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Exhibitions: the autumn selection

Exhibitions: the autumn selection

Categories : Exhibitions and Museums, published on : 9/9/17

The coming of autumn brings with it a selection of surprising new exhibitions to discover. While you’re enjoying your stay in the capital we suggest you take a look at these recommendations from the Hotel Marais Bastille. From Goscinny to Monet, and from Anders Zorn to Pop Art. 


Monet the Collector at the Marmottan Monet Museum

From September 14th to January 14th a new temporary exhibition will be at the Musée Marmottan Monet, retracing Claude Monet's private passion for collecting art. Considered the most famous Impressionist painter of his generation, Monet had a keen interest in the work of other notable artists, as the paintings, drawings and sculptures that comprise this exhibition demonstrate most emphatically. Thanks to the support of some the world’s leading museums and prestigious private collections, the Musée Marmottan Monet shares a glimpse into the secret world of this brilliant painter and his contributions to the French artistic heritage.


Anders Zorn: retrospective of a Swedish painting virtuoso at the Petit Palais

From September 15th to December 17th the Petit Palais is organising a major retrospective devoted to the work of Sweden’s Master Painter. Anders Zorn (1860-1920) was a society portraitist and champion of his country’s folklore and nature. He also demonstrated remarkable talent as a watercolourist and etcher, and even tried his hand at photography. The astonishing diversity of this multi-faceted artist’s works will enchant you. By drawing on various Scandinavian and French institutions, some of Zorn’s most beautiful pieces have been brought together to form this exhibition. 


Pop Art – Icons That Matter at the Maillol Museum

If post-war American art interests you, this temporary exhibition drawn from the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, is a must. From September 22nd to January 21st, the Musée Maillol traces the course of a major artistic movement that took the United States by storm in the 1960s and 1970s. Pop Art drew inspiration from disposable American mass culture such as advertising and comic strips during a period of heady economic growth, and works suffused with irony and humour were the result. This new exhibition looks at the creations of the movement’s pioneers such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and showcases other major artistic statements, including sculptures and silk-screen prints by leading figures such as the renowned Andy Warhol and Jim Dine. Giant canvases by such notables as Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenburg will also be displayed in all their glory. 


A grand René Goscinny retrospective at the Cinémathèque

Finally, from October 4th to March 4th the co-creator and writer of Asterix is ​​given his first retrospective exhibition. Some 40 years after his death, the Cinémathèque pays tribute to this giant of the comic strip (who created some 200 works) and looks at the importance of cinema as one of his chief inspirations. Anyone who sees the comic as an art form in its own right will be fascinated by the books, documents, paintings, original pages and other items on display.