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Arts & Museums
Built in memory of the much celebrated photographer Robert Doisneau, Maison de la photographie is a gallery, located in Gentilly, Paris. Established in the late 20th Century, the gallery has various exhibits, showcasing history of photography. The Val de Bièvre handles the management of the gallery currently. The gallery is freely accessible to all. All you shutter bug lovers, don't forget to make a stop at the Maison de la photographie while touring the city!
MAC/VAL is the Museum of Contemporary Art of Val de Seine located in a close Parisian suburb. Inaugurated in 2005, its goal is to present French artistic creation from the 1950s up to today. Famous pieces of art can be seen as well as more recent ones. In all, more than 1000 works of art are exhibited in a building of 13,000 square meters (139 square feet). Moreover, there is an amphitheater dedicated to conferences, artists speeches, festivals and showing of films about movies history. You can also have a walk in a 10,000 square meter (107 square feet)garden in which works of art are exhibited. The MAC/VAL s permanent collection includes artists such as Annette Messager and César.
L'Exploradome provides a great opportunity for children to learn about art and science. Through interactive exhibits, the young ones will learn about our technological and natural worlds. Many of the exhibitions are informative enough that even the adults will probably learn something.
The Musée Adzak is an art museum in France and is named after the person who established them, Roy Adzak. He was an eminent photographer and sculptor from Britain. The studio has a wide range of exhibits from paintings to sculptures and photographs by several artists. The museum also plays hosts to a number of international meetings.
In 1810, the Montrouge stone quarries became catacombs. Because of a lack of space in the graveyards of Paris, it is here, 20 meters (65 feet) underground, that the remains of six million Parisians are exhibited. These ossuaries, illustrated by texts, create a chilling atmosphere and describe some of the events in the history of Paris, giving visitors substance for meditation. During World War II, this network of galleries was used as a hideaway for the Résistance movement; its vastness and the discretion of its entrances were great assets indeed. Today, these subterranean passages allow visitors to explore the true underground of Paris; a must-visit!
This gallery is located in the famed Manufacture des Gobelins, which is a tapestry manufacturing factory, the history of which can be traced back to the 17th century. Beautiful paintings painstakingly created using the art of tapestry can be found on display here. This gallery is used as an exhibition space for various contemporary exhibitions and shows.
The glass and steel building, designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, that houses the Foundation Cartier, accurately reflects the specific concept of this museum. Created in 1984, this Foundation helps contemporary artists by promoting their works and exhibits a variety of works from paintings to videos to sculptures. The famous fashion designer Issey Myiake, whose work has sometimes been controversial, is one of the great names exhibited.
It was Bresson's wish to start his own foundation. Today, the Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson is home to the artworks and archives of this great photographer. The foundation organizes three exhibitions per year, to showcase the talents of photographers, painters and sculptors. It also allows access to the precious archives for research purposes. If you are looking for quality art, this is where you should be.
For a twist to the usual contemporary paintings, head to Air de Paris where the specimens belong to various experimental genres that at one pique one's interest with their unique designs and concepts. The artists featured here are from all parts of the world, lending their individual experience in creating a variety treat for the client. A few note-worthy names include Carsten Hölle, Sarah Morris and Jean-Luc Verna.
A small museum managed by the lost and found police department of Paris, the Musée du Service des Objets Trouvés is a quite unique museum. Items that are lost are sent to the museum by others. The museum is not open to common public. It is believed that the museum has a collection of certain unusual items like a lobster, wedding dresses, a wooden leg, a funerary urn and so on, all of which were lost and found at the subway stations or the airport.
These two museums present the Resistance movement and France's Liberation through the eyes of two exceptional men who came from opposite ends of the political spectrum: Maréchal Leclerc de Hautecloque (1902-1947) and Jean Moulin (1899-1943). Marshal Leclerc commanded the Division Française (the first Allied unit to enter Paris)and communist Jean Moulin was executed for being a member of the Resistance. Both museums remember the war through extensive photographic, documentary and film.
Bétonsalon is an association which manages an art and research center. Located in the heart of Paris 7 University, personnel and students as well as artists, neighbors and workers of the area are encouraged to get involved in the projects. Pictorial artists have regular exhibitions but the schemes also come from philosophers, choreographers and scientific people. Bétonsalon wants to question the role of art, of artists, and of cultural places in society in organizing workshops, exhibitions, visiting tours of the area, festivals, performances and operations in the public area. Sometimes, at lunch time, students give a show before they go back to class.