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Exhibition Black Models

26 March to 21 July 2019
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Exhibition Black Models
Exhibition Black Models
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am-6pm Thursday: 9.30am-9.45pm Closed every Monday and on 25 December 2019 Last entry at 5pm (9pm on Thursday) You will be asked to vacate the exhibition rooms starting from 5.15pm (9.15pm on Thursday)

Black Models: from Géricault to Matisse at the Musée d’Orsay

Géricault, Delacroix, Manet, Cézanne, Matisse and Nadar

These artists all encountered black muses, servants, friends and gentlemen during their careers. How they represented them changed over time and reveals in many ways the aesthetic, social, racial and political issues of the times.

For around 30 years in America and Europe, the field of ‘black studies’ has been investigating how black people have been portrayed throughout history. It is in this tradition that the exhibition Black Models at the Musée d’Orsay offers a look at the relationship between painters and their models of colour, from the abolition of slavery (1794-1848) to the present day.

With over 100 works (paintings, sculptures, photographs, etc.), this exhibition explores the dialogue between artist and model. It is a unique opportunity to discover (or rediscover) major historic artworks such as Manet’s Olympia and Mare-Guillemine Benoist’s Portrait of a Black Woman.

The exhibition highlights 20th century black artists such as Charles Alston and Romare Bearden. Alongside the exhibition, visitors can also discover various contemporary works such as a monumental installation by Glenn Ligon and a show by Abd Al Malik.

Free entry:
Free entry to the exhibition is granted to the following groups upon presentation of valid ID:
- Under 18s
- 18-25s from the European Union
- Musée d’Orsay ‘Carte Blanche’ holders (and one guest)
- Jobseekers
- Disabled visitors and the person accompanying them

Please note:
- Tickets give access to permanent and temporary collections
- Suitcases, travel bags and backpacks must be under 60x40cm and can be left in the cloakroom by reserving a space
- Free entry tickets and tickets for days when the museum is closed (strikes, public holidays, etc.) cannot be reimbursed or have their validity extended
- Entrance C is reserved for disabled visitors

Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am-6pm
Thursday: 9.30am-9.45pm

Closed every Monday and on 25 December 2019
Last entry at 5pm (9pm on Thursday)
You will be asked to vacate the exhibition rooms starting from 5.15pm (9.15pm on Thursday)

Highlights

- Numerous works by French artists

- Focus on 3 key periods

- Over 100 works reflecting on the representation of black figures

Access

Musée d’Orsay
1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 Paris
Gare Musée d’Orsay stop (RER C)
Solférino stop (Metro line 12)
Bus lines 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84 + 94: Musée d’Orsay stop or Pont Royal-Quai Voltaire stop
Carrousel du Louvre carpark
Bac Montalembert carpark

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