Femmes peintres, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Luxembourg

Published by Laurent P., Cécile D. · Published on 3 May 2021 at 21h22 · Updated on 4 May 2021 at 10h22
The Musée du Luxembourg gives pride of place to women from May 19 to July 4, 2021 with the exhibition “Femmes peintres, des artistes comme les autres” (Female painters, artists like others). While waiting for the museum to reopen, discover these female painters that opened the way to the female artists who followed thanks to a digital tour of the exhibit.

The Musée du Luxembourg takes us to the art salons from 1780 to 1830 meeting female artists with the “Femmes peintres, des artistes comme les autres” (Female painters, artists like others) exhibition running from May 19 to July 4, 2021. As soon as museums are allowed to reopen, meet the great artists that marked the story of painting.

In the meantime, get acquainted to these talented women: the Musée du Luxembourg takes you on a digital tour of the exhibition. Two packages are available: self-guided tour with an audioguide, or video-conference and a self-guided tour.

The themed course can be explored 360°, think about turning around the room, zoom in on paintings, and explore every corner to make sure you miss no work of art.

The museum offers us to get to know more about this unique period of time in France during which female painters made it to the art scene. We discover how the French Revolution changed the world of the artistic creation through 80 works painted by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Marguerite Gérard, Constance Mayer and many others. The exhibition also highlights rather unknown artists as well as big names of the painting.

It’s not only about presenting a few women who has been famous because of their paintings. With the exhibition of the Musée du Luxembourg, we learn more about the art training conditions, the status of female artists from 1780 to 1830, the fights they had to lead to produce and exhibit their own works. The tour gives us an overview of the daily life of these painters, behind the light of the art salons.


Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 19 May 2021 to 4 July 2021



    19, rue de Vaugirard
    75006 Paris 6

    RER B station "Luxembourg", ligne 4 station "Saint-Sulpice", ligne 12 station "Rennes"

    visite autonome avec audioguide: €5
    visite guidée: €9

    Recommended age
    For all

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