Release Date: September 24, 2013
Array of Public Programs Celebrates Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris at the National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC—The first retrospective exhibition in the United States dedicated to the 19th-century French photographer Charles Marville is celebrated with several public programs. Offerings include a public symposium, lectures, gallery talks, and a special French menu for the West Building Garden Café developed by renowned Chef Michel Richard.
All programs are free of charge in the East Building Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Old Topographics: Photography and Urbanization in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Friday, December 6, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Illustrated lectures by noted scholars
Charles Marville, Photographer of Paris in the Age of Haussmann
Sunday, September 29, 2:00 p.m.
Sarah Kennel, associate curator, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art
Book signing of Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris follows
Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris
October 8, 9, 11, 23, 29–31, 1:00 p.m.
December 4, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, noon
West Building Rotunda
Garden Café Français at the National Gallery of Art
Award-winning Washington-based Chef Michel Richard and Restaurant Associates will present Café Français in celebration of the exhibition. Continuing the Gallery's popular themed menus inspired by exhibitions, Café Français will open in mid-October in the West Building Garden Café.
Accompanying a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Art in honor of the bicentennial of Marville’s birth, the exhibition catalogue Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris offers a lavishly illustrated survey of the artist’s entire career.
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