Musée Cognacq-Jay, le goût du XVIIIe de la Ville de Paris | Exhibition

Sérénissime! Venice in Celebration, from Tiepolo to Guardi Member

from 25 February 2017 to 25 June 2017

8 rue Elzévir - 75003 Paris

Le Marais - 3e Arrondissement

Pietro Pietro, dit Pietro Longhi (1702-17 85), Le Charlatan © RMN-Grand Palais/Fondation Bemberg/Mathieu Rabeau


The Musée Cognacq Jay invites the public to journey back to carnival time in 18th-century Venice. While in decline and losing its political and economic influence due to the emergence of the modern world, the Sérénissime continues to be prominent through its dazzling festivals and its lively and colourful celebrations. A golden age enhanced by the painters Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Francesco Guardi and Pietro Longhi. From 25 February to 25 June 2017, the exhibition ‘Sérénissime! Venice in celebration, from Tiepolo to Guardi’ is presented around four themes: ‘Big and small celebrations’, ‘From the city to the stage’, ‘The power of performance’ and finally ‘At the carnival’.


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Musée Cognacq-Jay, le goût du XVIIIe de la Ville de Paris

In the heart of the Marais area, between a courtyard and a garden, a fine private mansion presents an exceptional 18th century art collection: paintings by Boucher, Chardin and Fragonard, drawings by Watteau, sculptures and furniture, precious items (jewellery, snuff boxes, Dresden china, etc.). Atmosphere of a Parisian house of the 18th century.
Collections bequeathed to the City of Paris by Ernest Cognacq and his wife, Louise Jay, founders of the Samaritaine department store.

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Musée Cognacq-Jay, le goût du XVIIIe de la Ville de Paris

8 rue Elzévir
75003 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 27 07 21

  • Subway - Saint-Paul
  • RER - Châtelet - Les Halles
  • Bus - 29, 69, 76, 96

Accessibility information

Visitors with hearing impairments: visits in French Sign Language
Visitors with sight impairments: Introduction to 18th century furniture making

By type of event: Exhibition

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