Musée Bourdelle | Exhibition

Back Side/Dos à la mode Member

from 05 July 2019 to 17 November 2019

18 rue Antoine Bourdelle - 75015 Paris

Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 15e Arrondissement



Take a look at your body from the other side with this exhibition at the Musée Bourdelle from 1 July to 30 November. With around 100 figures and accessories, originating from the 18th century to the present day and assembled from the collections of the Palais Galliera, visitors will discover this rarely considered part of the body. From trains to backpacks, from low-cut tops to zips, from sensual to soldierly, the back can reveal any number of things. Film extracts and numerous photos complete this exhibition, alongside a combination of slim and muscular backs created by sculptor Antoine Bourdelle.


All public

Prices and times

From 10am to 6pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Monday

€10. Reduced price: €8

Musée Bourdelle

Discover more than five hundred statues of plaster, marble and bronze in the gardens and the workshops where Antoine Bourdelle once worked and lived. Enter the world of the colleague of Rodin and the master of Giacometti, Germaine Richier and Vieira da Silva. The sculptur created the decor of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Christian de Portzamparc's contemporary extension of the museum gives a new dimension to Antoine Bourdelle's work.

Sculpture garden. Research room, temporary exhibitions.

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Musée Bourdelle

18 rue Antoine Bourdelle
75015 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 49 54 73 73

  • Subway - Montparnasse - Bienvenüe
  • Bus - 28, 58, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

The garden is difficult to access for visitors with disabilities. The entrance to the museum is accessible via a ramp.

Physical disability:
- accessible to visitors with reduced mobility: the museum has platform lifts and standing lifts to access all spaces, as well as a pathway giving access to the Bourdelle sculpture studio and the interior garden at the heart of the museum
- only the painting studio is not accessible (steps to enter, narrow doorway)
- the museum has a tool to compensate for the lack of accessibility, allowing a virtual tour of Antoine Bourdelle's painting studio (360° virtual tour of the room)
- tablet for hire with stand and joystick available

Hearing impairment:
- tours with commentary in lip-reading format
- audiophones for guided tours are equipped with magnetic induction loop (also compatible with audioguides)
- audioguides available at the welcome desk (in French, English or Spanish): these do not provide audiodescription or guiding information
- magnetic induction loop in standing lift but not in the platform lifts
- some welcome staff have taken courses in French Sign Language
- a tablet can be hired for an immersive 360° virtual tour of Antoine Bourdelle's painting studio, and written commentary is also available

Visual impairment:
- themed tactile tours
- tactile story sessions
- modelling workshops
- a tactile room is dedicated to sculpture materials and techniques
- tactile and audiodescription tours
- a tablet can be hired for an immersive 360° virtual tour of Antoine Bourdelle's painting studio, and audio commentary is also available

Mental disability:
- story sessions
- tactile tours
- sculpture awareness workshops

Free entry is granted to visitors with disabilities and the person accompanying them, upon presentation of written proof.

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