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Musée d’Orsay receives over 100 artworks from American couple

In 2016, Marlene and Spencer Hays, a collecting couple who had amassed an extensive trove of about 600 artworks, announced that after their passing, the entirety of their collection would be donated to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. In 2017, Spencer Hays passed away and recently, Marlene, now 82, announced that she has decided to […]

Musée d’Orsay renames masterpieces after black subjects

A new exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay shifts the spotlight on its exhibited modern art works from their original names, typically of a white subject, to the black models who have long remained anonymous in most canvases.  Titled “Black Models: From Géricault to Matisse,” the show includes Édouard Manet’s “Laure,” a nude formerly named “Olympia,” […]

Musée d’Orsay temporarily renames Manet’s ‘Olympia’

On Tuesday, Paris’ Musée d’Orsay opened ‘Black models: from Géricault to Matisse.’ Running through July 21st, the exhibition is in the second leg of its installation after debuting at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery last year under the title ‘Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today.’ The multi-disciplinary exhibition, as the […]

6 Must-see Shows in Paris during FIAC

With FIAC just around the corner (October 18-21), Paris will soon seem to be the art capital of the world, at least for the week. In anticipation of the entire art world congregating in the city for seven coinciding art fairs, plenty of local galleries, museums and institutions have organised incredible exhibitions that are certainly […]