The 10 exhibitions not to be missed this fall in our partner museums in Ile-de-France.

Organizing an event in a heritage and cultural place is to offer the possibility to enrich the experience in a significant way. Indeed, beyond the spectacular environment of the chosen place, the additional organization of a private visit of the building, the collections or the current exhibition allows to establish privileged links with your guests while offering an animation of choice in the course of the day or the evening.

The lockdown and forced closures of last spring have led to some upheaval in the exhibition schedules of our museums and partners. The itineraries have been reorganized and some of them have taken advantage of the opportunity to start major works. Between the extension and the reprogramming of exhibitions and events, autumn promises to be particularly dynamic! Here is a small overview:


CERNUSCHI MUSEUM - Journey on the Road to Kisokaidō. From Hiroshige to Kuniyoshi - from October 16, 2020 to January 17, 2021

Private visit to the Cernuschi MuseumThe first exhibition proposed by the Cernuschi Museum after a 9-month renovation project will bring together a collection of nearly one hundred and fifty exceptional Japanese prints, some of which will bet unveiled to the public for the first time. Through a journey punctuated by the different stops of the Kisokaidō road (one of the most mythical roads in Japan), a selection of remarkable objects will echo the engravings exhibited: armor, calligraphy boxes, katana, battle saddle or picnic kits will be presented.


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OF PARIS - Sarah Moon Past Present - from September 18, 2020 to January 10, 2021

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Recognized as a great fashion photographer, active in France and abroad since the end of the sixties, Sarah Moon's achievements nevertheless go beyond this single field, and the exhibition wishes to make discover the singularity of her work, both photographic and cinematographic, oscillating between reflections and transparency, mirages and darkness.





COGNAQ JAY MUSEUM - The Museum of the 18th century - The Empire of the Senses from François Boucher to Jean-Baptiste Greuze - from December 2 to March 28, 2021

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On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the death of François Boucher (1703 - 1770), the Musée Cognacq-Jay explores the theme of Love in its most licentious form. The exhibition traces a history of desire through the creations of Boucher and his contemporaries - master, rivals or pupils - such as Watteau, Greuze and Fragonard. This dialogue reveals how Boucher, the painter of Louis XV, established himself as a central figure in the development of erotic art in the 18th century. Coming from prestigious international public and private collections, the works, some one hundred paintings, drawings and prints are often presented for the first time in France.


PETIT PALAIS - The Golden Age of Danish Painting (1801-1864) - from September 22, 2020
to 03 January 2021

Organize a private tour during your eventFor the first time in France in nearly thirty-five years, the Petit Palais presents an exhibition dedicated to the finest hours of Danish painting, from 1801 to 1864. Precise and delicate paintings, more than 200 works by leading artists of this period such as Christoffer Eckersberg, Christen Købke, Martinus Rørbye or Constantin Hansen offer a plunge into 19th century Denmark.


MAHJ - Jews of Morocco, 1934-1937 - Photographs by Jean Besancenot - from June 30, 2020 to May 2, 2021

Private visit MAHJDating from the years 1934-1937, the photographs of Jean Besancenot offer an exceptional testimony on the rural Jewish communities of Morocco, now disappeared.
Jean Besancenot (1902-1992) attended the School of Decorative Arts in Paris, began a career as a painter and studied French regional costumes. During a study trip to Morocco in 1934, he became interested in photography and traditional clothing. With the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he visited Morocco in 1935 and 1936, photographing the men and women of the different communities and carefully documenting their ceremonial costumes. Alongside his photographs, Besancenot filmed, drew and took numerous notes, which introduced him to the world of French ethnology. In 1942, he published Costumes and types of Moroccoa book reproducing his watercolor drawings which remains a reference.


CITÉ DE L'ARCHITECTURE ET DU PATRIMOINE - Paris 1910-1937: Walks in the Albert-Kahn collections - from September 16, 2020 to January 11, 2021

This exhibition explores, through images, the Paris of the Belle Epoque to the end of the 1930s. Based on autochromes (the first color photography process) and films produced by the operators of the Archives de la Planète, a vast enterprise imagined by Albert Kahn, the exhibition paints a portrait of the city and reveals the shift from a timeless capital to a metropolis concerned with progress and looking to the future.



BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE - SITE FRANÇOIS MITTERRAND - Josef Koudelka. Ruins - from September 15 to December 16, 2020

For more than thirty years, Josef Koudelka crisscrossed 200 archaeological sites around the Mediterranean, from which he took hundreds of panoramic black and white photographs. The BnF is exhibiting a new set of 110 exceptional prints entitled "Ruins", revealing all the strength and beauty of the visual lexicon of one of the last great masters of modern photography.


JACQUEMART ANDRÉ MUSEUM - Turner, paintings and watercolors Tate Collections - May 26, 2020 to January 11, 2021

Unquestionably the greatest exponent of the golden age of English watercolor, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) exploited its effects of light and transparency on English landscapes or Venetian lagoons. This exhibition reveals the role that watercolors played in Turner's life and art, from the early works he sent to the Royal Academy to the fascinating experiments in light and color of his maturity. Thanks to exceptional loans from the Tate Britain in London, which houses the largest collection of Turner's work in the world, the Musée Jacquemart-André is hosting an exhibition of 60 watercolors and some 10 oil paintings, some of which have never been shown in France.


PARIS CURRENCY - Akan, the values of exchange - Gold for currency, weight for price - from September 8, 2020 to February 28, 2021

The Akan peoples (West Africa) used gold as a means of payment until the colonial currencies were imposed at the beginning of the 20th century. Preserved in powder form in small boxes, this gold was weighed using scales and weights whose countless variety never ceases to amaze. More than 2000 of these weights are preserved in the collection of the Monnaie de Paris, thanks to various legacies and donations.
Through a meticulous selection, the 11 Conti Museum explains the origins and unsuspected originalities of these small bronze figures that plunge us into the daily life of this African region. The visitor will discover that beyond the gold weighed to exchange, the weights say much more than a simple price!


NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM - Saint Germain en Laye - From Alesia to Rome, the archaeological adventure of Napoleon III - from September 19, 2020 to January 3, 2021

During the 19th century, archaeology found itself at the heart of new political and scientific issues. On the one hand, the European States compete to appropriate the knowledge of disappeared cultures and to build their national identity. On the other hand, real excavation sites were opened, mobilizing new techniques and innovative tools.
Emblematic of this double movement, the archaeological excavations undertaken at the instigation of Napoleon III adopted a very different approach from those carried out by the "antiquarians" of the previous century. Very much linked to the person of the emperor, they constitute a true archaeological epic on the scale of Europe and the Mediterranean basin. The impulse is given from France by the writing of the History of Julius Caesar. Napoleon III intended to follow in the footsteps of the Roman conqueror and the Commission de Topographie des Gaules, or CTG, was officially invested on July 17, 1858.
The exhibition traces the progress of the excavations that Napoleon III undertook in the footsteps of the Caesars, while proposing a new approach that questions the role of photography and recording methods in this archaeological program.


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