Claude Monet, the most famous of the Impressionist painters, was also the most secret of their collectors. His masterpieces throughout his life, however, constitute a rare and exceptional ensemble. For the first time, the Marmottan Monet Museum unveils this private passion and organizes, from 14 September 2017 to 14 January 2018, an unpublished exhibition entitled Monet Collector. Signed by Delacroix, Corot, Boudin, Jongkind, Manet, Renoir, Caillebotte, Cezanne, Morisot, Pissarro, Rodin and Signac, paintings, drawings and sculptures reveal a hidden part of the artist’s life. As the universal legatee of the painter of Giverny and the repository of the world’s first collection of his work, the Marmottan Monet Museum reconstructs this collection thanks to the support of the most important museums and prestigious collections. It offers a unique opportunity to discover what was the sentimental and artistic pantheon of the Impressionist leader. An event show!
Former hunting lodge of Christophe Edmond Kellerman, Duke of Valmy, the Marmottan Monet Museum was bought in 1882 by Jules Marmottan. His son Paul settled in it, and had another hunting lodge built to house his private collection of art pieces and First Empire paintings.
Upon his death he bequeathed all his collections, his town house – which will become the Marmottan Monet Museum in 1934 – and the Boulogne Library’s historical rich historical archives to the French Academy of Fine Arts.
Tuesdays to Sundays: 11 a.m. – 10 to 8 p.m.
The bookshop offers a large choice of books dedicated to the Impressionists, exhibition catalogues, and books for children in various languages.
Great gift ideas:
– Art books, catalogs, books for children, guides, etc.
– Stationery: notebooks, pens, colored pencils, etc.
– Reproductions: bookmarks, postcards, posters, etc.
– Gifts inspired by Monet’s work: watches, jewelry, scarves, tee-shirts, hats, souvenirs, etc.
– DVDs, CDs
Mail ordering available
Musée Marmottan Monet
Librairie Boutique Tel: +33 1 44 96 50 33
2, rue Louis-Boilly Fax: +33 1 40 50 65 84
75016 Paris Email: email@example.com