Opened for the first time to the public in 1934, the Musée Marmottan Monet will celebrate its 80th birthday in 2014. The museum begins it’s birthday celebrations paying tribute to private collections. The Musée Marmottan Monet will present from February 13 - July 6, 2014 the exhibition Impressionist Works from Private Collections.
Fifty lenders joined with enthusiam for this project and have provided loans from France,the United States, Mexico, Switzerland, Great Britain and Italy. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity for the public to discover paintings which for the most part that havenever been seen by the public eye.
One hundred impressionist masterpieces will be exceptionally shown together. Eighty paintings and twenty graphic works by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Eugène Boudin, Johan Barthold Jongkind, Edouard Manet,Frédéric Bazille, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Gustave Caillebotte, Berthe Morisot, Armand Guillaumin, Paul Cezanne,Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzales and Auguste Rodin allow the viewer to trace the history of Impressionism through a collection of unpublished works.
The exhibition starts with the premicise of Impressionism. It continues into 1874 and theyears 1880-1890 when the Impressionist group broke up, giving way to the creativegenius of each of its members. Finally, the last part of the exhibition shows the works ofmasters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley and ClaudeMonet, who in many respects go beyond Impressionism, opening a window onto modernart and bringing us to the end of the exhibition.
This exhibition both unique and compelling is a testament to the presence andenthusiasm still alive in the private collections of the Impressionist Masters.
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and night opening on Thursday until 8pm.
Closed on Mondays and on 1 May.