"Neoclassicism" is the name given to the various classicizing movements that developed in Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and that profoundly influenced the fine arts, decorative arts, and architecture.
This sweeping survey, co-organized with the Musée du Louvre in Paris, showcases some 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and works of decorative art. Antiquity Revived: Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century explores, from various points of view, how the renewal of classical taste found its roots in ancient sources, and how painters, sculptors, designers, artisans, and architects from Rome to Paris and from London to St. Petersburg forged an imaginative classical style that satisfied the needs and tastes of their own age.
Explore the exhibition with MFAH curator Edgar Peters Bowron in Antiques & Fine Art Magazine.
The accompanying illustrated catalogue is available through The MFAH Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum's Hirsch Library (713.639.7325). Read more in the New York Review of Books.
This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in association with the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
Generous funding is provided by: Lead corporate sponsor:
Birgitt van Wijk Total
Linda K. Finger
Luther King Capital Management