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Mehdi Qotbi received at the Elysee Palace by Brigitte Macron

A meeting that allowed the president of the National Museum Foundation (FNM), Mehdi Qotbi to present the catalog of the exhibition “The colors of Impressionism: masterpieces of the collections of the Musée d’Orsay” which is held currently in Rabat, to the wife of the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron.

In her “Word” introducing the Catalog, Brigitte Macron emphasized that this exhibition of the greatest impressionist painters is a first on the African continent and in the Arab world, stating that it was able to see the day thanks to the friendly and demanding of Laurens Cars, president of the Orsay and Orangerie museums, and Mehdi Qotbi, president of the FNM.

Mehdi Qotbi welcomed Macron’s particular interest in this exhibition and her admiration for Morocco for making culture a priority and a real bridge of dialogue between peoples, making it a priority to tribute for his precious support in organizing this unique event.

The exhibition has been an unprecedented success, registering more than 14,000 visitors since it opened on April 9 at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat.

This major event, which will continue until August 31, is the first impressionist exhibition to cross the shores of the Mediterranean. Through a series of rooms each dealing with a particular color, this cultural event, organized at the initiative of the FNM with the scientific collaboration and the exceptional loans of the collection of the Musée d’Orsay, tries to show how the The clarification of the palette, the work on the luminous vibration, was not only an issue of the first hour for the Impressionists, but also how these research evolved over time, over the careers and questions specific to each artist.

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