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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

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The House Museum as a Memory Palace: Discovering the Lesser-known Treasures of Paris

Evening Program

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1H0511

Staircase in Gustave Moreau’s house (Musee National Gustave Moreau)

Sometimes, especially in Paris, a museum and its history can be as fascinating as the collection within it. Every museum captures a specific world and tells its own story about a particular time, place, and the ideals of the people who brought it into being through their passion for collecting. Nowhere is this more strongly felt than in house museums, those marvelous time capsules of lives lived with, and around, art.

Join art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine for a look into some of the most remarkable house museums in Paris that offer a sense of both the spirit of a particular age and the individual sensibility of their creators. From the masterworks of Bellini to the works of Rembrandt at the Musee Jacquemart-Andre to the house museums of Gustave Moreau and Auguste Rodin, these unique collections offer up countless treasures to explore.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)