American Encounters: Thomas Cole
Chicago, Illinois

To support the first in a series of annual presentations of American art over the next five years jointly organized by the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, Arkansas), the Musée du Louvre (Paris), and the Terra Foundation. The first presentation, American Encounters: Thomas Cole, focuses on the theme of landscape with four paintings by Thomas Cole and one by Asher B. Durand. It opens in 2012 at the Louvre and then travels to the Crystal Bridges Museum and the High Museum. The grant also supports publication by the Louvre of a scholarly book on the painting by Thomas Cole in its collection.