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Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, La danse au Moulin Rouge (La Gouloue et Valentin le Desosse), 1895, oil on panel

La Belle Époque

May 8 – November 7, 2021

Director Emerita Constance Schwartz will guest curate La Belle Époque, an exhibition capturing Paris’ age of elegance between 1880 and the eve of World War I in 1914. Celebrated for its hallmark joie de vivre, the Belle Époque became hailed as a Golden Age between the hardships of the Third Republic and the trauma of World War I. Through paintings and prints by artists including Henri Martin, Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and a treasure-trove of decorative objects featuring Louis Comfort Tiffany’s luminous glasswork, this exhibition celebrates the exuberance and opulence of extravagant design, ostentatious luxury, and a life of leisure, cabarets and bistros.


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