The free night is the occasion to discover the legendary paintings of the Water Lilies by Monet set in two oval rooms designed so that the paintings can enjoy a natural light following the sun’s path.
Besides the Water Lilies, the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collection presents 146 works including paintings from the 1860’s to the 1930’s brought together by a young French and passionate art dealer, Paul Guillaume. The Musée de l’Orangerie keeps 25 paintings by Renoir, 15 by Cézanne, 1 by Gauguin, some Monet paintings, Sisley as well as works by Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani and Soutine.
And this year, we can see the exhibition focusing on Franz Marc / August Macke, the adventure of the Blue Rider, this art movement rather unknown today, started in 1910 by Kandinsky, Franz Marc and August Macke. Focusing on the spirtituality of art, Der blaue Reiter has been a wonderful movement to rediscover!
Children from 7 years old are invited to a drawing workshop where they can pose and draw for 30 minutes!
All night long, mediators will be on the spot in the collections of the level -2 to introduce the people who inspired artists form the collections of the Musée de l’Orangerie.
Please note, only 2000 visitors visit the Musée de l’Orangerie, the Jardin des Tuileries for Museums Night, so we can say it’s a rather quiet museum we can really enjoy!
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Museums Night 2019 in Ile de France:
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On 18 May 2019
From 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Musée national de l'Orangerie
75001 Paris 1