Musée d'Orsay

Housed in a train station built for the 1900 World's Fair, the Musée d'Orsay is known throughout the world for its rich collection of Impressionist paintings including masterpieces as iconic as the Bal au Moulin de la galette from Renoir or The room at Arles de Van Gogh. Its collections include works of architecture, decorative arts and photography in addition to traditional artistic fields (painting, sculpture, graphic arts). They thus draw a broad panorama of French and European art from 1848 to 1914.

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Paris 1874 Inventing impressionism

25 March 2024 14 July 2024
150 years ago, on April 15, 1874, the first impressionist exhibition opened in Paris. "Hungry for independence", Monet, Renoir, Degas, Morisot, Pissarro, Sisley and Cézanne finally decided to free themselves from the rules by holding their own exhibition, outside official channels: impressionism was born. To celebrate this anniversary, Musée d'Orsay is presenting some 130 works and bringing a fresh eye to...

The exhibition at Musée d'Orsay evidences the contradictions and infinite variety of contemporary creation in that spring of 1874, while highlighting the radical modernity of those young artists. "Good luck!" one critic encouraged them, "Innovations always lead to something."

This exhibition is organized by the Musée d'Orsay, the Musée de l'Orangerie and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, where it will be presented from September 8, 2024 to January 20, 2025.

Curatorship

Anne Robbins, Curator of Paintings, Musée d'Orsay;
Sylvie Patry, General Curator of Heritage

Nathanaëlle Herbelin

12 March 2024 30 June 2024
Diligently frequenting the collections of the Musée d'Orsay since childhood, the Franco-Israeli artist Nathanaëlle Herbelin is invited to put her paintings and her sources of inspiration into perspective. Heiress to the Nabis family, the artist brings their favorite subjects up to date - daily life, domestic interiors and intimacy, in compositions which are no less resolutely contemporary....

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