Pierre Michaud, 6 oct 1979 Marche des femmes, Groupe de femmes assises faisant le signe « féministe », 1979 © Pierre Michaud / Gamma Rapho
Pierre Michaud, 6 oct 1979 Marche des femmes, Groupe de femmes assises faisant le signe « féministe », 1979 © Pierre Michaud / Gamma Rapho 

Parisian women. The fight for emancipation (1789-2000)

28/09/2022 - 29/01/2023

Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris 
 
 
 


 
« Parisian women » take us on an ambitious historical journey, from the French Revolution to the achievement of political equality, through the struggles led by women to bring about their emancipation.
The exhibition is organised chronologically, beginning with demands for civil rights for women during the Revolution and closing with the law on parity in 2000. Between those two dates, all aspects of women’s emancipation are explored: the right to education, the right to work, civil and civic rights, all of which proved so difficult to achieve, but also women’s right to make decisions about their own bodies, and equal access for women to artistic and cultural creation.
The enormous variety of struggles and modes of protest in the cause of emancipation is reflected in paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, archives, posters, manuscripts and (at times unusual) militant objects. The Parisian women are presented in their myriad guises in support of innumerable causes in a capital city that has always created events, generated icons, and made avant-garde and collective struggles possible.