Exhibiion from 21 September 2019 to 13 January 2020
The Yokohama Museum of Art celebrating thirty years in 2019 with the exceptional presence of around seventy masterpieces from the Walter-Guillaume collection of the Musée de l'Orangerie. The exhibition presents a chronological and thematic overview of the works of the artists in the Musée de l'Orangerie collection, from Renoir to Cézanne, Matisse to Picasso, Laurencin to Derain, the Douanier Rousseau to Soutine, and provides context so that Japanese visitors can discover the personality of the gallery owner and collector Paul Guillaume, as well as his close links to the artistic circles of his time. Documents, photographs and Guillaume Apollinaire, the major exhibitions in his gallery, his close links with artists such as Derain and Modigliani, and his dealings with the American collector Barnes. As this year we are celebrating 160 years since the first Franco-Japanese treaty, this exhibition highlights the still lively and renewed interest of the Japanese public for French culture.
Cécile Girardeau, curator at the Musée de l'Orangerie
Hideko Numata, chief curator at the Yokohama Museum of Art