Exhibition Paris 1900, la Ville spectacle (the City of Entertainment)

From 2 April to 17 August 2014 at the Petit Palais

In 1900, Paris hosted the World Exhibition celebrating the beginning of the 20th century. Over a century later, Petit Palais, the Paris Fine Arts Museum re-explores this flourishing period with an exhibition on the Belle Epoque in the French capital.
The exposition is divided into six sections:
Paris window on the world, Paris Art Nouveau, Paris art capital, Paris fashion myth, Paris by night and Paris on stage.

Walking from one “pavilion” to another, visitors are invited to discover or rediscover the painting of Degas, Cézanne, Jean Béraud or Maurice Denis, to glimpse at Sarah Bernhardt, Liane de Pougy, or the beautiful Otero, and to browse the photographic albums by Maison Neurdein, as well as photographs by Nadar and Atget.

Works from the museums of the city of Paris are widely featured in the exhibition, as well as a dozen photographs from the Roger-Viollet collections.

More information

  • Watch this terrific teaser !
  • Our Story behind the pictures : The 1900 World exhibition
  • Paris museum of Fine Arts Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 8th arrondissement.
    Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, late opening until 8pm on Thursdays for temporary exhibitions.
    Closed on Mondays and public holidays
  • Curators : Christophe Leribault, general curator and director of the Petit Palais ;
    Gaëlle Rio, curator at the Petit Palais ;
    Alexandra Bosc, curator at the Palais Galliera ;
    Dominique Lobstein, art historian.
  • Interview of Christophe Leribault
  • Image : Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
    Marcelle Lender dansing the boléro in Childéric, 1895-1896.
    National Gallery of Art, Washington.