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A New Look: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre
June 25, 2011 – July 8, 2012
West Building, Main Floor, Lobby C

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: The Gallery of the Louvre by Samuel F. B. Morse was shown in this focus exhibition of a single painting. The recently conserved work was on loan from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

On September 26 author David McCullough presented a lecture on his book The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, which includes a chapter on Morse and the painting. The lecture was followed by a book signing. On October 9 Peter J. Brownlee, associate curator, Terra Foundation for American Art, presented the lecture "A New Look: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre." The teacher workshop "The Artist in the Museum" was held on February 4 and 18. A documentary video produced by the Terra Foundation for American Art concerning the extensive conservation treatment of the painting was shown in the West Building Lecture Hall on several occasions while the work was on view.

Organization: The exhibition was organized in partnership with the National Gallery of Art.

Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art, which also coordinated and supported the lecture by David McCullough.

Brochure: A New Look: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre, by Peter John Brownlee. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2011.

Other Venues: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, March 1, 2011–June 12, 2012

Image: Samuel F. B. Morse, Gallery of the Louvre, 1831–1833, oil on canvas, Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, Daniel J. Terra Collection

Audio and Video

David McCullough, "Morse at the Louvre"
Video, Released: April 17, 2012, (60:28 minutes)
Press Event: A New Look: Samuel F.B. Morse's 'Gallery of the Louvre'
Audio, Released: June 21, 2011, (9:24 minutes)