Paris: Impressions of Life 1880 – 1925

Organised by the oldest municipal museum in Paris, Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris, Paris: Impressions of Life 1880 – 1925 invites visitors on a journey through the streets of the ‘City of Light’. Reflecting the city’s urban landscape, the exhibition is divided into seven themed pathways: market town show, Parisian public gardens, the Seine, universal exhibitions and the Eiffel Tower, bohemian Montmartre, the Champs-Élysées and Musée Carnavalet. Drawn from the renowned Musée Carnavalet collection, Paris brings together more than one hundred and seventy works of art, including examples by Jean Béraud and Paul Signac, as well as artisan objects from House of Worth couture and the iconic gilded snails of Lazare Successeurs. The exhibition captures La Belle Époque and follows the decades of development that styled Paris as the centre of the world, cultivating its ongoing allure in the global imagination. Paris: Impressions of Life 1880 – 1925 continues until July 14, 2024.

IMALENNOX STACMIACCA MelbourneMCA Roslyn Oxley Gallery