Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Dutch, 1894
Oil on canvas

A procession of women and children descending marble stairs carry and wear brightly colored flowers. Cheering spectators fill the windows and roof of a classical building. Lawrence Alma Tadema here represented the Victorian custom of sending children into the country to collect flowers on the morning of May 1, or May Day, but placed the scene in ancient Rome. In this way, he suggested the festival’s great antiquity through architectural details, dress, sculpture, and even the musical instruments based on Roman originals.

Adolphe William Bouguereau
French, about 1880
Oil on canvas

A young nude woman sits with her arms outstretched, pushing away a winged boy. He is Cupid, the god of love, holding up an arrow to pierce her. The title suggests that the young woman is trying to defend herself, yet she smiles and struggles unconvincingly against the mischievous little god.

This exhibition evokes the rich material ambiance of Paris during the mid-18th century.

It brings together a wide variety of objects—from candlesticks and firedogs, to furniture and clocks, dressing gowns and jewelry, musical instruments and games

—all from elite society in Paris, the fashion and cultural epicenter of Europe at the time.

who’s coming with me?!


The advertising world moves quickly. So those huge billboards and posters that blanket the city one day are passé the next… and that creates a lot of waste. But a company called ReMakes has found a way to reuse those large-scale ads.