Exhibition Maurice Denis and Eugène Delacroix
From Studio to Museum
from May 3, 2017 to August 28, 2017
Eugène Delacroix, Bouquet de fleurs
© RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Michèle Bellot
The Musée National Eugène-Delacroix is holding a major exhibition, featuring some outstanding loans, to celebrate the painters such as Maurice Denis whose admiration for Delacroix (1798–1863) inspired them to turn the artist’s last home and studio into a museum. The exhibition “Maurice Denis and Eugène Delacroix: from Studio to Museum” traces the history of a museum that now receives a wide range of visitors.
As the president of the Société des Amis d’Eugène Delacroix, Maurice Denis played a crucial role in the preservation of Delacroix’s last studio on Place de Fürstenberg and its conversion into a Delacroix museum. He committed himself wholeheartedly to the project, investing his reputation as a great artist and assuming the role of director of the nascent institution.
The exhibition, supported by exceptional loans from French and international museums and private collections, will be the first to analyze and showcase the strength and scale of Delacroix’s influence on these artists who were born after his death. It will also allow visitors to discover the recent renovation and extension of the museum.
Dominique de Font-Réaulx, Musée National Eugène-Delacroix.
From May 3 to August 28, 2017
Musée National Eugène-Delacroix
6, rue de Fürstenberg
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 41 86 50
Line 4 – Saint-Germain-des-Prés station
Line 10 – Mabillon station
Every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Tuesday.
Night opening until 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
€7 (included in the museum ticket)
The Musée du Louvre ticket also gives access to the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix on the same day.