Art Trip to Paris

Architecte © I.M. Pei / Musée du Louvre
June 23–June 26, 2018

AFL traveled to Paris for its annual art trip with the International Council and Chairman’s Circle. The program centered around work by Eugène Delacroix, on the occasion of the Louvre’s spring exhibition Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863).

The program began on the evening of June 23 with a private reception at the Louvre to view an exhibition of the museum’s collection of 18th century French pastels, recently conserved through a generous gift from AFL members Mike and Joan Kahn.

On June 24, members spent the day at the historic Château de Fontainebleau, sovereign residence for eight centuries which was inhabited by such figures as Capétiens, Valois, Bourbons, Bonaparte and Orléans. There they visited the Napoleonic theater and the Petits Appartements which are closed to the public. They also toured the newly reopened Napoleon Museum.

June 25 began with a visit to the Musée national Eugène Delacroix, which provided the context for the life and art of this famous painter, whose work was viewed the following day in the Louvre’s exhibition while the museum was closed to the public.

Members were hosted at various private homes and collections throughout the trip.

For information on how to join the International Council or Chairman’s Circle, visit our Membership page or contact Astrid Larson at