20 Mar 2024

Cultural Olympiad: ‘Cézanne – Renoir’ in Milano

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Photo of Paul Cézanne's painting: still life with soup tureen
Cultural Olympiad

This exhibition, open at the Royal Palace until 30 June, forms part of the initiatives in the Milano Cortina 2026 Cultural Programme in the run-up to the Games.

Two great exponents of Impressionism, Cézanne and Renoir, will be the stars of one of the most eagerly awaited exhibitions in Milan, at Palazzo Reale until 30 June 2024.

Featuring 52 of the greatest masterpieces by these two French artists, the "Cézanne/Renoir" exhibition is part of the Milano Cortina 2026 Cultural Olympiad, a multi-venue, multidisciplinary, plural programme to promote Olympic and Paralympic Values through culture, heritage and sport.


A great opportunity for the Cultural Olympiad

"This exhibition of two such important French artists as Paul Cézanne and Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a huge opportunity for the Milano Cortina 2026 Cultural Olympiad in the run-up to Winter Games,” said Diana Bianchedi, Chief Strategy Planning and Legacy Officer of Milano Cortina 2026. "The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are just around the corner and we want to emphasise the importance of the cultural proximity of two countries such as Italy and France to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Impressionist movement. As the cultural programme of the Games and second pillar of the Olympic Movement, the Cultural Olympiad is a unique opportunity to bring the Games out of their competitive arenas and to the people in the host countries."


A calendar of artistic initiatives

The Milano Cortina 2026 Cultural Olympiad has a calendar of artistic and cultural initiatives that will embrace all of Italy on the road to the Games in an atmosphere of celebration and connection between people. It will start in January 2024 and culminate in 2026, with an exciting engaging programme during the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, held respectively from 6 to 22 February and from 6 to 15 March 2026.

The aim of the Fondazione Milano Cortina 2026 programme is to involve the cultural community in an open participatory project that will invite artists, operators, and cultural bodies and organisations uses the values of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement to combine sport with culture, communities, and places.


Exhibition info and tickets

The works, borrowed from the collections at the Musée de l’Orangerie and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, will provide Milan’s inhabitants with a wonderful chance to learn more about one of the most inspirational artistic currents for contemporary painters. For more information about the exhibition and to buy your tickets click here.

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