Thursday, July 19, 2012

Today's Exhibition

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections on view February 24, 2012–July 29, 2012.

Featuring 35 artists, including Marguerite Gérard, Antoine Cecile Haudebourt-Lescot, Adélaïde Labille-Guillard, and Sophie Rude, the exhibition explores the political and social dynamics that shaped their world and influenced their work. Some of these artists flourished with support of such aristocratic patrons as Marie Antoinette, who not only appointed her favorite female artists Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun and Anne Vallayer-Coster to court, but advocated their acceptance into the Académie Royale de peinture et de sculpture.

Where:  National Museum of Women in the Arts , 1250 New York Ave NWWashington, D.C. 20005
When: February 24, 2012–July 29, 2012