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Art exhibitions

1900: Art exhibitions

Fittingly for a palace built for the fine arts, the Grand Palais has for over a century hosted many official and independent art shows.

It was at the Grand Palais that now-celebrated painters like Matisse and Picasso first broke through.

The 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris. Sculptures on show at the foot of the Great Staircase in the Grand-Palais

The 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris. Sculptures on show at the foot of the Great Staircase in the Grand-Palais

© LL / Roger-Viollet

A Salon during the 1930s.

A Salon during the 1930s.

© Coll. Grand Palais

The official jury voting at the Salon des artistes français. The members, penned in by a ribbon, raised their umbrellas to indicate that a work had been accepted.

The official jury voting at the Salon des artistes français. The members, penned in by a ribbon, raised their umbrellas to indicate that a work had been accepted.

© Salon des artistes français, photo Cosimo Mirco Magliocca

The jury voting at the Salon des artistes français in 1903.

The jury voting at the Salon des artistes français in 1903.

© Salon des artistes français, photo Cosimo Mirco Magliocca

The VIP Lounge at the turn of the century: carpets are laid out for an art exhibition.

The VIP Lounge at the turn of the century: carpets are laid out for an art exhibition.

© Société des artistes français, photo Cosimo Mirco Magliocca