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Asia now.(EXTENSION)

60 min visit

Guimet Museum
16 Oct → 24 Feb 2020
From Wednesday to Monday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Tuesday.

« 130 years is a time for celebrating! The occasion to celebrate the subtle taste of Emile Guimet.  »

This year, there is no need to travel far to discover the most important works of contemporary Asia. In 2019, the museum celebrates the 130th anniversary of its creation and pays tribute to the taste for innovation of its founder, Emile Guimet. During his travels in Asia and particularly in Japan in 1876, the latter then bought "contemporaries" which today constitute the museum's collections. For this exhibition, all artistic expressions are represented: Japanese, Afghan and Indonesian photography; inks; bamboo weaving; or surprising universes on metal, glass and paper. In addition, the museum's ceramic collection is enriched by Japanese creations, especially by women who entered this practice in the 1950s. The exhibition route takes over the museum's permanent collections, allowing visitors to enjoy a discovery of contemporary Asian art, as well as a true journey back in time to these rich countries.


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