Paris 1900: Spectacle & Celebration – SOLD OUT

June 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Whitsell Auditorium

This lecture is sold out. If space allows, stand-by tickets may be available at the door.  The talk will be recorded and made available on the museum’s YouTube channel early next week.

Robert Lehman Foundation Speakers Series

Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., Curator of Prints & Drawings, Portland Art Museum

The 1900 International Exposition celebrated achievements in science, technology, the arts, and architecture. The fair brought more than 50 million visitors to the French capital and magnified Paris’ reputation as one of the most sophisticated cities of the dawning 20th century. In this lecture, Curator Mary Weaver Chapin explores the Exposition as well as the arts, fashion, and nightlife that made Belle Époque Paris unique.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment.

Thank you to the Robert Lehman Foundation for funding this special series of exhibition-related talks.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Edouard Zawiski, Place Blanche and the Moulin Rouge, 1902.
Edouard Zawiski, Place Blanche and the Moulin Rouge, 1902. Oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 15 in., Musée Carnavalet. © Musée Carnavalet / Roger-Viollet