American Pop Art descends on Paris

American Pop Art descends on Paris

You can, of course, spend time admiring works by the great masters of classical painting at the Louvre or the Musée d'Orsay during your stay in Paris. However, to vary your pleasure, why not take advantage of the temporary "POP ART - Icons that matter" exhibition at the Maillol Museum which runs from September 22, 2017 to January 21, 2017


A partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art

In 1930 the sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney founded a New York museum dedicated exclusively to American artists after her gift of several hundred works was refused by the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art. True to the spirit of its creator, the Whitney Museum has built up an exceptionally rich collection that represents the American art scene of the 20th and 21st centuries over the course of the past 100 plus years. The "POP ART" exhibition designed for the Maillol Museum includes only works from the Whitney Museum collections dating from the 60s and 70s -  the period when the famous movement was at its peak across the Atlantic.


An unknown facet of contemporary art

Although famous pop art artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns or Robert Rauschenberg are well represented, the "POP ART - Icons that matters" exhibition also allows you to discover lesser known painters and sculptors, especially those from France like Rosalyn Drexler, George Segal and John Wesley. Powerful images, humour and criticism of the American lifestyle were all part of the Pop Art spirit - as you'll discover at this exciting exhibition. The Musée Maillol is just a few steps from the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Invalides and your visit is also a chance for you to see the museum's permanent exhibition dedicated to Aristide Maillol.

Paris continues to be one of the most important and unavoidable settings on the contemporary art scene. Our dedicated teams at Compagnie de Bagatelle hotels will strive to keep you informed about all the best events in progress - and those yet to come!