America Invades Paris

American culture is on show this season in Paris, with two noteworthy exhibitions worth checking out (even if you’re an American yourself). “L’Atlantique Noir,” the first of four American-themed exhibitions this year at the fabulous Quai Branly Museum, is about the Anglo-American heiress Nancy Cunard, who published Negro Anthology in 1930s Paris. “Nancy Cunard was a poet, model, editor, collector, militant, journalist and anti-conformist who symbolizes a period in which the artistic and literary avant-garde became intertwined with the political world. Through the great themes examined in Negro Anthology we will present the transnational artistic, literary and political networks constructed by Nancy Cunard in the years between 1910 and 1930, and which have made this anthology a monument to black history.” This exhibit poster is her portrait by Man Ray. Through May 18th, closed Mondays (open until 9pm Thu-Sat night), entry €9-11.

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