© bpk | RMN – Grand Palais | Hervé Lewandowski
"In the nineteenth century, the annual “Salon de Paris” was the most important art exhibition in the world and a social event par excellence. Hundreds of thousands of visitors came to admire the diverse work by the leading artists of the period. Now, for the first time in Germany, the Kunsthalle München takes up the phenomenon of Salon art. Featuring over one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, and applied art objects from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the exhibition shows how the classical tradition in art encountered modern life. Most of these works have never been seen before in this country."