Robert Delaunay, Paris - La Femme et la tour, 1925, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart / Photo
14 November
14 April

The Paris of Modernity (1905-1925)

After Paris Romantique (1815-1858) and Paris 1900, la Ville spectacle, the Petit Palais will devote the last instalment of its trilogy to Paris from the Belle Epoque period to the Roaring Twenties.

Throughout the first quarter of the 20th century, Paris kept attracting artists from around the world more than ever and was a hotbed of formidable cultural influence. The capital was at the heart of innovation and of “what was being done”. This exhibition illustrates the ways in which Paris was able to maintain this status in the first decades of the 20th century in spite of the reshuffling of the international political chessboard in the wake of the First World War.

This ambitious and exciting exhibition provides an original perspective on a fascinating period, highlighting the transformations and incredible breakthroughs in both the artistic and technological fields. Women will be given pride of place in the exhibit for their major but too often forgotten contributions, particularly during the war years. Looking at the embodiments of this modernity in fashion, cinema, photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, as well as dance, design, architecture and industry, the exhibition will give visitors a chance to experience the wild creativity of the years 1905-1920 – a period during which Paris radiated an artistic and cultural aura that still amazes us to this day.


Public et Horaire

  • Enfant / Adolescent
  • Famille
  • Adulte
Les horaires en détail


Petit Palais, musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris

Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris

Infos Pratiques

Horaires de l'exposition

Petit palais

Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris

Phone : 01 53 43 40 00

Opening hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm


Full rate : 15€

Reduced rate : 12€

Free for under 18 years old


  • Enfant / Adolescent
  • Famille
  • Adulte


Pablo Picasso, Portrait d’Olga dans un fauteuil, 1918

Pablo Picasso, Portrait d’Olga dans un fauteuil, 1918 (C) Succession Picasso - Gestion droits d’auteur Paris, musée national Picasso - Paris Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Mathieu Rabeau

Head curator

Annick Lemoine, director of the Petit Palais

Expert curator

Juliette Singer, head heritage curator