Émile Friant (1863-1932), Les Amoureux, 1888, huile sur toile, (c) Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

Cinema at last! Arts, images, and entertainment in France 1833-1907

Sep 28, 2021 - Jan 16, 2022

At the turn of the 20th century, cinema offers a new way to capture the world, bodies, and representations. Profoundly democratic and popular, it sprang from an urban culture fascinated by movement and eager to turn “modernity” into something to be seen and experienced. Thematically arranged, the exhibition brings French film production from 1895-1907 into dialogue with the history of the arts, from the invention of photography to the early years of the 20th century.

Curators
in Paris:

Dominique Païni, independent curator
Paul Perrin, curator of painting at the Musée d’Orsay
Marie Robert, curator of painting at the Musée d’Orsay

Curators
in Los Angeles:

Leah Lehmbeck, Director of the European Painting and Sculpture and American Art Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Britt Salvesen, Director of the Department of Photography, Prints and Drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Vanessa R. Schwartz, Professor, History and Art History, Director, Visual Studies Research Institute at the University of South California

This exhibition is organized with LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art from February 20 to July 10, 2022.

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