Ready for a poetic journey ? The exhibition, From Monet to Soulages will allow you to retrace the major artistic revolutions in French painting through some of the finest works from the Museum’s collection. 

The exhibition displays several works of the Grand Masters such as Claude Monet, Gustave Courbet, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso or Pierre Soulages. From the realism period to the most contemporary art, the journey takes us through impressionism, symbolism, cubism, surrealism and the abstract movements, illustrating the key turning points in art of the last two centuries.

This travelling exhibition returned from China where it was seen by more than a million Chinese visitors ! It was presented at the Museum of Modern Art of the University of Tsinghua (Beijing) from May to August 2017. It was then hosted by the Chengdu Municipal Museum from September to December 2017 and at the Wuhan Art Museum from December to April 2018.


Martine Dancer-Mourès
Chief Heritage Curator
Deputy to the Director, in charge of the 30th anniversary programme of the MAMC+  

Exhibited artists

Jean Altan, Victor Brauner, Marcelle Cahn, Gustave Courbet, Maurice Denis, César Doméla, Albert Dubois-pillet, Jean Dubuffet, Alexandra Exter, Hans Hartung, Jean Hélion, Auguste Herbin, Charles Émilie Jacque, Alberto Magnelli, Louis Marcoussis, André Masson, Henri Matisse, Charles Maurin, Michel Georges, Claude Monet, Alphonse Osbert, Amédée Ozenfant, Pablo Picasso, François-Auguste Ravier, Alexandre Séon, Pierre Soulages, Yves Tanguy, Joaquín Torres-García, Gabriel Tyr, James Mac Neil Whistler.

"The motif is something secondary, what I want to reproduce is what lies between the motif and me”.
Claude Monet


A chinese journey: Beijing, Chengdu, Wuhan

1 million chinese visitors

20,400 km traveled by the works

master pieces