Comfort Hotel Au Firmament Asnieres-sur-Seine
58 Rue De La Sabliere
Phone: (33) 1 47 93 10 66
Fax: (33) 1 47 93 58 59
58 Rue De La Sabliere, Asnieres-sur-Seine, FR, 92600
- Phone: (33) 1 47 93 10 66
- Fax: (33) 1 47 93 58 59
Arts & Museums
Established in 1943, this museum features seven fully furnished rooms that reveal the work and life of 19th-century artist Jean-Jacques Henner. Over 500 canvases and 1000 drawings are exhibited from his very first sketches to his last unfinished works. After attending the École des Beaux Arts of Paris and Strasbourg, Jean-Jacques Henner won the first Grand Prix de Rome and spent five years in Italy. This period marked a turning point in his style, moving to inspiration from mythology. As the 1870 War drew closer, a deep nostalgia emerged in his paintings such as the portrait of a young Alsatian girl known as Elle attend.
See 7000 pieces of art at Musée d'Ennery, located on the elegant Avenue Foch. From heirlooms to everyday objects, the breadth of exhibits here is wide. Starting off as a private collection, these pieces were put into a public museum in 1908. After being renovated for over ten years, the museum is once again open to the public. Visitors must call ahead in order to see the collection.
Rare is the discerning consumer who has never been confronted to counterfeit. A convincing explanation for this fact is the abundance of fake goods available on the market. The Musée de la Contrefaçon gives visitors the opportunity to train their eye and practice their judgment by comparing originals and copies displayed here side by side. More than 350 items are exhibited: toys, pens, clothes, tools, toiletries, luxury goods,etc. The exhibits demonstrate the extent industries are affected by counterfeit. Founded in 1951, a manufacturers' association fighting this phenomenon, reminds us of a war which started with the creation of the first designer labels. In this museum, you will recognize products you use and might even realize that you have bought fakes in the past. However, after this visit, there will be no excuse!
A small apartment gallery in the very heart of Paris that organizes interesting exhibitions of contemporary artists. You can buy artworks or borrow them for a small monthly fee.
The Dapper Foundation is dedicated to the presentation and preservation of pre-colonial African art. Opened in 1986, the museum gathers works executed during that period, on this continent of richly different cultures - objets d'art, paintings and more. Every Wednesday (and from Monday to Friday during school holidays), young visitors are entertained with story-telling sessions, while students, researchers and lovers of this period will enjoy the library of more than 5500 books, magazines, postcards and other pictures.
Located in the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, the National Photography Center focuses on contemporary photography. The first section of the center is dedicated to temporary exhibitions of the works of picture hunters from all horizons, including Jean-Marc Bustamente and Tracey Moffat. For more experimental images including new technologies (digital pictures and videos), go directly to the workshop dedicated to the works of young artists.
The Musée Cernuschi houses the Asian art collection gathered by the Milanese banker and politician, Enrico Cernuschi, during his long trip to the far East in 1871. He displayed his art treasures in his hôtel particulier (private mansion) located near the Parc Monceau and bequeathed them to the city of Paris on his death. The objects exhibited include paintings, ceramics, silk paintings and funerary statues. You'll find a unique and carefully cultivated collection. Stand back to admire the bronze vase dating from the 12th Century BCE then view the silk paintings The Tigress and Horses and Stablemen by the 8th Century court artist Han Kan.
If Chinese porcelain fascinates you, then the Céladons exhibition will expose you to fine pottery done up in different colors, glazes and textures. The art of pottery has been a tradition in China and dates back to the 11th and 14th Centuries. This is an annual temporary exhibition held from September to December.
An 18th-century residence open to visitors as a museum, the Musée Nissim de Camondo has some interesting period furniture and fine art. Visitors will find enchanting collections of paintings, sculpture, silverware, china ware and carpets. It belonged to the Comte Moïse de Camondo who bequeathed the house to Les Arts Décoratifs (then known only as Arts Décoratifs), a private organization that promotes art and culture.
The contemporary space Acte2galerie is located near boulevard Haussmann not far from l'Arc de Triomphe. A large surface area is dedicated to contemporary photography. Well-known and unknown artists are present, and they exhibit modern and traditional photographs. All techniques are represented too, even the most extravagant ones, like Greg Gorman's exhibition using gold and platinum. Not just a simple gallery, Acte2 casts a new eye on photographic culture. As Alexandre Percy (co-creator of Acte2) explains, "we wanted to propose something different and make a change from humanist photography."
The Pierre Cardin museum offers a collection of the avant-garde designer clothing: 130 mannequins are dressed with the most symbolic creations of his style. It starts with coats, dresses and suits dating back to his debut at Christian Dior. Then follow the "cosmos" period of the 1965-1970s showing geometrical and colored patterns, the dress with pointed nipples and the one with holes for the breasts: a very shocking design for the times. You will recognize the famous vinyl miniskirts, metallic dresses and chasuble dresses which are so typical of Pierre Cardin. Accessories are also presented, such as shoes, hats, jewels, etc.
Inaugurated with an exhibition of the famous Henry Matisse, the Galerie Lelong was established in 1947. Another office was opened in Zurich in the 1960s and in New York in 1979. Over the years the gallery has represented big league 20th Century artists like Francis Bacon and Joan Miro. The gallery has also published a catalog of paintings by Joan Miro and keeps publishing the collections of writings by artists as well as various prints. Director Daniel Lelong has done much to insure the consistency of this reputed art gallery.