Though Samuel F. B. Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time and served as president of the National Academy of Design. "Gallery of the Louvre" stands as one of Morse’s last great artistic achievements. Filled with his careful and personal selection of the Louvre’s finest works, all of which he painstakingly reproduced in miniature, the painting is a signal work of transatlantic exchange intended to connect American audiences with great European artworks. The Amon Carter presents Morse’s famous painting and painted preparatory sketch in combination with works on paper from the museum’s own collection that, like Morse’s painting, feature museum and gallery spaces as their subject matter.
May 23–August 23
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.