Visit Paris…No Passport Required

November 18, 2008

The 1900 World’s Fair in Paris joined scads of awe-inspiring and often bedazzled innovations. Now you can see them once again at the Cleveland Museum of Art, as Fabergé, Tiffany and Lalique come together once more.

Last week marked the 108th anniversary of the closing of the fair. Although infamous for introducing several revoluationary techniques, including talking films and escalators, perhaps the most influential unveiling was that of the Art Noveau style.

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Through the seven-month exposition that was the World’s Fair, the highly-stylized, organic motifs that distinguish Art Noveau were all apparent. One of the fair’s exhibiting artistis, who helped inspire a worldwide craze, was jewelry Rene Lalique, featured prominently in CMA’s exhibition, Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique.

Today, you and your family can take a trip back to Paris 1900 right here in Cleveland present day. No passport or French phrasebook required. CMA welcomes families of all ages to “Bask in the Luxury,” a hands-on family workshop on Sunday, November 30.

Get inspired, create your own modern day bling, and take a tour of Artistic Luxury to see the very same pieces that inspired more than 50 million World’s fair visitors.

It’s a roundtrip that you won’t feel in your wallet. Go ahead, tell your friends you’re spending the holidays in Paris. So chic.

Stephen

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