Marmottan Monet Museum : En Jeu ! Artists and Sport (1870 - 1930)

As Paris prepares to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time in a century, the Musée Marmottan Monet is opening its doors from 4 April to 1 September 2024 for an exceptional exhibition: "En jeu! Artists and Sport (1870-1930)". 

Marmottan Monet Museum : En Jeu ! Artists and Sport (1870 - 1930)

In progress

11 April 2024

At the Convergence of Art and Sport

This unique exhibition brings together more than a hundred emblematic works from prestigious collections around the world, ranging from the Musée d'Orsay to the National Gallery of Art in Washington. From Impressionism to Cubism, it offers a visual journey through the history of sport, from its birth to its rise at the turn of the 20th century.

At a time when sport was being democratised and transformed into a mass spectacle, the artists of the day seized the opportunity to explore this new subject, reflecting the social and cultural changes of their time. From Monet to Rodin, via Degas and Caillebotte, each artist contributed his or her own personal vision of the sporting world, exploring the ethical and aesthetic issues associated with this theme.

The exhibition highlights the diversity of sporting practices, from elite sports such as horse riding and sailing, to more archaic activities such as wrestling and boxing. At the heart of this dialogue between art and sport, visitors will be able to discover masterpieces by Bellows, Lhote, Delaunay, Metzinger and Gromaire, offering a rich and nuanced perspective on this fascinating period in cultural history.

An Invitation to Explore

"En Jeu! Artists and Sport (1870-1930)" promises to be an immersive and enriching experience, inviting spectators to plunge into the captivating world where artistic creativity meets the passion of sport. Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover the visual history of sport through the eyes of the greatest masters of modern art.

For an equally enriching stay, Le Belmont welcomes you with elegance and comfort for the duration of this exciting exhibition.


Practical Information


April 4th - September 1st, 2024
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (last entry: 5 pm)
2, rue Louis-Boilly, Paris


Full price: 14 euros
Reduced price: 9 euros
Children under 7: free


Starting from April 12th, 2024, the Musée Marmottan Monet offers guided tours of the exhibition "En Jeu! Artists and Sport (1870-1930)"
Price: 20 €
Reduced price (only on-site): from 7€
Duration: 1 hour
For additional information: / Phone: +33(0)1 44 96 50 83
Reservations and payment for tours are exclusively done online.