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Behind the Scene: The 19th-Century Studio Reimagined
On view June 28, 2017 to January 14, 2018
Behind the Scene reimagines the artist’s studio in 19th-century France. The exhibition examines how artists’ workshops served multiple functions, including spaces devoted to artistic creation, locations of social interaction and debate, sales rooms for unsold works, exhibition spaces for artists’ personal collections, and storage sites for wide-ranging art and artefacts. In this sense, the exhibition also highlights the influence of an increasingly multicultural Europe on the interiors of artists’ studios.