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Paris 1900: City of Entertainment
March 1, 2019
Cincinnati Art Museum$6 – $12
Photo credit: Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release
Celebrate the era of opulence with the Cincinnati Art Museum exhibit Paris 1900: City of Entertainment starting March 1!
Experience the splendor of the French capital at turn of the twentieth century in Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, on view as a Cincinnati Art Museum exhibit from March 1–May 12.
Due to expected crowds, guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online before visiting the museum. Adult admission tickets are $12 at the museum, $6 for college students, seniors (65+) and children (6-17 years). Use promocode ONLINE to receive adult tickets for $10.
*Photography is permitted, but no flash. On social media, use the hashtag #Paris1900.
About Paris 1900: City of Entertainment
Organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts with additional loans from other institutions in the City of Paris Museums, this exhibition presents more than 200 works of art made at the turn of the century in the vibrant and rapidly changing city.
In the spirit of the landmark International Exposition of 1900 that transformed the city and drew 51 million visitors, the exhibition is intended to introduce the American public to the Belle Époque (“Beautiful Era”) of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a period known for fantasy, excess and boundless faith in progress through technology and design. The period gave rise to forms of entertainment that remain vital today, such as cabaret, cinema and even the bicycle.
Paintings and prints by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will join sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Antoine Bourdelle and Camille Claudel. The dual legacy of artist and actress Sarah Bernhardt is explored, alongside a rare suite of Art Nouveau furniture and celebrated examples of art pottery and glass. Collectively, these works give a sense of the wide range of creative endeavor that characterized the cultural hub of Europe.
Paris 1900 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. Clips from early films, a medium that was just beginning to find broad appeal in 1900, further bring the city to life.
Experience the exhibit on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum from March 1-May 12!