2017 Pageant of the Masters Theme

In the 17th and 18th centuries, the desire to experience the world’s great art firsthand inspired the European tradition of continental travel on “the grand tour.” Inspired to set out on pilgrimages by land and sea to the great cultural centers of Europe, and eventually the globe, those early travelers often risked life and limb to stand in the presence of masterpieces.

Your Pageant ticket to THE GRAND TOUR becomes your passport to experience spectacle, music, stories and grand illusions as masterpieces come to life. Book your passage now for this breathtaking theatrical journey through the centuries in search of unforgettable art.



July 7 – August 31, 2017
Nightly at 8:30pm

Advance Tickets $15 – $230



Williams-Wynn, Apperly, Hamilton Pompeo Batoni Oil 1768-1772 Italian
The Shop of Gersaint Antoine Watteau Oil 1718 French
France Triomphante Fountain J.-B. Tuby Gilt Bronze 1679-1683 French
Apollo & Nymphs of Thetis F. Girardon Marble c. 1666-75 French
Fountain of Apollo J.-B. Tuby Gilt Bronze 1671 French
The Annunciation Leonardo/Verrocchio Oil on canvas 1472-1475 Italian
Uffizi Tribuno Sculptures (3) TBA Marble TBA Italian
Danish Artists in Rome C. Hansen Oil 1837 Danish
Englishman in the Campagna Carl Spitzweg Watercolor 1845 German
Emperor Hadrian’s Villa Unknown Marble 120 ACE Italian
Highland Wedding at Blair Atholl David Allan Oil 1780 Scottish
The Excavations at Pompei E. A. Sain Oil 1865 French
Villa of Mysteries Unknown Mural c. 60 BCE Italian
Hamilton, Nelson and Emma
Roman Vase Unknown Cameo glass Unknown Italian
Lord Nelson William Beechey Oil Unknown British
Lady Emma Hamilton as Circe George Romney Oil Unknown British
Sir William Hamilton Joshua Reynolds Oil 1777 British
Emma Hamilton as the Spinstress George Romney Oil c. 1784-85 British
Venice and Carnival
Venice Bell S. Camponato Bronze 1497 Italian
Giants Staircase Doge’s Palace Antonio Rizzo Marble 1483-1491 Italian
Ridotto of Venice Pietro Longhi Oil c. 1750 Italian
Minuet G. D. Tiepolo Oil 1756 Italian


Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in France Unknown Poster 19th century French
Queen Victoria at Buffalo Bill’s Unknown Poster 1887 Unknown
The Scout Gertrude Whitney Bronze 1924 American
Pony Express (Bill Cody) Harry Jackson Painted Bronze 1967 American
Miss Annie Oakley/Johnnie Baker Unknown Posters 19th century American
BB: The White Eagle/The Red Fox Unknown Posters 19th century American
Tissot’s Women Travelers
Waiting for the Train James Tissot Oil on panel c. 1871-1873 French
Embarkment at Calais James Tissot Oil on panel 1884 French
The Ball on Shipboard James Tissot Oil c. 1874 French
Hanson’s Tourists
Tourists Duane Hanson Mixed Media 1970 American
The Shoppers Duane Hanson Mixed Media 1976 American
Tourists II Duane Hanson Mixed Media 1988 American
Automobile Mascots
Pierce Arrow Unknown Chrome/Iron 1933 American
Packard Unknown Chrome/Iron 1933 American
Buick Unknown Chrome/Iron 1931 American
Bricktop Presents
The Jockey Club Archibald Motley Oil 1929 American
Louis Armstrong Sculpture Kern Artists Bronze 2000 American
Duke Ellington Sculpture Zachary Oxman Stainless steel 2012 American
Josephine Baker Casino de Paris Zig Louis Gaudin Poster c. 1930 French
Sisterhood in Rome
Zenobia in Chains Harriet Hosmer Marble 1861 American
Forever Free Edmonia Lewis Marble 1867 American
Angel of the Waters Emma Stebbins Bronze 1867 American
Sargent’s Venice
Gondoliers’ Siesta John Singer Sargent Watercolor 1905 American
The Garden Wall John Singer Sargent Watercolor 1910 American
Leonardo da Vinci Monument Pietro Magni Marble 1872 Italian
The Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci Fresco 1495-98 Italian

* Program subject to change.


See a full list of the artworks to be presented in the 2017 Pageant of the Masters production “The Grand Tour.”

2017 Program

* Program subject to change.