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

Charles Marville, Rue Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois from Rue des Prêtres, ca. 1865. Albumen silver print from wet-collodion-on-glass negative mounted on a thin sheet adhered to a heavier sheet. Museum purchase, Mrs. Milton S. Latham Fund, 1989.3.7

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From the dark alleys of 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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Lecture is free to the public. Museum admission is required.

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Cynthia Inaba