Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris | Exhibition

The art of pastel from Degas to Redon Member

from 15 September 2017 to 08 April 2018

Avenue Winston Churchill - 75008 Paris

Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement


The pastel technique was used by the impressionists including Berthe Morisot and Auguste Renoir and the symbolist Odilon Redon, along with society painters such as James Tissot, and saw an important resurgence in the nineteenth century. In this exhibition, the Petit Palais presents nearly 150 pastel paintings representing the main artistic currents. It’s a rare event, since pastel works are particularly sensitive to light and can only occasionally be displayed in such large numbers. An opportunity not to be missed!


All public

Prices and times

8 - 10 €

Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris

The Petit Palais is an architectural gem dating back to 1900, situated on the avenue des Champs-Elysées. The building, which like the Grand Palais opposite it, was built for the Universal Exposition and houses the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris. The 1,300 works in the museum (sculptures, paintings, tapestries, art objects, icons) offer a large artistic panorama. Ancient and Medieval collections are displayed alongside works from the French and Italian Renaissance and Flemish and Dutch paintings. Visitors can discover a collection of paintings from major French artists of the 19th century: Delacroix, Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Courbet, etc. A small inner outdoor garden, which you can stroll around, adds to the charm of the establishment.

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Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris

Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 43 40 00

  • Subway - Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau
  • RER - Invalides
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