'Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget & Berenice Abbott' Closes with a Third Sunday Funday: Vive La France at the Taft Museum of Art

There will be macarons and mimes

Jan 15, 2019 at 11:11 am
click to enlarge Portion of "Rue Asselin," 1921 // gelatin silver chloride print - Photo: Eugène Atget // Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art // Gift of Carl Zigrosser.
Photo: Eugène Atget // Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art // Gift of Carl Zigrosser.
Portion of "Rue Asselin," 1921 // gelatin silver chloride print

Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget & Berenice Abbott closes Sunday and the Taft Museum of Art celebrates with a special Third Sunday Funday themed “Vive La France.”

It’s a Francophile and family-friendly afternoon with macaron baking demonstrations from OCD Cakes, wandering mimes from Cincinnati Circus, a hands-on photo transfer craft project and French language practice at the Art Cart..

Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget & Berenice Abbott explores the photographic relationship between American Berenice Abbott and the elderly French Eugène Atget, who met in Paris in the 1920s and influenced each other’s life and work. Atget’s antique images of Paris are juxtaposed next to Abbott’s photos of New York in the 1930s.

1-4 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 20). Free admission. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown, taftmuseum.org.  


*An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated there will be animal encounters. There are often animal encounters at the Taft's Third Sunday Funday events, just not at this one.