Crystal Bridges Partners With Louvre To Display Art

Four museums, including the Louvre in Paris and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, on Wednesday announced a four-year collaboration to exhibit both American and European art.

The first installation will premier at the Louvre on Jan. 14 before it travels to the other partner museums. That exhibit will focus on "the birth of American landscape painting through the works of Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand," Crystal Bridges said in a news release.

The other museums in the partnership are the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago.

"At each of the museums the works will be displayed within their permanent collections galleries to add new dimension and nuance to the museums' own holdings," the news release said.

After its premiere at the Louvre, the works will travel to Crystal Bridges (May 12-Aug. 13, 2012) and the High Museum (Sept. 22, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013). The organizing themes of future installations and their tour schedules will be announced later.