Press Room Search

Current Press Releases
Archived Press Releases

News Home Current Press Releases

Press Kit
Paris: Life & Luxury

Paris: Life & Luxury

At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center
April 26—August 7, 2011

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
September 18—December 10, 2011

Evoking the elegant, prosperous world of Rococo Paris, this major, international loan exhibition brings to life activities that took place inside a Parisian town house over the course of a typical day—from dressing and letter writing to dining, music, and other evening entertainments. Paris: Life and Luxury unites prime examples of the extraordinary creative virtuosity of the period's great artists and craftsmen, including furniture, fashion, silver, paintings, sculpture, musical instruments, clocks, and books. Rarely shown together, these objects literally and figuratively open up, allowing their functions and the parts they played in the fine art of eighteenth-century Parisian living to be understood by contemporary visitors.


Press Materials

Paris: Life & Luxury (Press Release)


Paris: Life & Luxury (Available Images)


Paris: Life & Luxury (Related Events)


Paris: Life & Luxury (Object List)

Image Bank

To request a press kit or images by e-mail, please contact In your message, please indicate which image(s) you are requesting by number.