The Jean-Jacques Henner National Museum, in partnership with the Alsatian Museum in Strasbourg, is offering an exhibition on the image of Alsace, a lost province, following the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. Based on several works by the painter Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905), one of the major figures of the Alsatians of Paris, the exhibition questions the way in which the image of Alsace from Paris is constructed and disseminated between 1871 and 1914.
A set of varied works (paintings, sculptures, art and everyday objects, drawings, posters,prints...), divided into five sections, offers both picturesque, historical and popular representations of Alsace, and the intimate vision of Jean-Jacques Henner. Starting from a spectacular image of the War of 1870 and its consequences – the loss of part of the national territory – is addressed the way in which the myth of Alsace like a lost province was constructed. The mourning of the "little homeland" is followed by the image of exile or the myth of unfailing resistance to the invader.
In partnership with Alsatian museum
Financial support for the exhibition and the associated catalogue was provided by Novalix society
Full rate : 6 €
Concession : 4 €
Free admission according to reglementation of national museums