Apse of Notre-Dame of Paris, Viewed from the Bank of La Tournelle, 1860–70, Charles Soulier, albumen silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum

An Enduring Icon: Notre-Dame Cathedral


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On April 15, 2019, an accidental fire ravaged the 850-year-old cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. In recognition of this historic event and its aftermath, the exhibition offers a glimpse into the history and art of this architectural and religious icon. Paintings, photographs, prints, and rare books elucidate the importance of the cathedral in European art history from its construction in the Middle Ages to its restoration in the mid-1800s, including its central place in Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

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