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It is said to be the oldest museum of Europe. Marie de Medici had two galleries of her palace arranged to accommodate the paintings of Rubens dedicated to her glory. The museum becomes public only in 1750. It was the first public museum of painting in France. About hundred exposed paintings came from the Cabinet of the King.
The public discovered Leonardo da Vinci, Raphaël, Rembrandt, Van Dyck. These paintings were later transferred to Le Louvre.
In 1818 the galleries of the palace became the Museum of the "alive artists" with works of David, Ingres, Delacroix.
In 1884 - 1886 the French Senate built the building which shelters the current museum. The Musée du Luxembourg received the Caillebotte legacy with paintings of Picasso, Pissaro, Bonnard, Degas, Gauguin, Renoir. They were exposed here until 1937, when the collections were transferred to the new museum from modern art, today museum of Orsay.

Since then the museum receives temporary exhibitions, especially of the Italian Renaissance in alternation with modern art.
Presently there is an exhibition: Chagall "Entre Guerre et Paix" from 21/02 - 21/07/2013.

Entrance fee 11 ?.
No photos allowed.

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Ce serait le plus ancien musée d'Europe. Marie de Médicis avait fait aménager deux galeries pour accueillir les tableaux de Rubens dédiés à sa gloire mais le musée ne devient public qu'en 1750. C'était le premier musée public de peinture en France.
La centaine de tableaux exposés provenait alors du Cabinet du Roi.
Le public découvrait Léonard de Vinci, Raphaël, Rembrandt, Van Dyck. Ces tableaux sont ensuite transférés au Louvre.
En 1818 les galeries du palais deviennent le Musée des artistes vivants avec des oeuvres de David, Ingres, Delacroix.
En 1884 - 1886 Le Sénat édifie le bâtiment qui abrite le musée actuel. Il reçoit le legs Caillebotte. Picasso,Pissaro, Bonnard, Degas, Gauguin, Renoir sont exposés jusqu?en 1937, date à laquelle les collections sont transférées au nouveau musée d?art moderne aujourd'hui musée d'Orsay.

Depuis lors le musée reçoit des expositions temporaires, surtout de la Renaissance italienne en alternance avec l'art moderne.
Prix d'entrée 11 ?.

Phone: +33 1 42 34 20 00
Website: http://www.senat.fr/

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2013
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