The Musée du Luxembourg is the first French museum opened to the public in 1750 and becomes, from 1818, the first museum of contemporary art. Its history is intimately linked to the Luxembourg Palace’s history, where it was first installed, and the Senate, which is at the origin of the construction of the current building in 1884. Since 2000, the Luxembourg Museum has renewed with its heritage, the Senate assuring the management again.

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Women painters, 1780 - 1830 The birth of a battle

3 March 2021 4 July 2021
It is widely believed that after the glory of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun linked to the Ancien Régime, it was not until the second half of the 19th century that such remarkable female painters could be found. However, it was between 1780 and 1830 that their struggle found its roots: the right to training, professionalization, a public existence and a place on the art market. The women artists presented at the Musée du...

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