Musée Cognacq-Jay - Le goût du XVIIIe | Exhibition

Musées dessinés - Christelle Téa

from 09 September 2021 to 02 January 2022

8 rue Elzévir - 75003 Paris

Le Marais - 3e Arrondissement

Musée Cognacq Jay, Paris © OTCP - Clémence Raunet


Christelle Téa has been invited to show her work at the Musée Cognacq Jay from 9 September 2021 to 2 January 2022.

Her exhibition ‘Musées dessinés’ (Drawings of museums) features 60-odd drawings done by the young artist (a graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris’s foremost art school) without any preparatory sketches in 14 City of Paris museums and cultural venues.

Christelle Téa has drawn the day-to-day goings-on at the Musée Cognacq-Jay in India ink. Her delicate, minutely detailed drawings capture the atmosphere, the decor and the details of the museum.

11 of the drawings on display are portraits of other Paris cultural institutions such as the Palais Galliera, the Musée Bourdelle and the Petit Palais. Another 20 are self-portraits featuring the artist’s personal collection of hats. 


All public

Prices and times

De 10h à 18h. Fermé lundi

Musée Cognacq-Jay - Le goût du XVIIIe

The Musée Cognacq-Jay in the heart of the Marais district recreates the atmosphere of an Enlightenment-era Paris residence. Housed inside a beautiful former 16th century mansion complete with courtyard and garden, the museum contains an exceptional collection of 18th century artworks, including paintings by Boucher, Chardin and Fragonard, drawings by Watteau, sculptures, stamped furniture and other precious items (jewellery, snuff boxes, Saxony porcelain, etc.). Ernest Cognacq and his wife Louise Jay, the founders of the famous department store La Samaritaine, donated their collections to the City of Paris in 1928.

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Musée Cognacq-Jay - Le goût du XVIIIe

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

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Hearing impairment:
- audioguides with adjustable volume (in 3 languages: French, English, Spanish)
- free guide booklets available at the museum's welcome desk (children's booklets €1)
- 4 museum staff members speak French Sign Language
- talks in French Sign Language and lip-reading

Visual impairment:
- tactile tours
- walking tours of the Marais district: 'Meeting Marquis, Princes and Princesses'
- exhibition exchange with the Musée Carnavalet: discovering 18th century furniture with 2 sessions
- at the Musée Cognacq-Jay: furniture-making techniques with 'educational furniture' by the Ecole Boulle
- at the Musée Carnavalet: tactile tours about living in 18th century Parisian mansions (book with the Musée Carnavalet - contact Karine Marquet on +33 (0)1 44 59 58 36

Mental disability:
- adapted activities

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