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The Redwood Library & Athenaeum opens Paris Salon exhibition

The Redwood Library & Athenaeum launched its latest exhibition, Modernity vs. Tradition: Art at the Parisian Salon 1750-1900 on Friday, December 1st. The show traces the 200-year history of the Salon through a rich gathering of prints, pamphlets, press images and published criticism. The signal aesthetic space of modern spectacle culture, the Parisian Salon remains the indispensable precursory context that gave rise to virtually everything defining today?s art world: from superstar artists and the art market to museum exhibitions and biennales; from consumer culture to institutionalized art history.
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