Musée des Beaux-Arts: Senses and Sensibilities. The 18th Century in the Museum’s Collections 28.03 – 22.09.2013

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Senses and Sensibilities. The 18th Century in the Museum’s Collections

28.03 – 22.09.2013

Enlightenment and darkness
The years that separate the death of Louis XIV in 1715 and the downfall of Charles X in 1830 were crucial for France, a sounding board for Europe in the tense period leading up to the Revolution in 1789, then digesting that major event.

It was the profile of our modern age that was being shaped in a society eager to overturn the established power structure and replace it with democracy, to advance the cause of knowledge, and probe the mysteries of the human soul.  Everywhere we see men and women at work conceiving and setting up great utopias that still determine our horizons today. more

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Closed on Monday (except 16 September 2013)
1 August 2013: 11 pm – 5 pm

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