Heures italiennes: la peinture de la Renaissance italienne conservée en Picardie

March 24 – July 2, 2017

The Domaine de Chantilly is proud partake in an unprecedented cooperation between several museums aimed at emphasizing the superb collections in the Picardy region located just north of Paris. Picardy is home to 500 major works of Italian art from the 14th to 18th centuries. However, due to their dispersion amongst various museums and historic sites, these superior ensembles have been overlooked and understudied. In order to fully recognize their pivotal role in Italian art, the Domaine de Chantilly instigated a partnership with more than a dozen institutions in the region to organize a four-part exhibition in four venues, with each show focusing on a specific period:

  • 14th-15th centuries: Musée de Picardie, Amiens
  • 16th century: Domaine de Chantilly
  • 17th century: Musée de l’Oise, Beauvais
  • 18th century: Palais de Compiègne

The Domaine de Chantilly hosts the second leg of this collaborative initiative, focusing on the Italian Renaissance. Chantilly is an especially fitting venue as this era is particularly well represented in its permanent collection.

FODC would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Jon Landau for their support of this exhibition.


Bellini, Michel-Ange, Le Parmesan. L’épanouissement du dessin à la Renaissance

March 24 – August 20, 2017

This spring, the Domaine de Chantilly presents forty-five beautiful drawings from 16th-century Italy, selected from the core of the Duke’s bequest. This exhibition showcases outstanding creations by talented artists from northern and central Italy including Giovanni Bellini, Domenico Campagnola, Tintoretto, Parmigianino, Fra Bartolommeo, and Michelangelo. It features a range of genres in which these masters excelled, from portraits and landscapes to religious and mythological scenes. This show complements the “Italian Hours” painting exhibition, which will be taking place simultaneously.

This is the inaugural exhibition in the new Gallery of Prints and Drawings, which opened in March 2017. FODC would like to thank our donors for their generous support of the new Gallery and its first exhibition: Sotheby’s, M. et Mme Ludovic de Montille, M. Daniel Thierry, M. et Mme Hervé Aaron, M. et Mme Joshua Berman, Mme Ariane Dandois, M. et Mme Bernard Lanvin, and M. et Mme Rijnhard van Tets.



Le Massacre des Innocents de Nicolas Poussin. Poussin Picasso Bacon

September 11, 2017 – January 7, 2018

This fall, the Domaine de Chantilly will stage an unprecedented exhibition curated by Nicole Garnier (Chief Curator, Musée Condé), Pierre Rosenberg (Honorary President and Director, Louvre Museum), and Laurent Le Bon (Director, Picasso Museum, Paris). Poussin’s Massacre of the Innocents – a masterpiece in Chantilly’s permanent collection – will be the foundation for the show and provide a lens through which visitors can examine the painting’s effect on the artist’s legacy and its lasting impact since its execution through present day. In honor of this occasion, the painting underwent a ten-month restoration and will be mounted alongside pieces from Chantilly’s own holding and prestigious loans ranging from the 17th through the 21st centuries, including works by both Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon.

FODC would like to thank Dr. Susan E. Kendall in honor of Mrs. Dona S. Kendall, Mr. Robert de Rothschild, and Mr. and Mrs. William Rayner for their generous support of Le Massacre des Innocents de Nicolas Poussin. Poussin Picasso Bacon.


Drawings by Nicolas Poussin

September 11, 2017 – January 7, 2018

The Domaine de Chantilly is home to an outstanding collection of over 30 drawings by Nicolas Poussin, which will be mounted in the new Gallery of Prints and Drawings at the same time as Le Massacre des Innocents de Nicolas Poussin. Poussin Picasso Bacon paintings exhibition.


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