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Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

Exhibition March 1 − May 12, 2019
Exhibition "Paris 1900»Presents to the audience more than 200 works of art created at the turn of the century in a lively and rapidly changing city.

In the spirit of the landmark International Exhibition of 1900, which changed the city and attracted 51 million visitors, the exhibition is designed to acquaint the American public with the Belle Époque (“Beautiful Age”) era of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This period is known for its imagination, excessive and boundless faith in progress thanks to technology and design. The period spawned forms of entertainment that remain vital today, such as the cabaret, the cinema and even the bicycle.

Paintings and prints by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec combine sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Antoine Bourdelle and Camille Claudel. The double heritage of the artist and actress Sarah Bernard is investigated, along with a rare set of furniture in modern style and famous examples of artistic ceramics and glass. Together, these works give an idea of a wide range of creative efforts characteristic of the cultural center of Europe.

"Paris 1900" immerses visitors in the sparkling atmosphere of an era of elegance, pleasure and fun. Cult images of Parisian cafes and cabarets, including the Moulin Rouge, show popular aspects of Parisian culture, which are often closely intertwined with the visual arts.