Real People ReCreate Works of Art With #TourDePageant

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Re-creation of Édouard Manet's "Music in the Tuileries Gardens." The original painting hangs in the Hugh Gallery in Dublin, Ireland

Experience great art from celebrated museums around the globe virtually through the magic of tableaux vivants, or living pictures. The iconic Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach has launched #TourDePageant, a bi-weekly social media series showcasing past Pageant re-creations, with real people posing as works of art. This art-stopping online initiative offers a unique look into some of the most famous museums in the world, all from the comfort of home.

"With society practicing social distancing, the arts are needed more now than ever," said Sharbie Higuchi, Director of Marketing/PR at Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach. "We hope this online initiative will enrich, entertain and inspire during this challenging time."

Beginning Thursday, April 2nd the public can visit the Festival of Arts website or follow @FestivalPageant on social media to tune into the series. Twice a week throughout the entire month of April, the Pageant of the Masters will bring notable pieces of art from around the world to everyone's living room through incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.

Highlights from the #TourDePageant series include a virtual trip to Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France to see Monet's "Women in the Garden" re-created in the 2007 Pageant of the Masters. Journey to Melbourne, Australia with a re-creation from the National Gallery of Victoria, travel to Mexico City to the Museo Mural Diego Rivera, and even experience art a little closer to home with Pageant re-creations from Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and more.

The Pageant of the Masters #TourDePageant online series kicks-off Thursday, April 2, 2020 and will feature new videos every Tuesday and Thursday through April 30, 2020. Additionally, meet the Festival of Art's 2020 exhibitors in the ongoing #MeetTheArtist series with photos of their work, biographies and fun facts. To stay up to date on all things Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts, visit www.foapom.com or follow @FestivalPageant on social media.

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