AFMO Annual Gala: A Weekend in Paris

The American Friends Musée d’Orsay
Laurence des Cars
Présidente des musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie

invite you to

A Weekend in Paris

October 18-21, 2018


Thursday, October 18

Cocktail Reception

Prestigious Venue in collaboration with Michelin-Starred Chef Christopher Hache,
Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel


Friday, October 19


Musée de l’Orangerie, The Cruel Tales of Paula Rego, Private Tour with Cécile Debray, Director of the musée de l’Orangerie

Musée d’Orsay, Behind the Scenes of the Graphic Art and Photography Department, including Edward Steichen
and Alfred Stieglitz, with Curator Thomas Galifot
Musée du Louvre, Behind the Scenes of the Musée d’Orsay’s Drawings Collection, including Degas, Manet, and Millet,
with Curator Leïla Jarbouai

Durand-Ruel: The First Impressionist Art Dealer. Private Archives Visit with Art Historian Flavie Durand-Ruel

National Archives, Hôtel de Soubise, Private Visit including the Opening of the Iron Chest
containing France’s most Precious Documents


Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Private Visit and Lunch in the Salon d’Honneur


CHANEL, In the Footsteps of Gabrielle Chanel: Visit of her Private Apartment, 31 rue Cambon
Tea Time at LE RITZ PARIS with Lecture on Chanel by Justine Picardie, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar, UK

or Maison Lesage, Haute Couture Embroidery

or Maison Schiaparelli, Elsa’s Legacy, 21 Place Vendôme

or Joseph Achkar and Michel Charrière, Hôtel Particulier du Duc de Gesvres, 17th-century Home and Collection

or Max Blumberg and Eduardo Araujo, Neo-Classical Home and Collection

Private Viewing

Musée National Picasso-Paris,  Picasso. Masterpieces!, Private After-Hours Visit,
Welcome and Introduction by Laurent Le Bon, President of the Musée National Picasso-Paris


Saturday , October 20

Giacometti Institute, Artist’s Studio, Drawing Cabinet, and Special Exhibition

Le Grand Musée du Parfum, Private Experience at the First French Olfactory Collection

Musée Rodin, Home, Atelier, and Garden in Meudon

Guttklein Fine Art Gallery, Variations around White, Major works of Hantaï, Francis, Bishop, Tapies, and Rouan.
In presence of Artist François Rouan

Gala Evening
at the Musée d’Orsay

Private Visit of Picasso. Blue and Rose,
Reception, and Exceptional Dinner with Gabi Shafir,
Executive Chef of the Moroccan Royal Family and Member of L’Équipe de France de la Gastronomie et des Maîtres du Service

Cocktail Attire


Sunday, October 21

Le Bristol Paris, Exclusive Breakfast and Visit of the Hotel’s Art Collection

Jardin des Plantes, Garden Tour with Amy Kupec-Larue


FIAC, Art Asia, Louis Vuitton Foundation, and Grand Palais Tickets upon Request


Complete Weekend:  $6,000 / person
($4,500 tax deductible)

Gala Evening at the Musée d’Orsay:  $1,000 / person
($750 tax deductible)


RSVP by September 1, 2018

Limited Availability


Important reductions at Le Bristol Paris, Le Ritz Paris, Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel,
and Hôtel Lutetia
please click on the hotel of your choice

Please Join Us !


For information, please contact:
Paris Office: +33(1) 40-49-47-80 or
New York Office: 212-850-4307 or