The Marmottan Museum, which became the Marmottan Monet Museum in the 1990s, is a fine arts museum located in Paris (France).

It presents a collection of art objects and paintings from the First Empire, as well as works by impressionist painters including the largest collection in the world of works by Claude Monet.

The museum is located in the 16th arrondissement near the Ranelagh garden.

The site is served by line (M) (9) at La Muette metro station, as well as by RATP bus lines 32 and 70. The avenue Henri-Martin and Boulainvilliers stations on line C are also located nearby.

Collection

Though originally a showcase for pieces from the First Empire, the nature of the museum’s collection began to change with two major donations. In 1957, Victorine Donop de Monchy gave the museum an important collection of Impressionist works that had belonged to her father, Doctor Georges de Bellio, physician to Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Sisley and Renoir, and an early supporter of the Impressionist movement. In 1966, Claude Monet’s second son, Michel Monet, left the museum his own collection of his father’s work, thus creating the world’s largest collection of Monet paintings. In 1985, Nelly Duhem, adopted daughter of the painter Henri Duhem, donated his large collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works (which included several Monets) to the museum.

Since 1975 the museum has organized two exhibitions annually dedicated to an individual or collections, including Toulouse-Lautrec in 1976, Boilly in 1984, Daumier in 1989, Goya in 1990, Boldini in 1991 and Pissarro in 2017. The museum’s paintings from late in the career Claude Monet were exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 1995. The works later traveled to the Walters Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Art and Portland Museum of Art in 1998–1999.

The museum also contains works by Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and others. It also houses the Wildenstein Collection of illuminated manuscripts and the Jules and Paul Marmottan collection of Napoleonic era art and furniture.

Address: 2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris, France.

Hours:

Friday 10 AM–6 PM
Saturday 10 AM–6 PM
Sunday 10 AM–6 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 AM–6 PM
Wednesday 10 AM–6 PM
Thursday 10 AM–9 PM.

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