Exhibitions

 

La Joconde nue  (The Nude Mona Lisa)
June 1 – October 6, 2019

When the Duke d’Aumale acquired the mysterious “Nude Mona Lisa” in 1862, it was attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. Since then, experts have debated the drawing’s authorship including the role that the master himself played in its creation. Dr. Mathieu Deldicque (Domaine de Chantilly), Vincent Delieuvin (Musée du Louvre) and Guillaume Kazerouni (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes) have teamed up to delve into the secrets of the “Nude Mona Lisa” in a brilliant exhibition.

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This exhibition received the support of numerous generous donors including: Bohemian Heritage Fund, Tavolozza Foundation, The Sackler Trust, Dr. Susan E. Kendall in honor of Dona S. and Dwight M. Kendall, Sotheby’s, Lionel and Ariane Sauvage, and Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly.

The catalogue was made possible by Mr. Daniel Thierry.


Clouet. Le miroir des dames
June 1 – October 6, 2019

Chantilly’s vast drawings collection encompasses 366 portraits by Jean and François Clouet. Among them are those of famous Renaissance ladies such as Renée de France, Eléonore de Habsbourg and Diane de Poitiers. As a counterpoint to the exhibition “The Nude Mona Lisa”, the Gallery of Prints and Drawings presents the first exhibition exclusively dedicated to the female “crayons” by Clouet.

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Eugène Lami. Painter and Decorator to the Orléans Family
February 23 – May 19, 2019

Eugène Lami was one of the most sought-after artists of his time. An acclaimed portraitist and decorator, he was the official painter of King Louis-Philippe and was often called upon to portray the royal family as well as members of the court and their gatherings. For the first time, the exhibition organized by Chantilly presents the breadth of Lami’s talent through a selection of works depicting life during the July Monarchy.

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“Eugène Lami. Painter and Decorator to the Orléans Family” is made possible through the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Ludovic de Montille and Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly.


Le Domaine de Chantilly face à la guerre 1914-1919
September 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Daily life at the Chateau de Chantilly during World War One is the focus of this exhibition. Never before seen documents and photos from the castle archives are going to be on display for the first time revealing what it was like at Chantilly during this period, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. This exhibit is taking place in the Galerie de Psyché.

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Le Grand Siècle des Ecrivains
October 30, 2018 – February 18, 2019

This exhibition is highlighting the masters of “classical” style who can be seen in the statues and portraits that adorn the Domaine de Chantilly and showcasing how some texts have become pillars of French literature while others have sunk into oblivion. It also commemorates the 350th anniversary of the first performance of Molière’s Tartuffe at Chantilly. Beautiful 17th century editions are going to be on display in the Reading Room of the Library.

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Les primitifs de la photographie
October 30, 2018 – January 6, 2019

A presentation of photographs from the Duke d’Aumale’s remarkable collection dating from the second half of the nineteenth century. Among some of the subjects featured in the photographs are views of the Alps by the Braun brothers, news photos by Robert Howlett, and the beginnings of amateur and industrial photography.

This exhibition is supported by Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly.

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