Imagining and representing the Orient at Paris Musée Delacroix

Fondation Lilian Thuram reveals its exhibition “Imaginaires et représentations de l’Orient” [Imagining and representing the Orient] at the Musée Delacroix. Running from January 11 to April 2, 2018, this exhibition is an invitation to talk, debate and discover the look that occidental societies still have on oriental societies. Meetings and conferences are also scheduled.

An exhibition and mediation project… This is the offer provided by Fondation Lilian Thuram for education against racism and the Musée National Eugène Delacroix through an exhibition called “Imaginaires et representations de l’Orient” [Imagining and representing the Orient] displayed from January 11 to April 2, 2018.

An exhibition aiming at presenting works from the museum’s collection “in a renewed way”, devoted to the Orient and its representation. A project that points out “the strong ties between art representations and our modern history, between works of art and our world’s issues”.

Among the topics covered, “the representation of an imaginary Orient, of an idealized woman or the strength and power in the painting” as well as the “use of the costume and the dressing-up” and the perception of the artist to the world. Topics pushing visitors, helped by the curators of the exhibition Lilian Thuram’s and Françoise Vergès’ comments to wonder about the perception of the world through paintings and, by extension, their own perceptions of the painting.

Practical information:
Imaginaires et représentations de l’Orient 
Musée Eugène Delacroix
From January 11 to April 2, 2018
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Address: 6, rue de Fürstenberg – 75006 Paris
Rate: €7
Commented tours free of charge and by Lilian Thuram and Françoise Vergès, upon reservation

(Credits: © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Mathieu Rabeau)

Laurent P.
Last updated on 27 December 2017

Practical information

Opening Time
From 11 January 2018 to 2 April 2018



    6 Rue de Furstenberg
    75006 Paris 6

    - Métro : Saint-Germain-des-Prés / Mabillon

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