In 1975-76, The European Vision of America was presented at the National Gallery of Art in honor of the Bicentennial of the United States. The exhibition explored the many way Europeans understood America since the start of the Age of Exploration. This new exhibit, America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting (May 21 through August 20, 2017) asks what American collectors make of France in the 18th century, the period during which the nations were each other’s closest allies. On the exhibit’s opening day, the Marine Chamber Orchestra will present works by the noted French composers Jean-Phillippe Rameau and Jean-Marie Leclair, as well as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s stunning tribute to Paris, his Symphony No. 31 in D, setting the tone to appreciate these 70 18th century paintings from collections across America. The concert will take place in the National Gallery of Art's West Building in the East Garden Court.
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