A Night in Focus: Paris in the Belle Époque

Saturday, February 29, 5:00–7:30 p.m.

Paris comes to Pasadena in a lively evening program focused on the exhibition By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque. Throughout the evening, enjoy live music in the galleries, art-making activities for visitors of all ages, French-themed food and wine for sale in the café and more.


Free with Museum admission.

Museum Cafe: Refreshments available for purchase at the Museum Cafe. No outside food or drink permitted.

Parking: Limited complimentary parking is available at the Museum. Ridesharing and public transportation are encouraged. More info can be found here.

Ask Me!

Explore the special exhibition By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque. Have questions about Vuillard, Bonnard or other artists on view?  Ask exhibition organizer, Chief Curator Emily Talbot.  

Poster Coloring Sheets

Create your own Belle-Époque poster, inspired by the posters of Théophile Alexandre Steinlen and Toulouse-Lautrec and featuring a performance you’d like to see at the Norton Simon. 

Scratch Art

View the prints of Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and explore mark-making on Scratch-art paper. 

Pattern Rubbings

Explore the bold patterns in Édouard Vuillard’s print series Landscapes and Interiors and experiment with textured rubbing templates to create patterned drawings. 

Drop-in Drawing

Pick up drawing materials and work with a value scale to explore lights and darks as seen in works from By Day and By Night: Paris in the Belle Époque.