Museums Night 2019 at Paris Musée du Luxembourg

Published by Laurent P. · Published on 19 April 2019 at 11h17 · Updated on 25 April 2019 at 12h26
On Saturday May 18, 2019, as part of the Museums Night 2019, the Musée du Luxembourg opens late at night with lots of surprises in store. The place provides a guided tour of the "Les Nabis et le Décor" exhibition by students from the Université Paris-Dauphine.

For Museums Night 2019, the Musée du Luxembourg opens late at night, the occasion for all art enthusiasts to go and discover the building and the current exhibition: “Les Nabis et le Décor”.

Not many people know that the Musée du Luxembourg was the first French museum to open to the public in 1750 and that became, in 1818, the first museum for contemporary art. First set within the Palais du Luxembourg, it moves to an annex building especially created in 1884... The Museum doesn't display permanent collections but it lives with temporary exhibitions it organizes and houses.

Currently, the museum devotes an exhibition to the Nabi decorative art, a postimpressionist and avant-garde movement breaking the rules and born outside academic painting. An exhibition promising us to goo deeper in the decors painted by the Nabis through 89 works by Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis and Edouard Vuillard who all gave importance to decors in their works.

On the menu of Museums Night 2019 at the Musée du Luxembourg:

Mediation by students from the Paris-Dauphine university 
From 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
With their bright blue shirts, you can’t miss them: placed in the rooms of the museum, the students of the Université Paris-Dauphine have many things to share about the young Tintoretto and his painting. Come along and exchange with them, you won’t see his paintings the same way!

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Practical information

Opening Time
On 18 May 2019
From 7:30 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.



    19, rue de Vaugirard
    75006 Paris 6

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


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