Green life in Paris
Paris, Musée du quai Branly. DSC_2056
The Musée du quai Branly is a museum of the arts and civilisations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, an affirmation of the recognition and promotion of non-Western patrimonies set in the heart of Paris. It takes a new approach to these cultures through varied programming of permanent and temporary exhibitions, theatre presentations, lectures/discussions, commentated visits and workshops, not forgetting its schedule of courses and research seminars, and its mediatheque.
It is the very foreignness of the artefacts on exhibition that makes them so enthralling, bearing witness as they do to other worlds and other concepts of art and of beauty. Many of these masterpieces caught the attention of such artists as Pablo Picasso,
André Breton and Guillaume Apollinaire, leading 20th century art history to rethink its own postulates.
The Musée du quai Branly is not only a crossroads of cultures and peoples, but also a centre for the performing arts and for the sharing of knowledge. A visit to the museum, participation in a
cultural activity, or the simple experience of this unique piece of architecture set in the heart of Paris are all occasions for discovery of a whole range of artistic and cultural worlds.