It's hard to believe that the city's' most cutting edge modern art museum is housed in an old carpet factory and called the Tokyo Palace, but that's Paris for you: always confounding your expectations.
Radically reworked in 2002 with an interior that reeks voluntarily of urban decay, half of the original building is now given over to Paris' Modern Art Museum (visiting both in the sale day is quite viable) and the Palais de Tokyo's exhibition space occupies just over a third of what's left. This, together with the fact that many of the exhibitions are not particularly appreciated by the powers that be, would seem to suggest that the museum will expand and/or change in the near future – guided by the Pompidou Centre - notably to include design and cinema.
From March 21 until July 09, 2017, the Petit Palais presents “From Watteau to David, the Horvitz Collection”, an exhibition that spotlights the collection of the American collector Jeffrey Horvitz.
Featuring some 200 works, which vary from paintings to sculptures and drawings, the collection assembles works by popular French artists who marked the 18th century including Watteau, Boucher, Greuze, Fragonard, and David.
“From Watteau to David, the Horvitz Collection” is one of the exhibition that you should not miss this year, if you’re staying in Paris. So, don’t hesitate to visit the Petit Palais to explore this amazing and important collection!
Alvin L. Clark, Jr., The Horvitz Collection and The J.E.Horvitz Consultative Curator Department of Drawings, Division of European and American Art, Harvard Art Museums/ Fogg
Christophe Leribault, Director of the Petit Palais
the Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris