Decorative Arts Collections

Musée du Louvre – Occidental art from the Middle Age through 1848; antique civilizations that have influenced it; arts of Islam

Musée d’Orsay – Art from 1848 – 1914, including magnificent Art Nouveau furniture and objets d’art

MAD – Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Musée Nissim du Camondo, home of a family with a poignant history

Musée Jacquemart-André – The collection of a 19th-century power couple who acquired art in the course of their extensive travels

Musée Cognacq-Jay – The home of the founders of La Samaritaine department store, with 18th-century furniture and an impressive collection of Meissen porcelain

Musée Maxim’s – Art Nouveau, collected over 65 years by Pierre Cardin, in a delightful mise en scène as the apartments of a 19th-century courtesan

Hillwood Museum – Russian decorative arts and 18th-century French furniture

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond) – An extraordinary collection of Art Nouveau, and the works of jewelers Peter Carl Fabergé and Jean Schlumberger

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum – The design collection of the Smithsonian Institution


SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film (Atlanta) – A contemporary and historical approach to fashion

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris – Retrospective of the couturier’s work; temporary exhibitions

Pierre Cardin Museum (Paris) – A journey along Monsieur Cardin’s work of a lifetime