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A Woman Who Is a Rare Find Among Museum Leaders

Category: Leadership

Laurens des Cars, the recently appointed female director of Musee d’Orsay, reflects on her career trajectory and the challenges and opportunities for women leaders in the male-dominated world of French museums.

One particularly audacious show at the Musée d'Orsay was "Sade: Attacking the Sun." It focused on how the writings of the Marquis de Sade (who inspired the term "sadism") spurred a revolution in art. Containing works of a violent nature, it featured artists including Goya, Ingres, Rodin and Picasso.

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