Pleasure and Order: Musée d’Orsay at the MUNAL

Pleasure and Order. Orsay at the MUNAL, a collection of 65 pieces from the Musee d’Orsay is being exhibited at the National Art Museum of Mexico (MUNAL) until January 20, 2013.

The exhibition, “Pleasure and Order:  Orsay at the MUNAL” is the result of five years of cultural collaboration between the National Museum of Art of Mexico (MUNAL) and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.  It is a collection of 65 pieces by great artists such as Manet, Monet, Cezanne, Gauguin, Renoir, Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, among others.

The MUNAL invites the public to become involved with the theme of the exhibition, participating in alternative activities:

workshops, guided tours, and the Free Film Series entitled, Mexico, fin de siglo: Paris, fin de siècle, with films and documentaries and on Georges Méliès, the Lumière brothers, Salvador Toscano, Gauguin, Baudelaire, Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Claudel, among others.

At the end of the tour, the public will have access to costumes inspired by the 19th century and made ​​specifically for the exhibition. So you can take pictures evoking the Belle Epoque and upload them to social networks.

The Artists in Pleasure and Order:  

Paintings and sculptures by Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Jean-François Millet, Alexandre Falguière, Henri Edmond Cross, Alfred Stevens, Marie Bashkirtseff, Jacques Ignace Hittorff.
Photographers: Felix Nadar, L. Mercier.

Placer and Order: two seemingly contradictory concepts: 

Divided into two themes: Paris, Modern City, and The New Bourgeois Taste, the show Pleasure and Order takes us back to the time of the establishment of the republican democracy in France, as well as the strengthening of the bourgeois culture in the second half of the 19th century and early 20th.

In this show order and pleasure are not contradictory notions but are two forces woven into social life that were necessary in the emergence of the modern spirit.

The 65 pieces on display deal with the following topics:

The social revolution, condition of the emergence of a new order
Being an artist, a social choice.
Work, art and power.
Family and domestic order.
Women of all pleasures.
The male body. Its mythologies.
The colonial condition: the appropriations of the exotic.
Visions of utopia: a society of order and pleasure.

Alternative activities:

 Guided tours:

Scenes of an Impressive Paris – 10:30a.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
15 people maximum occupancy. Reservations required.

Modernity in art. Selection of works from the Museum d’Orsay 
12:00 and 2:00p.m. Tuesday to Sunday no reservations required.
Minimum group size: 10 people. Visits at other times: by appointment.

Workshop: Transforming your image

Small oil painting workshop, led by art students: Trace your silhouette and transform it into a pointillist work, divisive, through different exercises of interpretation.

For groups of 7 years old and older. Suggested Donation: $ 20 pesos.
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. no reservations required. Location: Art Space in Progress.


Look to detail – Silvio Contri Room

Your image at MUNAL, Walk the museum dressed as in the 19th century, take a photo and share it on social networks. Location: Félix Nadar Studio at the end of the show.

Film Series:

Mexico, fin de siglo: Paris, fin de siècle

Every Sunday from October 2012 to January 2013, at 4:00p.m.
Adolfo Best Maugard Auditorium.  Free admission.

Tribute to the men who made possible the development of cinematography: the Lumière Brothers, inventors of the movie projector, the French magician and filmmaker Georges Méliès, and the Mexican director and producer Salvador Toscano.

Starting in December film adaptations of the life and art of painters of the Belle Epoque, such as Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec, and damned poet Charles Baudelaire will be shown.

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Salvador Toscano and The Lumière: Influences and dissidence
Short selection of the filming of these pioneers of cinematic history.

Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Early Years of Cinema: Parisian heritage
Influential films of the Lumière brothers in different corners of the world.
Various directors / many countries / 1902-1910 / 50 min.

The worlds of Méliès – Sunday, November 25, 2012
Shows of the great French films of the early twentieth century
Georges Méliès / France / 1902-1910 / 60 min.

Salvador Toscano, Memoirs of a Mexican
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Documentary about the life of a Mexican family during the 1st decade of the twentieth century

Moulin Rouge – Sunday, December 9, 2012
Based on the pictorial and bohemian work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Camille Claudel – Sunday, December 16, 2012
The life of the sculptor and her relationship with Auguste Rodin
Bruno Nuytten / France / 1987/175 min.

Paradise Found – Sunday, December 23, 2012
Film based on the life of Paul Gauguin and his trip to Polynesia
Mario Andreacchio / UK-France-Germany / 2003/93 min.

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams – Sunday, December 30, 2012
Range of landscapes of the Japanese director with a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh. 1990/119 min.

House of Tolerance – Sunday, January 6, 2012
Life in a Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century.
Bertrand Bonello / 2011/122 min.

The Flowers of Evil – Sunday, January 13, 2012
Film based on the last stage of Charles Baudelaire, the evil poet.
Jean Pierre Rawson / France / 1991/85 min.

Séraphine – Sunday, January 20, 2013
Life of Séraphine Louis, French painter of naive style.
Martin Provost / France-Belgium / 2008/125 min.

National Museum of Art of Mexico (MUNAL)