Don’t miss these essential exhibitions this summer
Publish on Friday, 5 July 2019 in Exhibition
During your stay in Paris, don’t miss the opportunity to see the latest exhibitions of the summer. The Hotel Comète recommends the following, currently showing at the Quai Branly Museum, the Pompidou Centre, the Louvre, the Museum of Decorative Arts and the Palais de Tokyo.
Félix Fénéon at the Quai Branly; recognising the art of Africa and Oceania
With the exhibition called The Distant Arts, the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac pays tribute to Félix Fénéon, a collector of paintings and ‘arts from distant lands’, as he called them. A key and influential figure in the artistic and intellectual world of the 1920s, Fénéon was an art critic and dealer who strove to ensure that non-western arts were recognised and would find their place in museums as prestigious as the Louvre.
May 28th to September 29th, 2019
Pompidou Centre; linking prehistory and modern art
The Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou is offering to take you on a journey through time via a chronological exhibition highlighting the amazing links between prehistory and modern and contemporary art. Prehistory: A Modern Enigma appears at first sight to bring together two completely opposing worlds. However, all soon becomes clear when more than 300 modern works reveal that their inspiration lies in the remote past due to 20th century artists seeking to capture their visions of what came before history.
From May 8th to September 16th, 2019
The Hittite Empire at the Louvre; back to the 2nd millennium BC
The great rival power of ancient Egypt, the Hittite Empire extended from present Turkey to Syria, dominating Anatolia (Asia Minor) and exerted a profound influence on the Middle East until 1200 BC. Forgotten Kingdoms: From the Hittite Empire to the Arameans is an exceptional exhibition that presents colossal works of art from these lost civilisations such as representations of gigantic birds of prey and ferocious lions.
From May 2nd to August 12th, 2019
Funny little animals at the Museum of Decorative Arts
Immerse yourself in a world of childhood wonder at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, which is currently hosting an exhibition of the work of Antoon Krings, the famous author and illustrator of children’s books. All his wonderful little garden creatures are represented through more than 500 paintings, drawings and prints. A humorous, heart-warming and offbeat exhibition featuring many items from the artist’s personal collection.
Until September 8th, 2019
City Prince/sses at the Palais de Tokyo
By 2050, nearly two-thirds of the world's population or nearly 6.5 billion people will live in large urban centres. The Palais de Tokyo invites you to discover such an urban universe from a different perspective. Fifty artists of all kinds, including visual artists, fashion designers, musicians, hackers and tattoo artists use the concept of megacities as a playground; a context in which to highlight constant metamorphosis.
From June 21st to September 9th, 2019
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