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Arts & Museums
Galerie Jerome De Noirmont was established to expose the art patrons of France, to the work of partially unknown artists that were otherwise internationally recognized. Founded in 1994, it tried to and continues to serve as an efficient showcase for emerging new talent. The gallery also finances the creations of a selection of artists and lets them evolve freely in their respective creative paths. Come and see the eclectic works of French artists and photographers and mingle with Parisian celebrities at this trendy gallery.
Place des Arts is a frequently visited destination for several art connoisseurs due to the wide range of beautiful paintings that are on display in this private gallery. The gallery features art works by several well established French and international artists. Besides these, it also gives a chance to upcoming artists to exhibit their talent on a global platform. If you like a painting when at Place des Arts, you can take it home and become its proud owner. Visits are strictly by prior appointments. Check website for details.
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.
From the first show of Van Gogh in Paris in 1901 to the present day contemporary fine art, this gallery has done it all. With five generations of fine, contemporary and modern arts under its belt, the Galerie Bernheim Jeune deserves all the public acclaim it gets. Featuring the magical works of Pedoussaut to the jubilant sculptures of Selinger, their collection is a celebration of the aesthetic. You too can own a small yet affordable piece of artistic genius with the fine arts books and limited edition prints available for sale.
This is one of the oldest art galleries in Paris. Over the years, Didier Aaron has maintained its reputation of bringing the finest in 17th and 18th-century French paintings to art lovers. Exclusive European furniture and rare decorative art pieces are also on display here. Many eminent personalities, including Princess Caroline of Monaco, have visited this gallery. This is an artistic paradise for anyone who loves French art, or for those who want to discover it.
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.
Artist Nélie Jacquemart gave up her brushes after her marriage to Edouard André. Her passion for art however, continued to blossom, fired by her equally enthusiastic husband who commissioned the building of this elegant house in 1869. During their travels across Europe, they collected artifacts, paintings and contemporary treasures. Upon her death, Jacquemart entrusted the entire collection to the Institut de France, who opened a museum at the former residence. Most of the works exhibited date back to the Italian Renaissance but there are also examples of the Flemish and French schools from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Frescoes, delicate pieces of furniture and tapestries are worth the visit. Works by famous artists, such as Rembrandt, Donatello and Fragonard, are also on display.
Run by one of France's most prominent art dealing families, the name Bellier is synonymous with quality. Although focused on exhibiting modern art from the 19th and 20th Century, the gallery also displays the old masters, primitive art and photographic displays. Gain the advice of resident experts on collecting, buying and selling in case you want to own a masterpiece yourself, or sell something from your art collection. What better way to appreciate good art then in an institution seeped with tradition and knowledge since 1920?
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.
This museum, in the heart of Paris, is dedicated to art in all of its forms and uses its 2000 square meters (21,527 square feet) of space to bring art to the city of lights. Exhibits range between fine arts, photography, sculpture, contemporary and traditional work. A boutique sells souvenirs of the visit for adults and children. Group visits are welcome.
This world-famous auction house now has a branch in Paris. Furniture, silver, ceramics, and ancient art are auctioned here and buyers come from all over the world. With over 300 years of experience, Christie's has turned auctioning into a sophisticated art. Their auctions still continue to create history, as rare and beautiful masterpieces are perpetually sold. Visit an auction, and if your pockets allow it, pick up a rare treasure to cherish forever. Check the website for more details and auction dates.