Paris 1874 Exhibition: Pioneering Impressionism Paris 1874 Exhibition: Pioneering Impressionism

Paris 1874 Exhibition: Pioneering Impressionism At the Musée d'Orsay from March 26 to July 14, 2024


Exhibition Inventing Impressionism at the Musée d'Orsay: Purchase Your Tickets

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  • From March 26 to July 14, 2024: Paris 1874 Inventing Impressionism

What to expect

Discover "Paris 1874: Pioneering Impressionism" at the Musée d'Orsay, a captivating exhibition celebrating 150 years of artistic innovation. Explore over 130 works by Monet, Renoir, and others, and relive the revolutionary moment that gave birth to Impressionism. A must-see artistic experience from March 26 to July 14, 2024.

Explore the Brilliance of Artistic Innovation at the "Paris 1874: Pioneering Impressionism" Exhibition

Revived Historical Moment

150 years ago, a group of visionary artists broke the conventions of their time to give birth to Impressionism, a movement that would revolutionize the art world. The Musée d'Orsay invites you to celebrate this historical turning point with the exhibition "Paris 1874: Pioneering Impressionism," from March 26 to July 14, 2024. Experience a unique immersion into the era that saw the emergence of masters such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, and many others.

At the Heart of Creation

The exhibition presents more than 130 major works, illustrating the boldness and creativity of artists who chose to stray from the beaten path. Discover how, in the aftermath of wars and social upheavals, these painters redefined art by focusing on capturing fleeting moments and ephemeral impressions of everyday life.

A Dialogue between Past and Present

"Paris 1874" offers a rare opportunity to compare the works exhibited at the first Impressionist exhibition with those of the official Salon of the same period. This juxtaposition highlights the radical innovations of Impressionism and sheds light on the unexpected connections between these revolutionary artists and their contemporaries.

International Recognition

Jointly organized by the Musée d'Orsay, the Musée de l'Orangerie, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, this exhibition is the result of a prestigious collaboration. After Paris, it will continue its journey to Washington, attesting to the importance and universal relevance of Impressionism.

Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to delve into a key moment in art history. "Paris 1874: Pioneering Impressionism" awaits you for an unforgettable experience at the Musée d'Orsay. Come celebrate with us the spirit of innovation and freedom that continues to inspire artists and art enthusiasts worldwide.

Credit: Claude Monet - Poppies, 1873 - Musée d'Orsay - Donation Etienne Moreau-Nélaton, 1906 © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

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Customer Reviews

4/52 reviews

Sue L.
Issues with tickets for Paris 1874
April 12th 2024

Paris 1874 was an excellent exhibition well worth the trip from the UK.
However the ticketing system was unusual in that tickets bought online in advance were more expensive than buying them on the door. Also people queuing in the “without ticket” line were admitted in large numbers ahead of those who had pre-booked tickets. This meant that the museum and exhibition were extremely crowded which detracted from the quality of our experience.


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