Paris, Musée de la Vie Romantique


To celebrate the bicentenary of the revered Polish composer’s birth, the Musée de la Vie Romantique pays homage to the talent of Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849). The exhibition is fittingly housed, for the museum was the former private residence of painter Ary Scheffer where Chopin himself would frequent as a guest, among other artistic and intellectual figures of the time.

The exhibition particularly highlights the political and aesthetic climate in which Chopin worked, and his Paris years between 1831 and 1849. It regroups 90 paintings, sculptures and designs by Chassériau, Clésinger, Corot, Courbet and Delacroix including major loans from France’s most important museums and the Met in New York.


March 2nd through July 11, 2010
Hôtel Scheffer-Renan
16, rue Chaptal
75009 Paris
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