MAY 11 Gallery Talk: Salon Style

Stop in for a bite-sized art talk!

Looking for some artistic and intellectual nourishment during your lunch break? Join us on Wednesdays for short gallery talks to explore highlights from special exhibitions and NMWA’s collection with museum staff.

This week, Digital Editorial Assistant Emily Haight discusses selections from the special exhibition Salon Style: French Portraits from the Collection.


Presenting works at the salon—an exhibition sponsored by the Royal Academy of Art in Paris—marked success for artists in 18th-century France. Drawn from the museum’s collection of 18th-century portraits, this exhibition visualizes the world of the art salon and reveals how French women artists inspired each other, as well as male artists who noted their great success.

National Museum of Women in the Arts