In the City of Light: Paris, 1850–1920

Art Exhibitions, Events of the Week
Date Friday, September 1, 2023, 10:00 am Sunday, December 31, 2023 - 5:00 pm Categories Art Exhibitions, Events of the Week
Place High Museum of Art Address 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone (404)733-4400 Website

This exhibition serves as a guide through the architecture, people, and culture of the dynamic, visionary French capital during the latter half of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century. Théophile Steinlen, Henri-Gabriel Ibels, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Honoré Daumier, Édouard Vuillard, and other artists explored Parisian life through their subjective lenses, resulting in the kaleidoscope of impressions featuring the luxuries and hardships of city life, both public and private. As they immortalized the sights of Notre-Dame, dancers at the Folies Bergère, and the promenading bourgeoisie on the boulevards, they also captured bustling street markets, absinthe drinkers in cafés, and the pursuits of beggars, buskers, and the working class. Through prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures from the High’s rich holdings and significant loans from local private collections, this exhibition is an intimate exploration of the paradigmatic modern metropolis that is the City of Light.

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