King Louis XIV’s Versailles Coming to New York
March 20, 2018
Versailles Family, need something to hold you over until Season 3? New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will play host to the “Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789)” exhibit.
The unique experience will provide an in-depth look at the paintings, furniture, carpets, costumes, sculptures and armor King Louis XIV’s guests encountered. The Sun King drew visitors to his lavish court from all over the world, from Europe, America, Africa, to Asia. The Met exhibition includes objects that give us a sense of the gifts travelers brought to Versailles and the souvenirs they took home with them.
Photo: Court suit, 1774–93, French, silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1932, 32.40a–c.