James Jacques Joseph Tissot, The Fan, about 1875. Oil on canvas; 15-1/8 x 20-1/8 in. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund.

Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum

October 27, 2013February 9, 2014
Hamilton Building - Level 2 — Ticketed with member discount. Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-0130.

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. Find more details on the Ticket Information page.

Passport to Paris is presented by 

Exhibition support is also provided by Wells Fargo, Adolph Coors Foundation Exhibition Endowment Fund, Stockman Family Foundation, Fine Arts Foundation, Larimer Square, William La Bahn, the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4 and The Denver Post.

Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum is organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut and is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.