Paris 1900: City of Entertainment – in Tennessee starting in October 12


After summer you can plan a trip to Tennessee to visit the exhibition “Paris 1900: City of Entertainment” at Frist Art Museum. This exhibition will allow 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, as the entertainment and festivity capital of the world.

Organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts in Paris with additional loans from other Parisian museums, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery from October 12, 2018, until January 6, 2019. It is the first of three venues in the United States to present this iteration of an exhibition that was originally on view at the Petit Palais in 2014.

Belle Époque was a period of relative peace and prosperity stretching from 1874 to 1914. The most emblematic artistic movement of the Belle Époque was Art Nouveau, an international style that drew inspiration from nature and tested the long-established hierarchy of art by giving value to arts traditionally considered less important than painting, as examples os such are posters, and jewelry.

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, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

The objects will be 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

When you visit the exhibit, take special attention in the Art Nouveau exhibit, as it is a very interesting one indeed.

Frist Art Museum is located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

After Tennessee, this exhibition will move to the Cincinnati Art Museum, where it will be in display from March 1-May 12, 2019.



  1. Catherine Urbanski
    Catherine Urbanski
    October 17, 2018 at 6:19 am

    When and where is the exhibit going after Cincinnati?

  2. Xavi
    October 17, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Dear Catherine, Portland Art Museum will present the exhibit from the 8th June 2019 until the 8th of septembre 2019. After Tennessee and Ohio, Oregon will be the third state to show the exhibition in less than a year.

    Keep updated in the website and in and be Inspired by Art Nouveau!