From February 13th to June 29th 2014, the exhibition “From China to Decorative Arts” will, for the first time, reveal the wealth and incredible diversity of Chinese art objects in the collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. This collection is the result of acquisitions made in the early years of the institution, with the addition of donations from generous collectors. The objects in the museum’s collections reflect a real passion for Chinese art in France, mainly in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century.
This interest often lies in the fascination for some particular materials and techniques: porcelain (which Europe worked so hard to reproduce, stunning and delicate with blue painted or refined enamel decoration); but also bronzes, jade and stones were highly prized by nineteenth century collectors. You will also discover clothing, carpets, enamels, textiles, glassware, jewelry, wallpaper and screens or lacquer panels in this amazing collection.
For your convenience, Hotel Aida Marais is at a short distance from the Museum: 20 minutes away with the Paris metro.
Les Arts Décoratifs – galerie d’études
107 rue de Rivoli
Tickets: 9,50 €
From Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm
On Thursday: until 9 pm
Closed on Mondays
Metro: Palais-Royal (lines 1 or 7), Pyramides (lines 7 or 14) or Tuileries (line 1)
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