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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Musée du Luxembourg is a museum in Paris, France. Situated near the Palais du Luxembourg, it once housed paintings and sculpture from the nineteenth century. Much of this collection was moved to the Musée d'Orsay at its opening in 1986. However, it now features temporary exhibitions according to a program dictated by the French Ministry of Culture and the Senate.


  • In 1861, James Tissot showed The Meeting of Faust and Marguerite, which was purchased by the state for the Luxembourg Gallery.
  • The illustrator André Gill (1840-1885) was named curator of the Musée du Luxembourg on May 15, 1871, in which capacity he reassembled the scattered collections of art and reestablished the museum of sculpture. He had scarcely begun his work when it was interrupted by the upheaval associated with the Paris Commune.

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