Acknowledgments

Debussy’s Paris features works from the Museum’s rich holdings in French art of the late nineteenth century, supplemented by key loans. The exhibition was planned in association with "Music in Debussy's Paris" (March 10–11, 2012), a weekend of lectures and performances celebrating the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s birth, co-organized by Jane Bryden, Iva Dee Hiatt Professor of Music, and Peter Bloom, Grace Jarcho Ross 1933 Professor of the Humanities, with other members of the music faculty.  Assistant Professor Laura Anne Kalba (Smith College Art Department) served as curatorial consultant for the exhibition, and Professor Bloom provided information and assistance at every turn.  The catalogue was written by Professors Kalba and Bloom, Assistant Professor Juliet Bellow (American University), and Jean-Michel Nectoux, Curator of the Debussy anniversary exhibition opening in February 2012 at the Orangerie in Paris.  The exhibition’s audio program was designed by Scott Lehrer and RBH Multimedia, Inc., and Professor Mary Ellen Birkett (Smith College French Department) lent her voice to the listening stations.  Debussy’s Paris is supported by a gift from the Selma Seltzer, class of 1919, estate and the Publications and Research Fund of the Museum.