Musée du Luxembourg | Exhibition

Women painters, 1780-1830.

from 03 March 2021 to 04 July 2021

19 rue de Vaugirard - 75006 Paris

Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 6e Arrondissement


The time of the French Revolution shook up practices in the art world and made way for women artists.  Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Marguerite Gérard, Marie-Guillemine Benoist and Constance Mayer were among the women artists celebrated during that time. The Musée du Luxembourg devotes an exhibition to them and their contemporaries. The show runs from 3 March to 4 July 2021, bringing together nearly 80 works that show the conditions of the practice of art for women painters of the period.


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Musée du Luxembourg

The Musée du Luxembourg was the first French museum opened to the public, in 1750. It now hosts two exhibitions a year. These are organized by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux and the Grand Palais. The key topics are the Renaissance in Europe, the relationship between art and power, as well as the role of Paris as the capital of the arts. Close to the Palais du Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Gardens, the Museum, owned by the Senate, enjoys an exceptional setting in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Its spaces have been completely redesigned by architect Shigeru Ban to accommodate the Angelina restaurant/tea room and educational workshops of the Museum.

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Musée du Luxembourg

19 rue de Vaugirard
75006 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 13 62 00

  • Subway - Saint-Sulpice
  • RER - Luxembourg
  • SNCF - Gare du Nord
  • Bus - 58, 84, 89
  • Velib', stations n°6009, 6030, 6017.

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof

Accessibility information

Physical disability:
- Specific group visits can be arranged on request
- To use the accessible secondary entrance, please speak to a member of the security team who can guide you to the accessible lift found to the right of the stairs that leads to the main entrance; the lift can take you to the exhibition space and the toilets
- Shallow 20 cm-long slope at the exit of the shop
- Shallow slope in front of the Angeline tea room in the museum courtyard
- Places to sit down in the welcome area and the last exhibition room
- Cloakroom is accessible but managed by museum staff
- 2 wheelchairs available for visitors: please reserve 48 hours in advance by calling +33 (0)1 40 13 62 00 or emailing
- 1 parking space just in front of the museum entrance and 4 disabled parking spaces at 23 Rue de Vaugirard (150 m from the museum, 2-minute walk)

Hearing impairment:
- Specific group visits can be arranged on request (French Sign Language)
- Booklets about the exhibitions available in different languages
- Audioguides with magnetic induction loop
- Museum staff speak French Sign Language

Visual impairment:
- While audioguides provide some elements of description and guidance, it recommended that blind and partially-sighted visitors be accompanied
- Specific group visits can be arranged on request (tactile, audiodescription)
- Documents in braille, large font or relief according to exhibitions

Mental disability:
- Simplified versions of documents (illustrations, photos, drawings)
- Adapted signposting
- Specific group visits can be arranged on request
- Booking for basic group visits at

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