For their new exhibition Delacroix et Eugène – the man behind the artist, the Delacroix Museum (close to our hotels) has worked with ten students from the École du Louvre to devise and put in place a temporary presentation of works from its collections…
The students worked closely with the museum staff for four months, and the result is a fresh presentation in all of the museum’s rooms, which begs the question “Which Eugène is hiding behind Delacroix ?”
Visitors will be taken on a fun journey which explores the private world of the artist – aided by the writings from his diary – and shows lesser-known sides to this ‘misanthropic socialite”.
Amongst the works on show are some of Delacroix’s preparatory drawings never seen before by the public as they are part of a recent acquisition by the museum, and for the opening day of the exhibition the students behind it will be present to explain its creation and give a special guided visit (in French) called Discovering a shared adventure.
The students will also lead more classic guided visits at the weekend (details here), there’s a multi-sensorial visit on offer (not sure what it is exactly), and for International Women’s Day the curators will introduce you to some of the remarkable women in Eugène Delacroix’s life.
There are also seom Delacroix ‘before’ events on some Thursday evenings (such as “A convivial evening with Eugène Delacroix” on 2nd May), the museum is taking part in the Printemps de poètes poetry event and Paris Music Festival, bot in March, there’s a (free!) musical visit on 13th April at 3pm, workshops for kids…
A lot going on then! Click here for the full programme (in French, sorry).