Cultural life resumes in Paris with exceptional exhibitions
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More than ever, Paris is a hub of exciting cultural activity. This autumn, its museums invite you to enjoy the exceptional exhibitions they’re offering. Some of these are particularly recommended by your Hotel Auteuil Tour Eiffel team. A couple of exhibitions place Impressionism in the spotlight, while another will get you contemplating the future of mankind. A third examines a generally overlooked item of footwear.
Insights into Impressionism
The Fondation Louis Vuitton is continuing its exhibition cycle entitled Icons of Modern Art, this time bringing together more than 200 works collected by the Morozov brothers of Moscow. Passionate about art during the late 19th and early 20th century period, these wealthy art patrons opened Russia to the French Impressionists and their successors, but also supported Russian artists. Renoir, Picasso, Cézanne, Matisse and Monet thus share wall space with Répine, Sérov and Larionov in the magnificent surroundings of the Fondation Louis Vuitton from September 22nd, 2021 to February 22nd, 2022.
The Marmottan Museum is highlighting Julie Manet, daughter of Berthe Morizot and niece of Edouard Manet from October 19th, 2021, to March 20th, 2022. Less famous than her illustrious uncle, her work is nevertheless part of the stylistic evolution of the time. Thus, the exhibition is entitled Julie Manet, the Impressionistic Memory. The Marmottan is also continuing its dialogues between contemporary artists and Impressionist greats. From October 12th to April 10th, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, the visual artist known for his iconic installations, is inspired by Monet's Water Lilies to reflect on colour and composition.
Unexpected exhibitions at the Musée de l'Homme
While the Grand Gallery of Evolution takes us back to the origins of life on Earth, the Musée de l'Homme (the city’s anthropology museum) is exploring our future and prompts us to question our notions of progress and humanity. At the Frontiers of the Human, from October 13th, 2021, to May 30th, 2022, takes you on a journey in six stages. The exhibition examines, among other things, the specific characteristics of ‘the human animal’, the question of immortality and biological modifications, and the state of our planet and its future. Both playful and philosophical, this exhibition opens unexpected doors for reflection.
Equally fascinating, the exhibition Sneakers Enter the Museum focuses on this item of everyday casual footwear that has become indispensable but has had an evocative journey through the generations. Identity defining and a symbol of cultural and social affirmation, sneakers say a lot about our society. They also present an opportunity to review the use of rubber throughout history. Discover this eye-opening exhibition, also at the Musée de l'Homme, from October 13th, 2021, to July 25th, 2022.
Paris offers a very wide cultural choice, thanks to the fascination and richness of the collections held by its museums. During your stay at the Hotel Auteuil Tour Eiffel, we will give you all the essential information on the must-see exhibitions of the 2021-2022 season. Remember to reserve your queue-cutter tickets soon!
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