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Arts & Museums
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Located at his three-floor residence, Musée National Gustave-Moreau is testament to the life and works of the French artist of the Symbolist movement, Gustave Moreau. Fulfilling his last wish, this museum exhibits his splendid art that influenced the Surrealism movement, as well as artists of the present time. Admire thought-provoking paintings, sketches, drawings, as well as sculptures that find inspiration in literature, the Bible and Greek mythology. Get an insight on Moreau's views by reading his descriptions, and gather your own interpretation from the fantastical characters as well. His renowned masterpiece, Jupiter and Semele, is a highlight of the exhibition.
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.
It was in the 18th Century in the midst of religious and political chaos that the Freemasonery movement appeared in France (founded in the 17th Century in England). Its ideas, based on freedom and tolerance, triggered factors of the French Revolution. The Freemasonery Museum is located in the Grand Orient building and exhibits various documents, objects and insignia retracing the broad outline of the movement from its origins, and depicting some famous freemasons and revolutionary figures such as the politicians. For more details, call ahead.
While shopping at the hip Galeries Lafayette, check out their contemporary art gallery on the first floor. Galerie des Galeries does not have a permanent collection but displays upcoming national and international artists. Their rotating exhibits includes design, fashion and visual arts.
The choice at this auction-house supermarket is immense. Everything from furniture to art to wine is on offer here. For the convenience of buyers, viewings are held before the sale begins. Other things that go on auction include jewelry, musical instruments and antique watches. There is so much to see and buy here that even if you are not an ardent collector, you might just change your mind and become one. Check out the website for more information.