Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris | Exhibition

Vincenzo Gemito (1852-1929). The sculptor with a Napolitan soul Member

from 15 October 2019 to 26 January 2020

Avenue Winston Churchill - 75008 Paris

Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement

Description

The Petit Palais is devoting an exhibition to Italian sculptor Vincenzo Gemito (1852-1929), from 15 October 2019 to 26 January 2020. A first in France, this show gives the general public the opportunity to discover one of the strongest personalities of Italian art of the late 19th century. Gemito's work - drawings and sculptures, portraits of celebrities or unknown Neapolitans - combines virtuosity and realism. The exhibition retraces the life and work of this extraordinary artist, who also battled mental illness.

Audience

All public

Prices and times

From 10am to 6pm. Closed Monday

€11

Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris

The Petit Palais is an architectural gem dating back to 1900, situated on the avenue des Champs-Elysées. The building, which like the Grand Palais opposite it, was built for the Universal Exposition and houses the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris. The 1,300 works in the museum (sculptures, paintings, tapestries, art objects, icons) offer a large artistic panorama. Ancient and Medieval collections are displayed alongside works from the French and Italian Renaissance and Flemish and Dutch paintings. Visitors can discover a collection of paintings from major French artists of the 19th century: Delacroix, Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Courbet, etc. A small inner outdoor garden, which you can stroll around, adds to the charm of the establishment.

Voir la carte

Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris

Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 43 40 00
www.petitpalais.paris.fr

  • Subway - Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau
  • RER - Invalides
  • Bus - 28, 42, 72, 73, 93

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

Physical disability:
- step-free entrance on the ground floor, to the right of the facade staircase.
- all areas of the museum are accessible.
- adapted toilets and lifts.

Visual impairment:
- tactile and multi-sensory visits for adults, young people and children: 'The Petit Palais with your eyes shut', 'Painting with your eyes shut', 'Touching sculptures', 'My first museum visit', 'From faces to portraits', 'The 5 Senses'.
- spoken visits for adults, young people and children: 'Stories of the Petit Palais' (adults and young people), literary visits in current exhibitions.
- mixed visits for sighted and visually-impaired visitors: 'Paintings to (not) see', 'I don't see it!'.
- resources in braille available at the welcome desk.

Hearing impairment:
- lip-reading visits.
- information cards available to all visitors in different museum spaces (in 3 languages: French, English and Spanish).
- tactile and multi-sensory visits for adults, young people and children: 'The Petit Palais with your eyes shut', 'Painting with your eyes shut', 'Touching sculptures', 'My first museum visit', 'From faces to portraits', 'The 5 Senses'.

Mental disability:
- tactile and multi-sensory visits for adults, young people and children: 'The Petit Palais with your eyes shut', 'Painting with your eyes shut', 'Touching sculptures', 'My first museum visit', 'From faces to portraits', 'The 5 Senses'.
- specific visits and educational workshops for groups by reservation.

Since 12 May 2016, Action Passeraile and the Musée du Petit Palais have been providing free staff accompaniment on request for disabled visitors. This service is available every day from 10am to 5pm (except Mondays, when the museum is closed) and is reserved by phone (minimum delay of 24 hours during the week and 48 hours at weekends, call: +33 (0) 1 43 41 70 67).
Guides are trained in accompanying disabled visitors by Action Passeraile and Action Handicap France for all types of disabilities; with accessible routes for different types of disabilities provided by the Petit Palais.

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