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Arts & Museums
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.
Machines have been around for centuries, and they were much bigger and way noisier way back then. François Richard's Scientific Devices and Odd Machinery provides home to some of these ancient, obsolete, forgotten yet wondrous mechanical devices. So, step in and get lost in the old world, where everything wasn't on a touch-operated LCD screen. Owned and managed by François himself, who's always around to answer your questions, a lot has been said and written about this private collection.
The village-like atmosphere of the Montmartre neighborhood has been a source of inspiration for many artists. Montmartre Museum is located in a mansion from the 17th Century and showcases documents, art, and artifacts relating to the religious and political history of the area. You'll find paintings by Modigliani and Toulouse-Lautrec here as well as artifacts from legendary composers like Gustave Charpentier.
This underground museum, circled by black walls and dramatic lighting, presents relatively little known sculptures and engravings of Salvador Dalí's late work. Espace Dalí is the only museum in France showcasing a permanent exhibition of the surrealist master's work. Come here to discover the amazing bronzes illustrating some of the main masterpieces of western literature, like Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet and the Bible. Experience the world of the artist while strolling through the sculptures. Don't miss the Soft Watches or the Melting Snails, both dating from the 1970s and mirroring the artist's obsession for the fantastic and bizarre.
The Hamadryade is an art gallery located in the district of Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, very near the Moulin de la Galette. This atypical space s aim is to discover current artists who have an innovative stylistic approach, and to promote well-known contemporary artists. There is a peculiar atmosphere with these exhibitions of contemporary, figurative or abstract paintings, sculptures, jewels or small pieces of furniture. Throughout both the permanent collections and the temporary exhibitions, Hamadryade Gallery provides a diversified artistic experience. The pieces of art are for sale both in the gallery, as well as online.
The Salle Boris Vian typically hosts a most unusual program of exhibits, including many which focus on transportation and vehicles or are organized around a particular historical period. Visitors are likely to learn some surprising facts; for example, a car made the world record for fuel consumption in 1987 at 1.94 liters per 100 kilometers ... that's 124 miles per gallon!
In keeping with its location in the Pigalle area - well known for its sex shops and Moulin Rouge cabaret - this museum devoted to erotic art has over 2000 sculptures, paintings and objets d'art from all over the world. As well as the permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and private collections are organized on a regular basis. The museum is also open at night.
La Grande Loge de France is a museum dedicated to French masonry. It has over 2500 different objects on display including artifacts from the 18th to the 20th Century. History lovers can also visit the museum library to browse through an extensive collection of over 15,0000 masonry books and documents. Visit website for more details.
This museum opened in 1986 in the Halle Saint-Pierre, a metallic structure typical of the 19th Century built at the foot of the Montmatre Hill. With 600 works of art, the collection assembled by Max Fourny is very representative of the 1970s naïve art. It is the only museum in Paris dedicated to this unique art form. To emphasize its specificity, temporary exhibitions focus on themes and art movements going beyond the academic norm.
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.
The building that is now home to this museum originally belonged to painter Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) and his nephew, the writer Ernest Renan. After their deaths, the place became a celebration of their lives and their circle of intellectual friends, which included Chopin, Delacroix and George Sand. The museum's main room (devoted entirely to Sand) exhibits a selection of the novelist's personal belongings, including a collection of watercolors, lockets and jewelry. Temporary exhibitions on 19th-century artistic and literary life are organized on a regular basis in Ary Scheffers studio.
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.