Alfred Sisley: The boat during the flood, Port-Marly, 1876 Oil on canvas H. 50.4; L. 61.0cm.Alfred Sisley: The boat during the flood, Port-Marly, 1876 Oil on canvas H. 50.4; L. 61.0cm.
©Alfred Sisley: The boat during the flood, Port-Marly, 1876 Oil on canvas H. 50.4; L. 61.0cm.|Musée d'Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Shmidt

Impressionist Spring 3 not-to-be-missed exhibitions

In 2024, the French Ministry of Culture and the Musée d’Orsay are jointly celebrating 150 years of Impressionism, offering a rare opportunity to contemplate prestigious masterpieces on loan from the Musée d’Orsay. Discover three exceptional Impressionist exhibitions in Lille, Roubaix and Tourcoing, immersing you in a relaxing, immersive dimension.

Painting Nature Impressionist landscapes at the Musée d'Orsay

MUba de Tourcoing | March 16 to June 24

From March 16 to June 24, 2024, plunge into the fascinating world of Impressionist landscapes with 58 masterpieces from the national collections. Monet, Sisley, Renoir and many other Impressionist masters invite you to explore the evolution of the realistic landscape, their favorite motifs and the pure, atmospheric landscapes of the 1880s.

Don’t miss the moving epilogue featuring a masterpiece by Monet and a work by Eugène Leroy, questioning the posterity of the Giverny master in the 20th century. This exhibition, at the heart of cultural democratization, offers a captivating plunge into the Impressionist landscape, from its origins to its impact on twentieth-century art.

Further information on the MUba website.

Children of Impressionism Musée d'Orsay

La Piscine, Roubaix | February 17 to May 26

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Impressionist children at Musée La Piscine. In this anniversary year, the Musée d’Orsay is lending emblematic works from its collection, offering a rich dialogue with the works at La Piscine. For three months, let yourself be seduced by Camille Claudel’s Petite Châtelaine, accompanied by paintings by Degas, Renoir and Pissarro, as well as several sculptures by Degas, including the famous “Petite danseuse de quatorze ans”.

The scenography, created with the help of Tollens paints, offers a unique visual experience at the heart of the museum’s permanent tour. Visit this exhibition to witness this exceptional encounter between modernist childhood and Impressionist masterpieces. The confrontation of these iconoclastic visions of childhood promises an unforgettable experience.

Further information on the La Piscine website.

Inventing Impressionism

Palais des Beaux-Arts | March 26 to July 14

Lille’s Palais des Beaux-Arts invites you to a fascinating exploration with the exhibition “Inventing Impressionism.” From March 26 to July 14, discover four paintings by Claude Monet, including the famous “Impression, soleil levant,” which gave its name to the Impressionist movement. First exhibited in April 1874, this iconic canvas marks 150 years of Impressionism in 2024.

This captivating exhibition traces the emergence of Impressionism through Monet’s visionary eyes. A unique opportunity to delve into the history of this revolutionary and spellbinding artistic movement.

Further information on the Palais des Beaux-Arts website.