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Press Event: A New Look: Samuel F.B. Morse's 'Gallery of the Louvre'

The renowned painting 'Gallery of the Louvre' (1831–1833) by American inventor Samuel F. B. Morse (1791–1872) has been recently conserved and will be on view in a focus exhibition at the National Gallery of Art near the East Garden Court of the West Building. On loan from the Terra Foundation for American Art from June 25, 2011, through July 8, 2012, the painting depicts masterpieces from the Louvre's collection that Morse 'reinstalled' in one of that museum's grandest galleries, the Salon Carré. 'A New Look: Samuel F. B. Morse's 'Gallery of the Louvre'' was previously on view at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, from March 1 through June 12, 2011.