13 September - 13 January 2013. The Musée de Montmartre recreates the artistic, literary and musical atmosphere of the legendary Chat Noir cabaret, and fin-de-siècle Montmartre, with more than 200 works by artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Vuillard, Adolphe Willette and Henri Rivière, as well as numerous works representing movements such as the Nabis and Symbolists.
The exhibition features a reconstruction of the cabaret's shadow theatre, period music and references to other well-known Parisian theatres and music halls like the Cirque Fernando, Moulin Rouge and Bohemia Montmartre.
Founded in 1881 by Rodolphe Salis, the Chat Noir was popular with leading members of the avant-garde community including painters, writers, pianists and composers.
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Musée de Montmartre, rue Cortot 12, tel. +33(0)149258939.