Congratulations, Musee d’Orsay!October 28, 2016
The Musee d’Orsay, a national museum in Paris dedicated to showing the great diversity of artistic creation in the western world between 1848 and 1914, has received a donation from two American art collectors.
Marlene and Spencer Hays, a couple both 80 years old, are passionate about French culture and over several decades, built a collection of 600 masterworks from the 19th and early 20th century. The collection is the largest to France since World War II and includes works by Édouard Vuillard, Bonnard, Ranson and Roussel, Fantin-Latour, Tissot, Caillebotte, Berthe Morisot and Eva Gonzalès. It will be transferred to France upon the couple’s deaths, where the museum will display it in a dedicated space.
Sylvie Michel, Business Development Manager - Paris, said: "For me, Musée d’Orsay is one of the most beautiful museums and knowing that its collection will increase with so many great artists, will allow it to keep on being considered one of the best place to visit Paris."
Congratulations, Musee d’Orsay!