One of the oldest museums in Paris (1898) with an impressive collection of Asiatic art and objects that initially belonged to Italian-born banker Henri Cernuschi. Its 12,000 pieces (of which ¾ are permanently displayed) make it the fifth most important museum of its kind in Europe and fill what used to be the banker's impressive 19th Century townhouse next to the Parc Monceau. Renovation in 2005 made more room available for everything to be seen in decent conditions.
Indeed, the sight of the most important – and huge - exhibit, an 18th Century bronze Buddha from Meguro (Tokyo), is breathtaking.. No wonder over 60,000 visitors a year come to see it. Or perhaps it's because the whole museum is free? ;-)
The renowned Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is home, from February 24 until August 20, 2017, to the exhibition “Karel Appel. Art as Celebration!”.
“Karel Appel. Art as Celebration!” is an exhibition that sheds light on twenty-one works of art by the Dutch painter and sculptor Karel Appel (1921 – 2006).
The works on display, which are actually a donation from the Karel Appel Foundation, include some of the best paintings and sculptures that significantly marked the career of Appel from his CoBrA years until his death in 2006.
On the occasion of this exhibition, attendees will get the chance to view the artist’s famous Carnet d'art psychopathologique as well as many other veritable masterpieces including ceramic sculptures from the 1950s and big installations from the 1970s and 1990s.
The Hotels Paris Champs-Elysées are located at a short walking distance from the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.