Paris 1874: Inventing Impressionism – an exhibition.

150 years ago, on April 15, 1874, the first impressionist art show started in Paris. Monet, Renoir, Degas, Morisot, Pissarro, Sisley, and Cézanne, eager for freedom, decided to break the rules and have their own exhibition outside the official ones. This is when impressionism began. To celebrate this special anniversary, the Musée d’Orsay is showing about 130 artworks and looking at this important date with a new perspective, considering it the day that started the avant-garde movements.

Paris 1874” looks back on why 31 artists (only seven of them are famous worldwide now) came together to show their artworks. This time was after two wars: the Franco-German War of 1870 and a harsh civil war. During this crisis, artists started to think differently about their art and try new things.

Does this sound like an interesting exhibition to you? Reserve your ticket online and experience it in the popular Orsay Museum in Paris from March 2024 until July 2024. Why not do a summer trip to Paris to enjoy the Summer Olympics, but also be one of the lucky people to experience the last days of this interesting exhibition?

Paris 1874: Inventing Impressionism

Location: Orsay Museum
Dates: March 26, 2024 – July 14, 2024

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 until 18:00, but it is open even longer on Thursday evenings. The museum entrance fee is 16 euros for adults which also gives you the chance to visit this interesting temporary exhibition.

You can read more about the exhibition and buy your ticket at

Impressionism and Fashion in Musee d’Orsay

A new exhibition is opening in the Musee d’Orsay today. The name of the exhibition is Impressionism and Fashion and you can see the exhibition until January 20th in 2013. Musee d’Orsay is an amazing museum, and though many forget about it and visit the Louvre instead, this is a really interesting museum for art lovers.

In this exhibition you will get to see how people lived in the late 19th century, and as one of the main goals of impressionism was to show man in his daily routine activities in his daily surroundings, this will be interesting for everyone with a love of art and history.

Impressionism and Fashion in Paris

The exhibition will move on to New York and to Chicago after its stay in Paris, so if you do not want to travel overseas, make sure to visit this exhibition while it is on display in Paris.

Impressionism and Fashion
September 25th – January 20th, 2013
Musee d’Orsay


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