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.
Close to the Dada and Surrealist movements, Man Ray became in the 1920s the photographer of the fashionable fashion houses and published his pictures in the most prestigious magazines. Linking photography and fashion, the exhibition presents an unknown aspect of the work of this major 20th century artist....