European Heritage Days 2021 at Paris Musée Cognacq-Jay

Published by Cécile D. · Updated on 15 September 2021 at 16h24 · Published on 15 September 2021 at 12h41
For the 38th edition of European Heritage Days, Musée Cognacq-Jay set in the heart of the 3rd arrondissement in Paris and devoted to art from the 18th century opens to all and holds several entertainments on September 18 and 19, 2021.

Art and history lovers are expected at the Musée Cognacq-Jay for the 38th edition of European Heritage Days on Saturday September 18 and Sunday 19, 2021. The latter presents a rich collection of sculptures, furniture, paintings and other works of art gathered between 1900 and 1925 by the founder of La Samaritaine, Ernest Cognacq and his wife Marie-Louise Jay. This common collection has later been bequeated to Paris, a precious treasure you can admire for free along the guided tours and other entertainments provided by the place.

On Saturday September 18, the museum presents the "Musées dessinés" exhibition gathering about sixty drawings made on the spoy by Christelle Téa in the 14 museums and sites of the City of Paris. All along the season long, the young artist - graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris - has lived to the pace of the Musée Cognacq-Jay to sketch it. From one drawing to the other, she writes an intimate tale about the museum mixing the portraits of the museum, with portraits of works of art and portraits of life.

On Sunday September 19, garden is coming to the museum: for Paris Design Week, the Musée Cognacq-Jay invites artist and designer William Amor to speak with collections. Wild flowers, rose petal, bouquets of poppies, his creations give a new breath of life to waste. They echo the floral patterns always found in works from the 18th century, especially in art objects: marquetry, golden frameworks, or chinas. This poetic and colorful installation shines a new light on the permanent collections and starts the resonance between the art from the past and contemporary creation.

Shall we go, friends?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 18 September 2021 to 19 September 2021



    8, rue Elzévir
    75003 Paris 3

    Métro ligne 1 station "Saint-Paul"


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