The moon as you’ve never seen it before… From April 3 to July 22, 2019, the Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to the Earth satellite and its representation in art and imaginary. Called “La Lune, du voyage réel aux voyages imaginaires” [The Moon, from real trip to imaginary trips], this retrospective offers visitors an “expedition” to this star “through its real and imaginary dimensions”, but also a travel through time with a presentation of art creations from the Antiquity to nowadays.
Revolving around five parts, the exhibition starts with the real trip, the Apollo 11 mission from 1969 to then go back in time and make “all the facets” of the imaginary trips to the moon stand out with the display of mainly European works as well as worms from Africa and Middle-East. A retrospective that also gives pride of place to sciences with the exhibition of instruments telling all about the research about the moon over the centuries.
Galileo, Thomas, Harriot, Cassini… As many scientists who managed to “map” this imagined star until the creation of the photography including works displayed here. Astronomy enthusiasts also have the possibility to discover works by Girodet, Antonio Canova (including the famous The Sleeping Endymion displayed in the exhibition) as well as the star allegories, deified during the Antiquity as Thot, Artemis, Selene, Sin, Nefertem, Chandra and even Hecate. A golden opportunity to discover all the facets – hidden or not – of the moon.
Dates and Opening Time
From 3 April 2019 to 22 July 2019
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris 8
M° Champs-Elysées Clemenceau
Tarif réduit: €10
Plein tarif: €14
Ouvert lundi, jeudi, vendredi, samedi et dimanche de 10h à 20h. Ouvert le mercredi de 10h à 22h. Fermeture hebdomadaire le mardi.
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