More than $20 million donated to Musée d'Orsay: significant expansion of space planned


The Musée d'Orsay has received a donation of about $22 million. The Orsay Grand Ouvert project is planned.

The Musée d’Orsay, a famous Parisian museum known worldwide for its Impressionism and Post-Impressionism collections, has announced that it will expand its spaces thanks to a donation of about $22 million received from an anonymous American through the American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay.

Orsay Grand Ouvert, as the project has been named, will include about 1,200 square meters of administrative offices converted into new galleries and a new center for education and research. The project is expected to be completed by 2026.

In addition to showcasing the large collection of paintings by the two American collectors, Marlene and Spencer Hays, acquired by the Musée d’Orsay in 2016, which includes more than 600 masterpieces from the period between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the project aims to offer visitors a comprehensive experience in the gallery spaces, including educational resources designed to enrich their understanding of the collections.

“This donation allows us to go beyond the issue of displaying the collection. Visitors do not expect in a museum only the display of artworks, but a complete and modern experience,” said Laurence des Cars, president of the Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie.

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More than $20 million donated to Musée d'Orsay: significant expansion of space planned
More than $20 million donated to Musée d'Orsay: significant expansion of space planned


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