Exhibitions at the Musée du Luxembourg

On the exhibitions programme at the museum: modernity in the 20th century, women artists, and photography

The Musée du Luxembourg, a renowned international cultural institution

Since its foundation, the Musée du Luxembourg has contributed to the cultural reputation of France and its capital. Created in 1750, it was the first museum of art to open to the public, and in 1818 became the first museum of contemporary art. It was originally housed in the Palais du Luxembourg. In 1886, it moved into the Orangery in the Luxembourg Gardens. A wing was specially built to house the museum’s collections. In 1937, these collections were transferred to various cultural institutions, such as the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, and the Centre Pompidou.

Twice a year, the museum stages temporary exhibitions on an international scale, primarily on the themes of modernity in the 20th century, women artists, and photography. Guided tours, special events, lectures, activities, and booklets for children are also part of the cultural programme.

Useful information

From 10.30am to 7pm. From 10.30am to 10pm Tursday.

The museum is only open during temporary exhibitions.

19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris 6th

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