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Exhibition - The Golden Age of English Painting

Gainsborough, Reynolds, & Turner

Until 02/16/2020


This exhibition showcasing masterpieces from the Tate Britain highlights an important period in the …

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This exhibition showcasing masterpieces from the Tate Britain highlights an important period in the history of English painting from the 1760s to around 1820. It attempts to create a panorama to display all the originality and diversity of these works. It leads the visitor from the foundation of the Royal Academy with artists like Reynolds and Gainsborough to the turning point in the early 19th century, notably with Turner. The public can rediscover the great classics of British art which are only rarely presented in France.

Curation: Martin Myrone, chief curator at the Tate, and Cécile Maisonneuve, art history doctorate, Rmn-GP, associate commissioner for presenting the exhibition in Paris

 Staging: Jean-Paul Camargo - SALUCES

This exhibition is organised by the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais (Rmn-GP) in partnership with the Tate.


Useful information

Getting there

By public transport:

• RER: line B; station: Luxembourg (Jardin du Luxembourg exit)
• Métro: line 4, station: Saint Sulpice; line 10, station: Mabillon
• Bus: lines 58, 84, 89, station: Luxembourg; lines 63, 70, 87, 86, & 93, station: Saint Sulpice

By car:

• Marché Saint-Germain car park: access via Rue Lobineau, Paris 6th arr.
• Place Saint Sulpice car park, Paris 6th arr.

• Stations no. 6009, 6030, & 6017

Opening days and times

  • Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:30 to 7:00 

  • Open Mondays from 10:30 to 10:00

  • Open every day of the week

  • Museum closed 1st May

  • Last entry 45 minutes before closing

  • Galleries start to close 15 minutes before the museum closes

Tickets and prices

  • Premium priority ticket with no time or date requirements for individuals only.

  • Ticket valid from 11 September 2019 to 16 February 2020

  • Ticket cannot be returned or exchanged.

  •  Free for people under 16 years old and recipients of the following benefits: Earned Income Supplement (RSA), Specific Solidarity Allowance (ASS), Solidarity Allowance for the Elderly (ASPA); disabled persons and disabled veterans.


  • Following the reinforcement of security measures as part of the Vigipirate plan and in order to ensure the safety of our visitors, only one bag per person (with a maximum size of 42x30x20 cm) will be allowed inside the Musée du Luxembourg. All other bags, shopping bags, gift bags, luggage and bulky items are prohibited, including in the cloakroom. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Animals are prohibited.

  • Pushchairs are not permitted inside the Museum but may be left in the cloakroom. Baby carriers may be borrowed from the Museum.



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