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Bold creations and unabashed expressionism are on display across the country at these top fall exhibits.

By Lisa Marie Hart

When the weather turns crisp, there’s nothing quite like a day wandering through a big city museum
or strolling through neighborhood galleries to warm the artistic spirit. From evocative new artists and visionary multimedia shows to iconic exhibits by renowned painters and esteemed photographers, the lineup of fall shows for 2013 across the U.S. is worth taking note. These masters of their mediums—be it a fashion designer, sculptor or a textile genius—can shape perspectives as they offer art aficionados a glimpse of the world through their eyes.

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“The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden”

Nov. 3 – Jan. 19, 2014; High Museum of Art, Atlanta

The next best thing to April in Paris might be autumn in Atlanta at the High Museum of Art. A major exhibition premieres here in November, exploring every artful facet of the enchanted gardens that lay in tranquil beauty between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde. “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden” celebrates this timeless place, which was originally born as an outdoor museum for French royalty. As both subject and inspiration, it has entertained artists from across the globe since the late 1600s with fountains, famed outdoor sculptures and two museums. In an exhibition that features more than 100 paintings, photographs, sculptures and drawings, the beloved Parisian gardens’ design, evolution and impact on generations of artists blooms for all to enjoy. (404-733-4400; high.org)