HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
Visionary graffiti artist SEN-1 tells us a major theme of Hip Hop and the street art scene is that if somebody copies or tags over you, you have to “up your game” to stand apart. A similar process happened on a much larger scale in the 20th century between PARIS + NEW YORK. In France, artists like Picasso & Matisse revolutionized art as we knew it, quickly displacing the old guard. In postwar New York, the upstart artists of the downtown arts scene, in turn, replaced their European forebears.
It’s a process that builds up, year after year—exactly the way a wall becomes covered in graffiti.
AN URBAN CONVERSATION: PARIS + NEW YORK is a celebration of the artists, past & present, who are galvanizing cultural dialogues, challenging the standards of aesthetics, and pushing the possibilities of artistic expression.
NOVEMBER + DECEMBER 2020
SEPTEMBER + OCTOBER 2020
KATHY BUIST • MARY CASSATT • ELIZABETH DACOSTA AHERN • LORI COZEN-GELLER • HELEN FRANKENTHALER • SKY HOYT • EMILY MASON • TOLLA • NATASHA ZUPAN & MORE
GALERIE D'ORSAY: CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS & COUNTING!
MAY – AUGUST 2020
SPANISH MASTERS: DALI, MIRO, & PICASSO
FEBRUARY – MARCH 2020
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2019
VISION & VOICE
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2019
JUNE – JULY 2019
HENRI MATISSE - JAZZ
CELEBRATING A LIFETIME OF ART
APRIL - MAY 2019
MARC CHAGALL & MORE
DALI, LICHTENSTEIN, RAUSCHENBERG & MORE
DECEMBER 2018 – JANUARY 2019
Celebrate the Holidays with Galerie d’Orsay :: Warhol would have never been Warhol without Dali. Join us as we explore the evolution of Pop Art, from Dali’s enigmatic etchings to the wide appeal of Warhol’s brilliantly colored silkscreens. Modern artists, such as Sultan and Hirst, continue to innovate and expand Pop as we know it! Exhibition includes Dali, Dine, Francis, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Katz, Sultan, Hirst and more.
SAMIR SAMMOUN / STROKE OF GENIUS
CELEBRATING FIVE-GENERATIONS OF THE CAMILLE PISSARRO FAMILY COLLECTION
As Boston prepares for the most spirited rowing event of the year, The Head of the Charles, Galerie d’Orsay is thrilled to premiere a collection of original paintings by internationally celebrated artist, Samir Sammoun, capturing the regatta alongside the picturesque Charles River.
Complementing our Stroke of Genius Exhibition are highlights from the legendary Pissarro Family Collection. Meet artist Lyora Pissarro, great-great-granddaughter to the Father of Impressionism-Camille Pissarro, and consider paintings spanning five generations from this prominent Pissarro family. Join us in celebrating the Impressionist Landscape this September, and experience one of the finest painters continuing in the Impressionist tradition in company with the birth of Impressionist landscapes. With both artists Samir Sammoun and Lyora Pissarro present on September 29th, you’ll want to RSVP early!
With excitement, Galerie d’Orsay is proud to present a duo exhibition featuring two outstanding contemporary female artists, Kathy Buist and Natasha Zupan. Drawing on inspiration from the past with an eye towards the future – Kathy through the poetry of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau and Natasha honoring the old world masters and renaissance hues – we are delighted to share their newest collections this June.
APRIL – MAY 2018
Bruno Zupan has spent his life in pursuit of light. From the golden warmth of a Venetian sunset to the sparkling city lights of Boston, he captures the varied, yet simple manifestations of its beauty. Bruno’s works have been honored in museums worldwide, including The Museo de Mallorca, the Columbus Museum of Art, GA and our own Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in association with Art in Bloom. Along with prestigious private collections, including the Vanderbilts, Rockefeller and Rothschild families, his exquisite paintings are a joy to experience.
PICASSO, CHAGALL, MATISSE & MORE
JANUARY – APRIL 2018
Our winter exhibition celebrates our fascination with storytelling and the tomes from which they come. Discover Pablo Picasso’s wife Jacqueline enveloping herself in a tale, Tolla Inbar’s sculpture Accumulating Knowledge, and the Modern Masters’ fascination with the illustrated folio. This show features the greatest stories in history told visually, including Rembrandt’s Bible studies, Salvador Dali’s Mythology Suite, Marc Chagall’s rapturing love story of Daphnis & Chloe, and several works from what art historians call the ultimate ‘art livre’ — Henri Matisse’s famed Jazz Suite! This February join us and revel in these stories, and our love of books, through the eyes of the most influential artists of all time.
SAMMOUN & TORRES
NOVEMBER 2017 – JANUARY 2018
Painter Samir Sammoun has drawn inspiration from generations past in his depictions of sweeping wheat fields backdropped by the brilliant blue Mediterranean Sea, and of lush olive groves owned and harvested by his family for thousands of years. Renowned sculptor Gustavo Torres also explores his own heritage through the natural forms and colors of ancient civilizations of the Americas. His newest collection is particularly inspired by a recent trip to Mesa Verde.
ALEXANDER CALDER, JOAN MIRO & MORE
SEPTEMBER 2017 – NOVEMBER 2017
Alexander Calder first met Joan Miró when he arranged a studio visit in Paris with the Catalan genius in 1928. Although their personalities and backgrounds ranged wildly--one an American of great size and presence, the other more petite and taciturn--the two shared an uncommon kinship over the following fifty years. While living an ocean apart, they each discovered very similar and entirely unprecedented artistic visions. These two great artists continue to influence future generations. We are also delighted to present Richard Roblin and Sen-1, two significant and highly celebrated painters continuing to challenge the way we experience life and art today.
AHERN, BUIST, CASSATT, GOVE, FRANKENTHALER, & MORE
MAY 2017 – JULY 2017
The only American artist to exhibit with the French Impressionists, Mary Cassatt‘s signature works were intimate portrayals depicting Mother & Child in everyday moments. At a time when women were limited to the household, Cassatt forged a trail for independent women artists to pursue their own artistic careers. Exhibition will include the artistic voices of Kathy Buist, Mary Cassatt, Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern, Helen Frankenthaler, Carol Gove, Natasha Zupan, and will introduce new contemporary artist to our collection, Angela Sommerhoff. Galerie d‘Orsay is proud to honor the immense contributions of women the arts while supporting the generous local charity, She Gives, throughout our summer exhibition
BRUNO ZUPAN & NATASHA ZUPAN
MARCH 2017 – MAY 2017
An impressionist at heart, Bruno Zupan's exquisite city scenes and sweeping European vistas continue to captivate art lovers worldwide. His vibrant color palette enhances our memory of place, while his invigorating brushstrokes and unique spatter techniques modernize the impressionist tradition. His daughter, Natasha, presents a new collection juxtaposing traditional representation with contemporary influences. Through the manipulation of texture, color, light, and the interweaving of time, Natasha's newest works capture the evolution of past, present, and future.
ALBERS, CHAGALL, CASSATT, FRANKENTHALER, REMBRANDT & MORE
FEBRUARY 2017 – MARCH 2017
Throughout history, major artists immortalized singular moments in time through the dynamic medium of printmaking. Rembrandt created chiaroscuro to capture human emotion through etching. Miro sculpted with carborundum. Picasso discovered that by working from the boldest forms down to the finest, he could print successive colors in linoleum from the same block. Pure Genius! Join Galerie d’Orsay as we kick off our 2017 exhibition series celebrating The Art of the Print as we toast the masters who defined the medium.
NOVEMBER 2017 – FEBRUARY 2017
From the lush, lavender fields of Provence to rich, autumnal landscapes and quaint, Boston brownstones, Sammoun’s brilliance in capturing the ever-changing seasons is on full display in his newest collection. Sammoun is a world-renowned Post-Impressionist painter, as shown in the Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Québec and "Give the Arts a Chance," at the MFA, Boston.
COLLECTION INSPIRED BY OUR NAMESAKE
SEPTEMBER 2016 – NOVEMBER 2016
Highlighting the world's most renowned Impressionists, Post-Impressionists and Modern artists, the gallery is delighted to bring the City of Light during it's brightest time to Boston.