Museum of Decorative Arts
23 Jun → 31 Jan 2021
Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Nocturnal Thursday until 9 pm. Closed Monday.
A for Architecture, D for Decoration, S for Seduction... it is by following the course of this primer that you will visit the exhibition "Drawings without reserve" at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Created in 1974, the Cabinet of Drawings is today rich of more than 200 000 works which offer a vast overview of the creation from the 15th century to nowadays, from France to Japan. This collection was created to provide artists with a source of inspiration: today it illustrates the practice of drawing over six centuries, and continues to be enriched by new, touching or spectacular discoveries. Master drawings, works of ornamentalists and decorators and models for jewellery and haute couture are mixed in. To reflect this profusion and diversity, the exhibition invites visitors to discover "from A to Z" the themes dear to drawing through a selection of more than 500 works. Resolutely multidisciplinary, it allows visitors to delve into the development of great works of art as much as into the world of reserves, recreated by the scenography. By that means, the public ventures into the mysterious side of museums and creation, discovering a unique and unknown collection.