It’s a great feeling knowing that your Arts Center keeps amazing exhibits in rotation. Being the hub to countless, exclusive tour pieces, our friends at the High Museum of Art have brought us two great historical masterpieces. We’ll begin with “Go West!”
The HMOA have decided to grace us with treasures of the American West as the exclusive venue for “Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West,” on view from Nov. 3, 2013 through April 13, 2014.
Drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyo., the exhibition features major works of art and important artifacts including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, frontier firearms and objects from Native American cultures that showcase the exploration and settlement of the American West. The exhibition spans 100 years of American art from 1830 to 1930 and features 257 objects presented chronologically and arranged thematically into 10 sections.
Through these objects, the exhibition highlights the ways visual images and stories of explorers and legendary western celebrities such as Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley and Chief Sitting Bull continue to inform American identity and character today.
The exhibition begins with early 19th-century representations of the West, complemented by objects made by Native American tribe members who interacted with the earliest frontier settlers. Moving into the early 20th century, “Go West!” demonstrates how these early representations and objects gave way to widespread perceptions of the West. The exhibition also includes a focus gallery that examines the extraordinary union of popular culture and history in Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show and the art that the shows inspired.
“The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden” will feature more than 100 works, some of which have never traveled outside of Paris. These will include large-scale sculptures from the garden that were created in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries by sculptors including François- Joseph Bosio, Antoine Coysevox and Aristide Maillol, and paintings, photographs and drawings that depict the Tuileries. Thirty-five works in the exhibition are from the collections of the Louvre.
The exhibition will also explore how the 63-acre garden influenced and inspired French and American Impressionists such as Camille Pissarro, Childe Hassam, and photographers such as Eugène Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson and André Kertész. As part of the exhibition’s presentation in Atlanta, the High will turn the museum’s piazza into a landscaped park, inspired by the Tuileries Garden. The exhibit is here until January 19, 2014.
*All photos provided by HMOA