France’s First Gender-Based Museum Show?

shows about womenConstrained by social norms or cultural tradition, women working outside the home in the mid to late 1800s walked a fine line when wanting to earn a living. Three Paris exhibitions follow the working life of women for almost a century from 1839 to 1945. All three are exploring subjects assembled for the first time. “Qui a peur des femmes photographes” (Who’s Afraid of Women Photographers) Part 1 (Musée de l’Orangerie until January 24, 2016) and Part 2 (Musée d’Orsay until January 24, 2016) is the first gender-based exhibition in France (!). and “Splendeurs et Misères, Images de la prostitution 1850-1910″ (Splendour and Misery – Pictures of Prostitution 1850-1910 Musée d’Orsay until January 17, 2016). “Splendeurs…” is the first time a museum is dedicating an entire exhibition to prostitution.

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