In 1918, to mark the end of the war and the return of peace in Europe, the artist gave the first two panels of The Water Lilies to the French State. This centenary is being celebrated with the exhibition The Water Lilies. American Abstract Painting and the Last Monet at the Musée de l'Orangerie. For Museum Night, his work and his legacy will be in the spotlight both at the Musée d'Orsay and at the Musée de l'Orangerie, to the sound of a decidedly modern popular music which arrived in Europe in the same era and which will resonate on both sides of the Seine: jazz.
Umlaut Big Band, a group of 14 young jazzmen who will perform the tunes of European composers from 1926 to 1940.
At the Musée de l'Orangerie, the music of Charlie Parker and Morton Feldman, among others, will be performed by the Julien Pontvianne Quartet