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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The land of monsters. Léopold Chauveau

23 June 2020 13 September 2020
In addition to being a doctor - a profession forced on him by family obligations but which he himself did not enjoy -, Léopold Chauveau took refuge in a strange, self-taught artistic universe, both singular and original in equal measures. A sculptor, illustrator and author of books for adults and children, he long remained forgotten in the history of art, before a gift by his grandson to the Musée d'Orsay in 2017 (18...

This exhibition provides an entirely new insight into a work that was without equal at its time. It is structured around two parts: the personality, life and work of Léopold Chauveau, and his children's universe that will leave young visitors mesmerised.


Curators

Ophélie Ferlier-Bouat and Leïla Jarbouai, curators at the Musée d'Orsay

James Tissot's ambiguous modernity

23 June 2020 13 September 2020
Jacques Joseph Tissot, born in Nantes and a student of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, is a major artist of the second half of the 19th century. He was a fascinating, ambiguous figure whose career spanned the English Channel. Although he has regularly featured in exhibitions devoted to this period, this retrospective is the first dedicated to him in Paris since the exhibition organised at the Petit Palais in 1985....

Curators

Marine Kisiel, curator, Musée d'Orsay

Melissa E. Buron, Director, Art Division at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Paul Perrin, curator, Musée d'Orsay

Cyrille Sciama, director, Musée des impressionnismes Giverny

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