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Type  Temporary exhibitions
Phone  +33 1 40 13 62 00
Artwork  Tormenta en el Astillero
Website  museeduluxembourg.fr
Established  1750
Musée du Luxembourg

Location  19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris, France
Public transit access  Rennes Odéon Luxembourg
Address  19 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
Hours  Closing soon · 10:30AM–6PMWednesday10:30AM–6PMThursday10:30AM–6PMFriday10:30AM–7PMSaturday10:30AM–7PMSunday10:30AM–7PMMonday10:30AM–6PMTuesday10:30AM–6PMSuggest an edit
Similar  Musée Jacquemart‑André, Musée d'Orsay, Grand Palais, Musée Marmottan Monet, Petit Palais
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The Musée du Luxembourg is a museum at 19 rue de Vaugirard in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Established in 1750, it was initially an art museum located in the east wing of the Luxembourg Palace (the matching west wing housed Ruben's Marie de' Medici cycle) and in 1818 became the first museum of contemporary art. In 1884 the museum moved into its current building, the former orangery of the Palace. The museum was taken over by the French Ministry of Culture and the French Senate in 2000, when it began to be used for temporary exhibitions, and became part of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux in 2010.

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Exposition fantin latour fleur de peau au mus e du luxembourg reportage 13 09 2016


History

From 1750 to 1780 it was the first public painting gallery in Paris, displaying the king's collection which included Titian's The Madonna of the Rabbit, Da Vinci's Holy Family (either The Virgin and Child with St. Anne or Virgin of the Rocks) and nearly a hundred other Old Master works now forming the nucleus of the Louvre. In 1803 it reopened, showing paintings by a range of artists from Nicolas Poussin to Jacques-Louis David, and was devoted to living artists from 1818 to 1937. Much of the work first shown here has found its way into other museums of Paris including the Jeu de Paume, the Orangerie, and ultimately the Musée National d'Art Moderne and the Musée d'Orsay.

Other notable events

  • In 1861, James Tissot showed The Meeting of Faust and Marguerite, which was purchased by the state for the Luxembourg Gallery.
  • The illustrator André Gill (1840–1885) was named curator of the Musée du Luxembourg on May 15, 1871, in which capacity he reassembled the scattered collections of art and reestablished the museum of sculpture. He had scarcely begun his work when it was interrupted by the upheaval associated with the Paris Commune.
  • When Ernest Hemingway paid a call on Gertude Stein at the nearby Rue de Fleurus, he stopped to see the work of the Impressionists which in 1921 were still in the Musée du Luxembourg.
  • References

    Musée du Luxembourg Wikipedia