Paris 1900: City of Entertainment – in Cincinnati starting in March 1st

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As commented last August in this website, the exhibition “Paris 1900: City of Entertainment” will be move to the Cincinnati Art Museum this spring, where it will be in display from March 1-May 12, 2019. Until January 6 the exhibition will be still on view at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville.

This exhibition allows you to relive the splendor of the French capital at the Belle Époque times of the Paris Universal Exhibition, when millions visited the site of the International Exposition. At that time Paris was seen throughout the world as a sparkling city of luxury with a sophisticated way of life and as the entertainment and festivity capital of the world.

The exhibition brings together over 250 objects­ (paintings, sculptures, decorative art, costumes and fashion accessories, posters, photographs, and more) from artists like Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, Camille Claudel and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

The objects are presented in six groupings: (1) Paris, Showcase of the World (2) Art Nouveau (3) Paris the Capital of the Arts (4) The Parisian Woman (5) Traversing Paris (6) Paris by Night.

The exhibit immerses visitors in the era’s sparkling atmosphere of elegance, pleasure and festivity. Iconic images from Parisian cafes and cabarets, including the Moulin Rouge, show popular sides of Parisian culture that were often closely intertwined with the fine Arts.

Organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts in Paris with additional loans from other Parisian museums, the exhibition is an iteration of an exhibition that was originally on view at the Petit Palais in 2014.

The Cincinnati art museum address is 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202 and its website link cincinnatiartmusem.org.

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