BABETTE – PARIS 1871

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25 April – 30 December 2018

In the story of “Babette’s Feast”, Karen Blixen’s mysterious French female chef Babette flees France and the revolutionary Paris of 1871. She was a Communard, and this special exhibition evokes the time of the Paris Commune, which Karen Blixen’s father, Wilhelm Dinesen, experienced first-hand. Both Dinesen and Victor Hugo were strongly influenced by the bloody ending of the Paris Commune and inspired Blixen to create her iconic female figure, a woman who took to the barricades.

Poster design: Mette Secher (illustration © Musée Carnavalet/Roger-Viollet)

The exhibitions are produced in collaboration with:
Aalborg Forsvars- og Garnisonsmuseum
Air France
Den danske ambassade i Frankrig
Den franske ambassade
Institut Français
Musée d’art et d’histoire de Saint–Denis
Victor Hugo Museet

The exhibitions have been generously supported by:
Dronning Margrethe og Prins Henriks Fond
Knud Højgaards Fond
Oticon Fonden
Ernst B. Sund Fonden
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond
Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat
Nordea-Fonden
Rungstedlundfonden