What I like most about this museum: they’re always upgrading it. They call their present project Nouvel Orsay. From their website: “We are going to try and establish a different rhythm in the presentation, whilst still respecting the various “schools” and great artistic personalities. We will try to bring out more meaning, and introduce more stimulating questions […] It has to be surprising, thought-provoking. Through this new interdisciplinary approach, presenting the works in relation to other disciplines, we are getting back to the essence of the original project.
I would like to create the best possible conditions for the visitor to view the works in a way that is well informed, unconstrained and imaginative. The works will have more space; the display cases will be less intrusive. They will invite dialogue with the artists all around them. The presentation will be more “polyphonic”; the categories will be less assertive”.
Events you should mark:
Pierre Bonnard. Painting Arcadia
17 March – 19 July 2015
Dolce Vita? From the Liberty to Italian Design (1900-1940)
14 April – 13 September 2015
Splendors and Miseries. Pictures of Prostitution in France (1850-1910)
22 September 2015 – 17 January 2016
Who’s Afraid of Women Photographers?
Second Part: 1914-1945
13 October 2015 – 24 January 2016
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007
Metro: line 12, to Solférino
RER: line C, to Musée d’Orsay
Bus: 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94