The Musée de l’Orangerie is located in the heart of Paris in the Tuileries gardens. It was renovated in 2006 and now holds two highly prestigious collections; the first of these collections being Les Nymphéas (Water Lilies), this creation is both intimate and monumental.
Les Nymphéas are the expression and result of Claude Monet’s artistic thought and the painting is displayed across two oval rooms, with the aim of creating endless reflection for visitors.
The second of these collections is the Walter-Guillaume collection; this collection is unique and illustrates art in the first few decades of the 20th century. The collection was the intellectual project of art dealer Paul Guillaume and his wife Domenica, Paul Guillaume died in 1934 without accomplishing his dream of opening a modern art museum. His wife completed the dream for him, and now the collection focuses on works that are representative of modern classicism and impressionism. It was then given to the State in 1960.
The Musée de l’Orangerie offers an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in some of the masterpieces of modern art from Monet to Renoir to Picasso.