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The Norton Museum opens 'French Connections' photography show

The Norton Museum opens 'French Connections' photography show

Every July, the Norton Museum of Art waves a red, white and blue flag for France’s independence day, and celebrates the time when a mob of angry French folks stormed a medieval prison.

Bastille Day, which the Norton will commemorate on Saturday, July 15, with music, film screenings and French dishes, marked the end of tyrannical aristocratic rule and dramatically changed Paris’ economy and politics.

The city undergoes another rapid transformation in the turn-of-the-century, black-and-white photographs of Eugene Atget, part of the Norton’s new summer exhibit “French Connections: Photography,” which will open Thursday, June 29. The centerpiece of the show, pulled from the...