Exposition “Joséphine Baker, libre et engagée”

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In partnership with Paris-Match, in tribute to Joséphine Baker, a free and committed woman, the City of Caen presents an original exhibition retracing the artist's life.
Militant, audacious, resistant and mother of a large family, Joséphine Baker is one of the great personalities of the 20th century, both in France and abroad.
This exhibition, presented in the historic setting of the Abbaye-aux-Hommes, allows visitors to (re)discover this woman and her exemplary career, right up to her Pantheonization, thanks to a selection of some thirty photos from the Paris Match archives.
These photos have been specially selected to represent the free and committed life of Joséphine Baker: a daring and talented woman, present right from the second issue of the magazine, published in April 1949.
A number of personal objects and one of her dresses will also be on display.
Exhibition in English and French.
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm. Weekends and public holidays, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.Take your own souvenir photo with Studio Harcourt!
Are you familiar with the Studio Harcourt's black-and-white photos? In this exceptional anniversary year, treat yourself to a portrait of the famous Studio, thanks to the photo booth set up in the exhibition.
Black and white photo prints 10X15, 6? per token.


From Saturday 15 June to Sunday 03 November
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open


Price Min. Max.
Base rateVisite de l'Abbaye-aux-hommes incluse 6€
Student rateVisite de l'Abbaye-aux-hommes incluse 3€
FreeGratuité pour les Caennais (justificatif de - 6 mois), les personnes de - de 18 ans, les demandeurs d'emplois et bénéficiaires du RSA (justificatif de - 6 mois), les personnes handicapées titulaires d'une carte d'invalidité (et 1 accompagnateur)
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