The American women who created an art haven in Paris
June 20, 2024 1:11 PM   Subscribe

Before World War II, a group of wealthy artists wanted to build a world largely independent of men and American racism. Their story is sumptuously illustrated by the National Portrait Gallery’s sweeping exhibition “Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900-1939.” Review by Mark Jenkins
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Some of the subjects of this exhibition, it's true, are known for their links to famous men. Bookseller Sylvia published James Joyce's "Ulysses" when no one else would...
Bookseller?! Sylvia Beach CREATED Shakespeare & Co.. [Princeton]

the exhibition looks good. the article is - forgettable. [Smithsonian]
posted by HearHere at 1:26 PM on June 20 [3 favorites]

*realizes Post is pwned by Amazon*
posted by HearHere at 1:49 PM on June 20

Oh, I'll have to go see this! I was there (well, on the American Art side) in late April but somehow I missed this. I don't mind having an excuse to go to a museum, though.

It'll be a little hot this weekend so being outside between the Metro & the museum doesn't appeal but since my weekend plans fell through, this may be a good replacement.
posted by edencosmic at 2:19 PM on June 20 [1 favorite]

Ooooooh, that sounds great. Thank you for posting! Since it goes to next February, I expect there’s a decent chance I might see it — that would be a nice Saturday in the autumn.
posted by cupcakeninja at 3:57 PM on June 20 [1 favorite]

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