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Docent Lecture: Impressionist Paris: City of Light, by Jim Kohn

Parisian street in circa 1865
Charles Marville, Rue Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois from Rue des Prêtres, ca. 1865. Albumen silver print. Museum purchase, Mrs. Milton S. Latham Fund, 1989.3.7

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Florence Gould Theater

From the dark alleys at the dawn of the Impressionist era to the world of color and light of the early 20th century, the city of Paris was a continual source of inspiration for the artists and photographers who adopted it as a subject. Originally presented in conjunction with the exhibition Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay, this presentation features prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and illustrated books from the permanent collection and several distinguished private collections.

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