Musée d’Orsay Exhibitions

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The Musée d’Orsay in Paris is a world-renowned art museum with a wide range of exhibitions covering a variety of artistic styles and periods. 

The museum is home to some essential artworks from Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and modern art from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. 

Its impressive collection of masterpieces has attracted art lovers worldwide and its exhibitions are a must-see for anyone visiting Paris.

Pastels: From Millet to Redon

This is an exhibition put up in the museum that showcases hundreds of pastels from it’s very own collection, roughly 500 pieces. 

This is the second feature of this exhibition, the last one was held in 2009. 

This exhibition will feature works by Millet, Degas, Manet, Cassatt, Redon, Lévy-Dhurmer and many others.

Date: From March 14th, 2023 to July 02nd, 2023

Timing: 

DayHours
MondayClosed
Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 am to 6 pm
Thursday 9.30 am to 9.45 pm

Hanging, A new perspective on the city

This exhibition showcases the marvel that aeronautical inventions are and how they have transformed the cityscape. 

The exhibits range from all art forms- photography, painting, engraving and even architectural drawings. 

Date: From March 31st, 2023 to July 09th, 2023

Timing: 

DayHours
MondayClosed
Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 am to 6 pm
Thursday 9.30 am to 9.45 pm

Manet / Degas 

Manet and Degas, two key figures of the 1860s-80s painting, are brought together in this exhibition.

To reveal their contrasts, their influences on each other and the actual value of Degas’ collection, which featured Manet more prominently after his death. 

This exhibition highlights pictorial modernity’s conflicting and heterogeneous aspects, from its beginnings to its success and promises a new look at their bond and rivalry.

Date: From 28 March to July 23rd, 2023

Timing: 

DayHours
MondayClosed
Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 am to 6 pm
Thursday 9.30 am to 9.45 pm

Victor Albert Prout. Panoramas of the Thames

The Musée d’Orsay showcases the works of the little-known figure in the history of photography- Victor Albert Prout. 

He briefly enjoyed success as a professional photographer of the high society and a specialist in architectural and landscape views. 

His most notable work is well represented in the museum’s collections by a rare copy of The Thames from London to Oxford in Forty Photographs.

These are a series of panoramic views published as a portfolio in London in 1862.

Date: From March 16th, 2023 to Aug 27th, 2023

Timing: 

DayHours
MondayClosed
Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 am to 6 pm
Thursday 9.30 am to 9.45 pm

Claude Rutault. The Gates of Painting

Claude Renault, a leading contemporary artist, passed away on May 21st, 2022. 

The museum is putting up an exhibition in collaboration with the National Museum of Modern Art and the Louvre Museum to pay tribute to Claude Renault. 

During this event, he will be presented with la porte de la peinture (The Gates of Painting), a work inspired by Auguste Rodin’s La Porte de l’Enfer (The Gates of Hell).

Date: From April 18th, 2023 to Sep 03th, 2023

Timing: 

DayHours
MondayClosed
Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 am to 6 pm
Thursday 9.30 am to 9.45 pm

Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) 

On the occasion of the bicentenary of Rosa Bonheur’s birth, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux and the Musée d’Orsay are organizing a major retrospective of her work. 

This exhibition is held in partnership with Château Musée Rosa Bonheur in Thomery and the Musée départemental des peintres de Barbizon. 

This exhibition honors an extraordinary, innovative artist and celebrates her immense work, with over 200 works from prestigious public and private collections. 

It explores her fascination with the living world, her commitment to animal emancipation, her immense technical mastery and her star status. 

It will accompany a catalog, providing a scholarly overview of her work.

Date: From October 18th, 2022 to January 15th, 2023

Timing: 

DayHours
MondayClosed
Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 am to 6 pm
Thursday 9.30 am to 9.45 pm

While touring Musée d’Orsay, here are some things to see around:


For all visitors planning to visit Musee d’Orsay, here is a list of tickets you can choose from. 

Dedicated entry ticket: This ticket offers dedicated entry to the museum with access to permanent and temporary collections. 
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Guided tour ticket: Enjoy a 1 hour 45 minutes guided tour and skip the line access to Musee d’Orsay.
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Musee d’Orsay and Seine River Cruise: Visitors can tour the Musee d’Orsay and then experience a cruise over the Seine. 
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Musee d’Orsay and Louvre Museum: This combination ticket offers entry to both Musee d’Orsay and Louvre Museum.
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Paris City Museum Pass: Visit the best museums in Paris with just one pass.
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