Enjoy the Musée d’Orsay’s fantastic collection of Impressionist art with this day-ticket!
As well as seeing paintings by Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Seurat, Van Gogh and more, you’ll also have access to exhibitions on photography, graphic art, architecture, sculptures, and objets d’art.
The museum building itself is a highly photogenic ex-train station with a Beaux-Arts façade and an interior iron skeleton. In the square nearby, you’ll see the six sculptures built on the occasion of the 1900 International Expo, each representing a different continent.
Girault de Prangey - Photographer (1804-1892)
19 May 2021 - 11 July 2021
The exhibition at the musée d'Orsay, the first monographic presentation in France of Girault de Prangey’s photographic work, aims above all to showcase this historically exceptional collection and the originality of its techniques and materials while emphasizing the aesthetic aspirations that it merits over and above its initial documentary role.
The Origins of the World. The Invention of Nature in the 19th Century.
19 May 2021 - 18 July 2021
The nineteenth century saw an unprecedented development in the natural sciences. The great voyages of exploration revealed the diversity of the world and the variety of living species; geology discovered the unimaginably great age of the Earth and its transformations over time; the study of fossils revealed the ancient beginnings of life and the existence of now-extinct species. In 1854, the dinosaurs of Crystal Palace in London presented a Jurassic Park ahead of its time. The discovery of prehistoric man raised the question: how should he be depicted? Who was the first artist?