Like all cultural places in France, the Musée Jacquemart-André was forced to closed because of the coronavirus epidemic and the lockdown. As the country keeps on exiting lockdown, the museum has to remain closed at least until May 16, 2021.
The Musée Jacquemart-André is a hidden haven of peace laying Boulevard Haussmann, in the Monceau village - that will be linked to Paris. You have to dare and walk past the gate, walk along a passage and enter a store to access for the estate formerly owned by Nélie Jacquemart and Edouard André - heir of a banker family and great art connoisseur.
Together, they created themselves a wonderful art collection including paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and art items from the 18th century, as well as Italian paintings, from Primitives in the 14th and 15th centuries to Renaissance, Nélie's whim.
And to shine a light on this collection, they decided to build a private mansion - made in seven years by Henri Parent based on a very classic model with perfect symmetry. Back in the days, their house was already used to display their art collection for extravagant parties and mundane events.
Masterpieces by Bellini, Botticelli, Donatello, Uccello, Nattier, Vigée-Lebrun, Chardin, Fragonard and David are displayed in great formal reception halls - voluntarily let as they used to be to show the Jacquemart-Andrés' mundane life.
The Salon des Peintures exhibits a magnificent series of paintings. The round Grand Salon unveils a series of busts made by the greatest sculptors in the 18th century. The Salon de Musique used to be the ballroom for concert parties. A seven-small-room area is used as a space for the two to three temporary exhibitions proposed every year.
The Musée Jacquemart-André mostly wished to keep the couple's private apartments including Madam's bedroom, and Sir's antechamber, and bedroom, as well as the adjoining bathroom for a travel back in time!
Even the dinning room and its ceiling painted by Tiepolo and tapestries show the collector couple's life: today, you can have lunch or a snack in the drawing room featuring incredible views on the courtyard, safe from the hustle and bustle. A real gem to enjoy in Paris!
Musée Jacquemart André
158 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris 8
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