On Friday, February 3, Debussy’s Paris: Art, Music, and Sounds of the City opens at the Smith College Museum of Art.
The exhibition will explore the “soundscape” of Paris during the lifetime of composer Claude Debussy and is organized in association with the Smith College Music Department’s Debussy Days programs of lectures and performances celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the composer. It will be presented in three sections, allowing for the interplay of themes: “Noise and Popular Music,” “Correspondences: Art and Music,” and “Dance.”
Debussy’s Paris features French art from the late nineteenth century and listening stations. The exhibition is supported by a gift from the Selma Seltzer ’19 estate and the Publications and Research Fund of the Museum.