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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Museums Night 2019 in Ile de France:
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On 18 May 2019
From 7:30 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
Musée du Luxembourg
19, rue de Vaugirard
75006 Paris 6
RER B station "Luxembourg", ligne 4 station "Saint-Sulpice", ligne 12 station "Rennes"