Exhibition Archive

Renoir at the Theatre: Looking at La Loge

21 February - 26 May 2008

detail of painting by Cassatt
detail of la loge
detail of renoir painting


… the kind of exhibition that The Courtauld Gallery does to perfection. It takes an Impressionist masterpiece from its own incomparable collections and gives it context. 
The Daily Telegraph

Another of those close-focus shows this gallery does so well. It brings together Renoir’s La Loge with other treatments by him and contemporaries of people in theatre boxes.  Recommended.

Sunday Times

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s La Loge (The Theatre Box), 1874, is a masterpiece of Impressionist painting and one of the most famous works in the Courtauld Gallery’s collection. The exhibition unites this exceptional picture with Renoir’s other paintings of elegant Parisians on display in their loges.

It also includes other depictions of the theatre box by his Impressionist contemporaries, with important works by Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas and others borrowed from international collections. Their shared interest in the spectacle of modern society at the theatre is further explored through a rich array of printed material such as contemporary fashion magazines and caricatures.

Further information about the exhibition

Three movies about the exhibition

La Loge in detail

Exhibition Supporters:

Apax Partners

Mr and Mrs Gilbert Lloyd, Nassau, Bahamas

The Doris Pacey Charitable Foundation

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