4.2_Current Projects

Current Projects

Major Exhibition:
Le Massacre des Innocents de Nicolas Poussin. Poussin Picasso Bacon

September 11, 2017 – January 7, 2018

“Le Massacre des Innocents de Nicolas Poussin. Poussin Picasso Bacon” is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between eminent specialists, including Pierre Rosenberg (former President-Director of the Louvre), Laurent Le Bon (Director of the Picasso Museum in Paris), and Chantilly’s own Nicole Garnier. In addition to the recently restored centerpiece and other works from Chantilly’s collection, the exhibition will feature some exceptional loans, such as Guido Reni’s painting of the same subject (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna), Picasso’s The Charnel House (Museum of Modern Art, New York), and Bacon’s Head II (Ulster Museum, Belfast).

The Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly is thrilled to contribute towards this important exhibitions and would like to thank the donors who have already supported this project:

  • Dr. Susan E. Kendall in honor of Mrs. Dona S. Kendall
  • Mr. Robert de Rothschild
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Rayner

A concurrent exhibition of more than 30 outstanding drawings by Nicolas Poussin will be presented in the new Gallery of Prints and Drawings. “Dessins de Nicolas Poussin” (“Drawings by Nicolas Poussin”) will represent different periods, subjects, and techniques from throughout his career and draws solely from Chantilly’s own impressive holding.

To make a gift, please visit this page or contact us.


Restoration of the Duke and Duchess d’Aumale’s Private Suites

2016 – 2018

In 1845-46, Victor Dubois and Eugène Lami created a beautiful suite of rooms for the Duke and Duchess d’Aumale’s private use. Located on the ground floor of the 16th-century Petit Château, they are one of the few authentic examples of French decorative arts under the reign of Louis-Philippe.

The Duchess’ private apartments include her bedroom and adjoining powder room, the Salon de Guise, and the Salon Violet. The Duke’s suite comprised a bedroom, the Salon de Condé, and a study.

A complete renovation program was launched in early 2016 to restore these rare furnishings to their original beauty. To support this project, please visit this page or contact us.