October 14, 2006 - September 2, 2007)
This exhibition highlights some of the magnificent paintings and sculptures acquired by Louis XIV (the Sun King) and Louis XVI (the last King of France). The French royal collections are the heart of the Louvre's present day holdings."

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"The King's Drawings: (October 14, 2006 - January 28, 2007)
This exhibition presents masterworks from the royal collection of drawings assembled during the reigns of Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI. It is one of the most important exhibitions of old master drawings ever mounted in the Southeastern United States."

Highlights of these two exhibitions include Raphael's Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione, Rembrandt's St. Matthew and the Angel, and works by Valazquez, Durer, and Murillo.

Future exhibitions are planned, and more information can be found on the website of the High Museum.