The Orangerie Museum is a wonderful place, located in the very heart of Paris in the Tuileries garden. Entirely renovated, the museum allows you to discover with a natural and original light Monet’s Nymphéas (Water Lilies) and 146 other masterpieces of the Walter-Guillaume collection (Renoir, Cézanne, Modigliani, Matisse, Picasso, Derain, Soutine).
Giorgio de Chirico. Metaphysical painting
16 September – 14 December 2020
The exhibition Giorgio de Chirico. Metaphysical painting retraces the career and the artistic and philosophic influences of the artist Giorgio de Chirico from Munich to Turin, then to Paris where he discovered the artistic avant-garde of his era, and lastly Ferrare. The connections between the painter - discovered by Apollinaire and subsequently backed by the art dealer Paul Guillaume - and the Parisian cultural and literary circles will be highlighted as never before.
Collection Focus / Les Biches by Marie Laurencin
16 September 2020 – 11 January 2021
For the 1924 season, Serge Diaghilev, the illustrious director of the Ballets Russes, commissioned a ballet from some prominent young artists. He chose those who best embodied a moment that he wanted to be light and elegant: Francis Poulenc for the score, Bronislava Nijinska – sister of the famous dancer – for the choreography, and Marie Laurencin for the sets and costumes.
Contemporary counterpoint / Janaïna Tschäpe
21 October 2020 – 15 February 2021
Janaïna Tschäpe’s project is none other than that announced by Claude Monet in 1909: "My only desire is an intimate infusion with nature, and the only fate I wish, in keeping with Goethe’s precept, is to have worked and lived in harmony with her laws.”. The work of the Brazilian artist - videography, drawing, performance, painting - takes its inspiration from observations of nature, its elusiveness and its metamorphoses.
Magritte in Full Sunlight. The "Renoir" Period 1940-1947
10 February – 21 June 2021
The exhibition brings together around sixty paintings and forty drawings. It begins with several works from the end of the 1930s in which Magritte expresses the imminent outbreak of war and disaster. Magritte’s paintings from the "Renoir Period" are set alongside Renoir’s masterpieces, contemporary paintings by Picabia and other works, notably by Jeff Koons, giving an idea of the influence of these little-known works.