Ruling in splendor, the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, created the most powerful nation in seventeenth century Europe. For three decades, he was also monarch of vast areas of North America. This man, his court, his impact on French and European society and culture, and his ties to the New World are the subjects of The Sun King: Louis XIV and the New World. His presence and power are traced through photographs, posters, and texts.
The Sun King: Louis XIV and the New World, based on a major exhibition organized by the Louisiana State Museum, presents King Louis XIV, the absolute monarch who controlled all forms of French manners and culture, including the production of arts and crafts and performance of drama and music. Panel topics include:
The Sun King is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
|Content||20 framed panels|
|Space Requirements||112 square feet of floor space (8’ x 14’)|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 1 wooden crate and 1 fiber case:|
|Rental Period||4 weeks|
*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.
A specified number of print materials are provided with this exhibition at no additional cost. Additional copies of these materials may be obtained for a nominal fee:
The Sun King press release
A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.
Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download on the logo page.
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All dates available. Contact us to reserve this exhibition for the upcoming year.