The festivities kicked off on the weekend of Friday February 9, Saturday February 10 and Sunday February 11, with a unique mapping display from 6pm to midnight. The façade of the Musée Guimet came to life as soon as night fell. Passers-by in the Place d'Iéna were treated to an original video creation, blending traditional Asian dragon iconography with pieces from the collections of the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet.
OnSaturday February 10, from 3pm to 4pm, a colorful event for the whole family was on the program: the Lion Dance, reputed to ward off evil spirits and bring luck and prosperity! The Musée Guimet celebrated the Year of the Dragon with this show, a dazzling mix of bright colors, percussion and acrobatics. This year, the Lion Dance was performed by Paris Lion Sport, a troupe that tirelessly travels throughout East Asia, notably Hong Kong and Malaysia, to enrich its repertoire and perpetuate an ancestral tradition. The program also included workshops and storytelling for children.
An exceptional festive evening took place on Wednesday, February 21:
This year, for the first time, a special evening party was added to the program. It was anopportunity for everyone to discover Asia's cultural riches through a series of enriching cultural events .
The Musée Guimet is officially known as the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques. It is Paris' cultural center, dedicated to the exploration and celebration of Asian arts and civilizations. Founded by Émile Guimet, a French industrialist and scholar, the museum houses an impressive collection of works of art, covering a vast range of Asian cultures, from India to China, Japan and Southeast Asia. It's a place where Asian history, art and traditions come to life through its exhibitions and events.
The evening began with a special screening, giving us the opportunity to discover this culture through short films on the theme of "Food, a vehicle for transmitting culture". The screening was followed by a round-table discussion on the following topics:
This immersive experience ended with one of the evening's highlights, a show never seen before in France: "When Hip Hop meets Lions dancers". The show will be followed by an Asian-influenced cocktail reception.
Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet
6, place d´ Iéna - 19, avenue d´ Iéna
75116 Paris 16
Metro line 9 "Iéna" station
Activities available with museum admission ticket