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Musee Cernuschi, Paris

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When you grow tired of European art, check out Musee Cernuschi, an Asian art museum in Paris specializing in fascinating works from China, Japan, and Korea. In these exhibits, you can view priceless Asian works such as Han Dynasty objects, funerary statues from the Northern Wei Dynasty, ceramics from the Tang and Song dynasties, and, most prominently, the large Buddha of Meguro, a Japanese bronze from the 18th century. About 900 objects are on permanent display.

Musee Cernuschi, founded in 1898, is one of the oldest museums of Paris. It is the only municipal museum in France which exhibits high-level Asian art, and it is the second most important Asian art museum in France as well as the fifth most important in Europe. With our online itinerary creator, Paris attractions like Musee Cernuschi can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Three sites in an upscale Paris neighborhood, Parc Monceau, the Nissim da Camondo Museum, and this, the Cernuschi Museum. Yet another mansion bequeathed to the city of Paris by a banker who was an ast...  read more »
  • We went there for Zao Wou - Ki exhibition which surprises the Organization (the works are scattered among the permanent collections) but allowed us to (re) discover a major artist. The place is absolutely superb and the permanent collection quite exciting. A small museum nestled at the gates of the Parc Monceau. Not to be missed!
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  • The Museum presents the collection of Henri Cernuschi that brought thousands of works of Asian art at the end of the 19th century. These are mainly Chinese art works which are presented and of course the great Buddha. Currently a temporary exhibition presents the works of the donation of the Chinese painter Za Wou - ki: paintings and ceramics of Zao Wou - ki and also of good quality Chinese antiques. The Museum is small but the exhibits are excellent and in a very good state of conservation. For example the death masks in gilded bronze or the musicians riders. I recommend the Saturday tours to meix understand the meaning and usage of the pieces presented.
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