on our front page this week…
1- Musée de la Chasse
This fascinating little museum is within walking distance of the Centre Pompidou. The collection is devoted to hunting and to the animals hunted, but as with all things French, there are two sides to the story. In addition to actual hunting trophies and preserved specimens, there are provocative works of modern art that satirize or call the passion for hunting into question. Visiting this museum really makes on think. In addition, it is housed in a beautiful 17th century hôtel particulier built by Mansart, and there are some lovely antique furnishings and paintings in addition to the specimens. Plus, the museum is rarely ever crowded due to the fact that it is a private museum not covered by the museum pass and due to its quirky nature.
62 rue des Archives, 75003 Paris, France
Hidden in a narrow laneway down from Buttes Chaumont park is a little gem of a Russian Orthodox church. The outside is black and red painted carved wood, much like the architecture of a Norwegian stave church. Dramatic patterns and paintings adorn the walls of the steps and the arched doorway. The interior is breathtaking. Shimmering gold and silver icons glint from the walls. Ornate lamps hang from the ceiling. Painted saints watch silently.
93 Rue de Crimée, 75019 Paris
Don't miss before January 21, 2018
« Pop Art, Icons That Matter » au Musée Maillol
32 artists are brought together within the Musée Maillol for an exhibition called Icons that matter gathering many legendary works from the American Pop Art movement. Some of these works have even never been displayed in France and will exceptionally be lent by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
59-61 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
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