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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The golden age of the english painting from Reynolds to Turner

11 September 2019 16 February 2020
This exhibition, showing a selection of masterpieces from Tate Britain, highlights a key period in the history of painting in England, from the 1760s to around 1820. It will present an overview capturing all the originality and diversity of this time. It takes the visitor from the founding of the Royal Academy, with artists such as Reynolds and Gainsborough, to the turning point in the early 19th century, notably...

Curators: Martin Myrone, chief curator, Tate, and Cécile Maisonneuve, doctor in History of Art, Rmn GP, associate curator for the presentation of the exhibition in Paris

Exhibition design: Jean-Paul Camargo - SALUCES

This exhibition was organised by the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais in partnership with the Tate.

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