For European Heritage Days 2020, on September 19, 2020, the Musée Bourdelle inaugurates a new hanging, “Bourdelle devant Beethoven” [Bourdelle in front of Beethoven]. Artist Antoine Bourdelle’s major figure and inspiration, the famous composer inspired him many works we can discover. Meet in Paris 15th arrondissement from September 19, 2020 to January 17, 2021.
European Heritage Days 2020 in Paris and the Ile-de-France Region
Save the date! European Heritage Days are back on September 19 and 20, 2020. In Paris and Ile de France, free museums, exceptional opening, exclusive guided tours and wonderful entertainments are planned with a theme: "heritage and education, learning for life".
This hanging is also the occasion to enjoy this special place, this studio-museum where lived and created sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. A place filled with history that the family donated to Paris, as the artist wanted.
Why “Bourdelle devant Beethoven”? 2020 was the famous composer’s 250th birthday. This is the occasion to dive into Antoine Bourdelle’s work again as he has been particularly influenced by Beethoven, not only by his music, but also who he was. Considering him as a symbolical fatherly figure, Antoine Bourdelle made 80 sculptures he used to pose next to, like in this beautiful Self-portrait with a hat and Beethoven from 1908.
This hanging tells us about fascination. A wonderful and intense introduction to Antoine Bourdelle.
Dates and Opening Time
From 19 September 2020 to 17 January 2021
16/18, rue Antoine Bourdelle
75015 Paris 15