Located in the Tuileries Garden, since 1984 the museum has been home to the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collection, which has been sold to the state on very generous terms. This collection includes 144 paintings from the late nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century (Cezanne, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, Derain, Soutine, Modigliani, Utrillo, Douanier Rousseau ...). It joined the eight immense compositions of Water Lilies that Monet offered to France in 1922 and which have been installed since 1927 in two large oval rooms specially fitted out in the building, on the indications of the painter to receive them.

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Felix Fénéon (1861-1944). The modern times, from Seurat to Matisse

16 October 2019 27 January 2020
No exhibition has yet paid homage to Félix Fénéon (1861-1944), an important figure in the artistic world in the late 19th and early 20th century. The Musée de l'Orangerie, in association with the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is honouring this extraordinary man who remains unjustly unknown. The exhibition will demonstrate the different facets of this unusual character,...

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