Musée d'Orsay: Masterpieces of the Musée de l'Orangerie

Masterpieces of the Musée de l'Orangerie

Auguste RenoirJeunes filles au piano© RMN-Grand Palais (musée de l'Orangerie) / Franck Raux
The Yokohama Museum of Art is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019 with the exceptional presence of seventy masterpieces from the Musée de l'Orangerie’s Walter-Guillaume collection. The exhibition presents a chronological and thematic overview of the works of the artists in the Musée de l'Orangerie’s collection, from Renoir to Cézanne, Matisse to Picasso, Laurencin to Derain, and Douanier Rousseau to Soutine, while setting them in context enabling the Japanese public to discover both the personality of the gallery owner and collector Paul Guillaume and his privileged links with the artistic circles of his time.

Documents, photographs and archives complete the selection of paintings, evoking in turn Guillaume’s artistic training with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, his gallery’s most influential exhibitions, his privileged links with artists such as Derain and Modigliani, and even his involvement with the American collector Barnes in the United States. A "period room" also evokes the apartments of Paul Guillaume and his wife, Domenica, with several pieces of furniture that belonged to the couple. While this year we are celebrating 160 years since the first Franco-Japanese treaty, this exhibition highlights the still keen and renewed interest of the Japanese public in French culture.


Cécile Girardeau, curator, Musée de l'Orangerie
Hideko Numata, chief curator, Yokohama Museum of Art

20 September 2019 - 13 January 2020

Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art

Enlarge font size Reduce font size Print