Musée d'Orsay: Shanghai World Expo 2010

Shanghai World Expo 2010


Jean-François Millet
 L'Angélus [The Angelus]
 Between 1857 and 1859
 Oil on canvas
 H. 55.5, W. 66 cm
 Paris, Musée d'Orsay, bequest of Alfred Chauchard, 1909
Jean-François MilletThe Angelus© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
Shanghai Expo 2010, from 1 May to 31 October 2010, aims to be the greatest Universal Exhibition of all time with 100 million visitors expected. As a partner of the Compagnie Française pour l'Exposition de Shanghai (COFRES), responsible for the construction and events in the France pavilion, the Musée d'Orsay is taking an active part in this world event.

Seven masterpieces from the Orsay collections will be on display on the proposed trail for visitors to the French pavilion. These are Millet's Angelus, Manet's The Balcony, The Dance Hall at Arles by Van Gogh, Woman with a Coffee Pot by Cézanne, The Box by Bonnard, The Meal also called The Bananas by Gauguin and Rodin's The Bronze Age.

This is an important first for China, as these masterpieces have never before been shown together outside of France.

1 May - 31 October 2010

Shanghai, World Expo, French Pavillion

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