On the occasion of the centenary of Marcel Proust's death, the mahJ proposes a new exhibition on the author through the prism of his Jewishness.
The exhibition "Marcel Proust, from the Mother's Side" addresses a fundamental and sometimes unknown aspect of Marcel Proust's personality and work: his Jewishness. The exhibition highlights Proust's link with his maternal family, the Weils, and focuses on several themes such as the author's social life, his involvement in the Dreyfus affair, and his vision of the homosexual, considered as a Jewish alter ego. The exhibition also evokes anti-Semitism in France at the time, the critical reception of his works in Zionist magazines of the 1920s, and the movement of integration of Israelites, then unprecedented in history and without equivalent in Europe.
Explore the life and career of the author of À la recherche du temps perdu with nearly 230 paintings, drawings, engravings, works, and documents, including major works by Monet, Rodin, Bonnard, and Vuillard.
When his mother died in 1905, Proust began to work in earnest because it would be "so sweet
Until August 28, 2022
Museum of Jewish Art and History
Hôtel de Saint-Aignan
71 rue du Temple, 75003 Paris
Invitation valid for two people
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