Tag Archives: Painting

Jacquemart-André Museum (Musée Jacquemart-André) – Paris

Featuring 6,000 unique and precious objects amassed during the late 19th century by distinguished collectors Edouard André and his wife Nélie Jacquemart, the Jacquemart-André Museum (Musée Jacquemart-André) is one of the most fascinating museums in Paris.  Housed in a magnificent Second Empire mansion which was the celebrated and fashionable couple’s residence and private gallery, the […]

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National Picasso Museum (Musée National Picasso) – Paris

The most celebrated and influential artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso proclaimed himself the very greatest collector of his own work. Upon his death, much of his personal collection was transferred to the French government to cover inheritance taxes and became the nucleus of the permanent collection of this museum, opened in 1985 and […]

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Orsay Museum (Musée d’Orsay) – Paris

Displaying works created between 1848 and 1914, the Musée d’Orsay includes within its extraordinary collection of more than ten thousand objects, the French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings revered by art lovers everywhere.  Housed in a magnificently rehabilitated former train station, there is no finer grouping of the breathtaking canvases of Cezanne, Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, […]

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Gustave Moreau Museum (Musée National Gustave Moreau) – Paris

Truly one of Paris’s most singular art galleries, the Gustave Moreau Museum is a tribute and monument to the influential Symbolist artist Gustave Moreau and the chief repository of his fascinating works.  Focusing on biblical, literary and mythological themes, the collection encompasses over 14,000 paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, sketches, studies and models, from large to […]

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Orangerie Museum (Musée de l’Orangerie) – Paris

As the repository of Monet’s dreamy and beloved “Water Lilies” murals, the Orangerie Museum (Musée de l’Orangerie) in the Tuileries Garden is one of the most exceptional small museums in Paris.  These eight ethereal panels, as large as  6 x 9 feet each, capturing changing views of the light on the water as the sun […]

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Van Gogh: Irises and Roses at the Met Museum – New York

May 12, 2015 through August 16, 2015 This exhibition reunites for the first time in 125 years, Van Gogh’s exuberant, “Irises,” and, “Roses,” from the Met permanent collection with their counterparts, the “Irises,” from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the, “Roses,” from National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Painted as an ensemble […]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York

A treasury of more than 2 million individual objects, tens of thousands of which are permanently on display including many of mankind’s greatest masterpieces, New York’s Metropolitan Museum is the Western Hemisphere’s most important art institution. Spanning the entire history of human civilization, the collection features not only paintings, drawings, prints, etchings, sculptures and photographs, […]

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Petit Palais Museum (Musée du Petit Palais) – Paris

Dubbed the, “free mini-Louvre without the crowds,” the Petit Palais Museum (Musée du Petit Palais) displays an exceptional permanent collection of approximately 1,300 paintings, drawings, tapestries, sculptures and works of decorative art dating from antiquity through the early twentieth century owned by the City of Paris and open to visitors at no charge.  Also known as […]

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Quai Branly Museum (Musée du quai Branly) – Paris

Quai Branly Museum (Musée du quai Branly) To visit this ethnographic museum along the Seine just adjacent to the Eiffel Tower is to immerse oneself in the sights and sounds of the world’s indigenous cultures.  Displaying more than 3,500 objects from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, the Quai Branly Museum’s (Musée du quai Branly) permanent […]

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Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris)

Where in Paris can you view masterpieces of twentieth century art displayed in an Art Deco landmark offering the best view of the Eiffel Tower in the whole city and do it all for free?  At the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris) in […]

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Palace of the Legion of Honor – San Francisco

Grand in form and content yet still intimate and inviting, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor features an […]

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – New York

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art in New York or MoMA is the most […]

Whitney Museum of American Art – New York

Sculptor and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney created the Whitney Museum of American Art because she believed it was necessary to […]

Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin) – Paris

As home to the most treasured and comprehensive collection of the works of renowned French sculptor Auguste Rodin, the Rodin […]

Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) – Paris

The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) in Paris is the most visited museum in the world and for good reason. […]

Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) – Paris

For lovers of Impressionism, a pilgrimage to the Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) is absolutely essential.  Keeper of the […]