Musée d'Orsay

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Fee: €8

Sun. 9:30 AM–6 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 9:30 AM–6 PM
Wed. 9:30 AM–6 PM
Thu. 9:30 AM–9:45 PM
Fri. 9:30 AM–6 PM
Sat. 9:30 AM–6 PM
Monthly Free Days
  • 1st Sundays 9:30 AM–6 PM
62, rue de Lille
Paris, Paris 75343
33 (0)1 40 49 48 14

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Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888, Oil on canvas, in the Musée d'Orsay's collection.
The Orsay (website) is a Museum in Paris.
Official description from Orsay:
The history of the museum, of its building is quite unusual. In the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. So the building itself could be seen as the first "work of art" in the Musee d'Orsay, which displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Musée d'Orsay (French pronunciation: ) is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, an impressive Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces (the largest in the world) by such painters such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986. The museum building was originally a railway station, Gare d'Orsay, constructed for the Chemin de Fer de Paris à Orléans and finished in time for the 1900 Exposition Universelle to the design of three architects: Lucien Magne, Émile Bénard and Victor Laloux. It was the terminus for the railways of southwestern France until 1939.

Promotional images for exhibits from Orsay official site

Current Exhibitions

Apr 05, 2011 – Jul 03, 2011
More than a one man retrospective for Edouard Manet (1832-1883), the exhibition Manet, the Man who Invented Modernity explores and highlights the historical situation around him, including the reaffirmed legacy of Romanticism, the impact of his contemporaries and the changes in the media at the time.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Apr 26, 2011 – Jan 01, 5292
In the second half of the 19th century, during the heyday of Victorian England, the aesthetic principles of the Pre-Raphaelite painters were frequently echoed by the photographers of the time who aspired to be recognised as artists in their own right
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aGogh in Paris

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