Tuesday, 5 December 2023

1:00 – 2:30 pm 


 Modernist Paris (1905-1925)

A tour of the exhibition at the at the Petit Palais, Paris

(14 Nov. 2023 – 14 April 2024)

with Chris Boïcos 

Henri Rousseau, The Serpent Charmer, 1907, Paris, Musée d'Orsay
Henri Rousseau, The Serpent Charmer, 1907, Paris, Musée d'Orsay

After Romantic Paris (1815-1858) and Paris 1900, City of Entertainment, the Petit Palais is devoting the last section of its Parisian trilogy to Modern Paris (1905-1925).


From the Belle Époque to the Roaring Twenties, Paris continued, more than ever before, to attract artists from all around the world. The cosmopolitan city was both a capital where innovation thrived and a place of tremendous cultural influence. The exhibition brings together almost four hundred works by Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Marie Laurencin, Fernand Léger, Tamara de Lempicka, Amedeo Modigliani, Chana Orloff, Pablo Picasso, Marie Vassilieff, and many others. It also features clothing designs by Paul Poiret and Jeanne Lanvin, jewellery by Cartier, an airplane from Le Bourget Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, and even a car on loan from the Musée national de l’Automobile in Mulhouse. Through fashion, cinema, photography, painting, sculpture, and drawing, as well as dance, design, architecture, and industry, this exhibition showcases the extraordinary creativity of Paris in the first quarter of the twentieth century.


Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Time: 12:45pm for 1pm entry. Tour ends at 2:30 pm.

Fee: 28€ + Museum fee

Place: Lower group entrance (right of main steps) of Petit Palais, avenue Winston Churchill 75008.

Metro: Champs-Elysées- Clemenceau (lines 1, 13).

+ Museum fee

Please note that this tour is limited to 18 participants