La Parisienne: Portraying Women in the Capital of Culture, 1715-1965 from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

La Parisienne: Portraying Women in the Capital of Culture, 1715-1965 from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

4F Boston Gallery 5F Open Gallery
June 10th (Sat), 2017 – October 15th (Sun), 2017
Edouard Manet “Street Singer” about 1862
Bequest of Sarah Choate Sears in memory of her husband, Joshua Montgomery Sears 66.304
Photograph © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Parisian Women have long been creatures of myth: part fantasy, part reality; emblems of glamour; working women; objects of aesthetic adulation and of anthropological study; icons of high fashion and of the bohemian life. The parisienne embodies her native city in all its glory and contradictions, and this exhibition explores her changing image from the reign of Louis XV through the post-World-War II era with about 120 artworks from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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