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Release Date: September 24, 2013

Array of Public Programs Celebrates Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris at the National Gallery of Art

The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue for "Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris" is available in the Gallery Shops.

The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue for Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris is available in the Gallery Shops.

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.

Public Symposium

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

Gallery Talks

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
Eric Denker
50 mins.

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.

Gallery Shops

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.

General Information

The National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden are at all times free to the public. They are located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, and are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on December 25 and January 1. For information call (202) 737-4215 or visit the Gallery's Web site at Follow the Gallery on Facebook at, Twitter at, and Instagram at

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Anabeth Guthrie
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