- Exhibition at the Orangery Museum -
  • WE love : the opportunity to see painters rarely exhibited in France, major figures of German Expressionism
  • Age : for all, from 7 years free visit
  • Duration: until June 17, 2019
  • Location: Orangerie Museum (Paris 8th)

Nocturne free March 28th from 19h30

Franz-Macke exhibition at the Orangery

The Franz Marc / August Macke Exhibition - The Blue Rider Adventure: An Explosion of Colours

  • The exhibition presents two major figures of German Expressionism and the Der Blaue Reiter movement [The Blue Rider], Franz Marc (1880-1916) and August Macke (1887-1914).
  • Inspired by post-impressionists such as Cézanne and Van Gogh, and by Fauvism, Franz Marc and August Macke were able to create their own aesthetics with the Blaue Reiter movement.
  • Alongside Kandinsky, they manage to express their deep emotions through fascinating paintings, with bright colors.
  • Mobilized in August 1914, they both died at the front

The adventure of the Blue Rider, the exhibition adapted to children

This exhibition is perfectly adapted to children from 7 years old (open to the public) and from 5 years with the visit-workshop. It is an opportunity for them to discover Expressionism. German. The very colourful works of the two artists (Franz Mark and August Macke) are very accessible to the young audience. The performances are not realistic, the horse is blue, the sheep are green... It's an intriguing universe that will appeal to the younger ones. The Orangery Museum offers especially for children :

THE VISIT - WORKSHOP: Horsemen of Expressionism
Family visit of the exhibition with a guide who is available to children, then in the workshop, parents and children use drawing and painting to ride through shapes and forms and colours, between figuration and abstraction.

  • for children from 5 to 12 years old
  • Duration: 2h
  • Price: 8 € the workshop
  • At 15h on the following dates:
    • Wednesday, March 13
    • Wednesday, March 27
    • Saturday, March 30
    • Sunday April 7th
    • Saturday, April 13
    • Wednesday April 17th
    • Wednesday, April 24
    • Thursday, April 25
    • Saturday, May 11
    • Wednesday 22 May
    • Sunday, May 26
    • Saturday, June 1
    • Wednesday, June 12

Practical information

View schedule details
  • from 9h to 18h every day except Tuesday
  • Closed Tuesdays, May 1st, the morning of July 14th and December 25th

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Take advantage of the spring promotion 😄
adult ticket at 13€ instead of 16€
child ticket at 5.80€ instead of 7€