Map of the museum
Please feel free to go into the rooms where the doors are closed for climatic reasons.
© Arches et Ombres
1 - The Gothic Sculpture Halls
XIVth and XVth centuries
These rooms illustrate the originality and quality of the region's artistic creations. The first room contains superb works from the late Middle Ages, including the exceptional and recently-restored Nostre Dame de Grasse; the central room boasts a collection of polychrome statues from the Rieux Chapel, built near 1340 at the Cordeliers Convent.
2 - church
XVth to XVIIth centuries
In this famous setting are displayed large format works of the French and foreign painting schools of the 15th to 17th Centuries (Perugino, Rubens, Guerchin and Stella) and a group of eight terracotta figures from Saint-Sernin, as mysterious as they are remarkable. The 17th Century was the golden age of painting and sculpture in Toulouse and is richly represented, with works by Chalette, Tournier, the friar Ambroise Frédeau, Bachelier and Arcis.
3 - romanesque sculpture gallery
The capitals and sculptures originate from the three main religious buildings in Toulouse in the 12th Century: the priory of Notre-Dame de la Daurade, the basilica of Saint-Sernin and the cathedral of Saint-Etienne. This collection of Romanesque sculpture is without doubt one of the richest in the world.
4 - paintings galleries
XVIIth to XXth century
A lovely selection of 19th Century sculptures (Falguière,Mercié, Thivier) is shown on the staircase.
In the Red Gallery, French paintings from the 19th Century (Delacroix, Ingres, Laurens) and the beginning of the 20th Century (Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Vuillard) are displayed in conjunction with several remarkable sculptures (Rodin,Claudel,Marqueste).
Dans les salons vert et blanc, discover masterpieces by painters of the French School (Moillon, Champaigne,Valenciennes,Houdon, Pajou), Italian School (Guido Reni, Crespi, Guardi) and Dutch school (W van Aelst, Brueghel, C van Haarlem).
Paintings from Toulouse are also featured, with works by Chalette, Tournier, the Rivalz brothers, de Troy and Roques.