Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) et DeWitt Clinton Boutelle (1820-1884), Cotopaxi, Ecuador, 1862, Etats-Unis, Reading, PA, Reading Public Museum, © Reading Public Museum

Patron Pass Tour “The Origins of the World. The Invention of Nature in the 19th Century”

Jul 5, 2021

In the second half of the 19th century, Charles Darwin and his followers questioned the origins of man, his place in nature, his ties with animals, and his own animality. Scientific upheavals stimulated heated public debate and deeply influenced turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau and Symbolist movements. The Musée d’Orsay devotes this compelling exhibition – at the crossroads of science and art – to the world’s origins and the invention of nature in Darwin’s century, focusing on the impact of scientific breakthroughs on the collective imaginary world.

Please Join us for an Exclusive Private Tour
with Laurence des Cars, President of the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie

Musée d’Orsay, Monday, July 5, 2021 at 10 a.m.

AFMO Members only
Strictly limited number of guests