Inside the Exhibition: Paris 1900

Inside the Exhibition: Paris 1900

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This episode idea was suggested to us by Museum member, Clint Kamstra. Clint wanted to know more about what it takes to curate an exhibition, specifically “Paris 1900: City of Entertainment”. Because this exhibition did not originate at the Portland Art Museum, it gives us an opportunity to detail the decisions made in creating an exhibition calendar, with a focus on traveling exhibitions, such as “Paris 1900”.

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment” opens on June 8, and runs through September 8, 2019

Featured in this episode:
Brian Ferriso, Marilyn H. and Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. Director and Chief Curator
Mary Weaver Chapin, Curator of Prints and Drawings
Jon Richardson, Podcast Producer

Mentioned in this episode:
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal –
the map is not the
The Body Beautiful –
Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon –
Paris 1900 at the Petit Palais –
Paris 1900 at the Frist –
China Design Now –
Cyclepedia –
The Allure of the Automobile –
The Shape of Speed –
Italian Style –
Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA –
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott –
Moulin Rouge! –!
Coco Before Chanel –
Gigi –
The Dreyfus Affair –
Paris anarchists –
“The Violet Seller” –
A Trip to the Moon –
The Divine Sarah –
The Moulin Rouge –


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