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Oscar Wilde, l’impertinent absolu : Exhibition at the Petit Palais Paris
Published: 02 October 2016
From 28 September 2016 to 15 January 2017
Until January 25th, 2017, the Petit Palais Paris will be staging Oscar Wilde, l’impertinent absolu.
Organized in honor of Oscar Wilde, Oscar Wilde, l’impertinent absolu is, in fact, the first major exhibition to be dedicated to this prolific literary celebrity.
Wilde was, actually, born on October 16, 1854, in Dublin, Ireland. Thanks to a French bonne and a German governess, he started to learn both French and German at a very early age, when he was approximately a 9-year old boy. He attended Portora Royal School, in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, and from 1871 to 1878, he continued his studies to read classics at Trinity College, one of the leading classical schools, in Dublin, and Greats at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Among his most renowned works his philosophical novel, which was published in 1890, The Picture of Dorian Gray. He is also famous for The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, a play published in 1895.
The exhibition Oscar Wilde, l’impertinent absolu features around 200 pieces tracing the life and career of this amazing artist, including rare editions, photographs, portraits, excerpts taken from movies, as well as interviews.
If you’re staying at our Hotel Cambon, don’t forget to pass by Le Petit Palais.
From September 28th, 2016, through January 15th, 2017
Opening hours & days
Every day from 10 am to 6 pm
Fridays from 10 am to 9 pm
Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
Avenue Winston Churchill
Full price 10 €