Musée Cernuschi, Paris

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When you grow tired of European art, check out Musée 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.

Musée 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. To visit Musée Cernuschi and get the most from your holiday in Paris, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paris itinerary maker .
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  • September 6, 2017
    This museum located next to the Parc Monceau is peaceful and bright. No endless tail ambulation exhausting, no crowds at the exposed works. Clear explanations in accessible language. Rich exhibitions on subjects of quality: Lee Ungno at the moment. Discover!
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  • September 3, 2017
    little Museum on the art/history Asian d ten parts. audioguide is € 5 clearly indispensable to enjoy. the rooms are comfortable and to highlight the works.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Nestled in the Parc Monceau, the Cernuschi Museum is a discreet museum devoted to Asian art, and more specifically those of the far East: China, Japan, Korea and Viet Nam. See now the exhibition of the Asian painter Lee Ungno founder of the Academy of Oriental painting; Its subsequent integration into the avant-garde Paris alongside of Hartung, Soulages or Zao Wou - ki, is accompanied by a teaching of painting in ink that inspired a whole generation of artists. The exploration of the relationship between calligraphy and abstraction in the 1970s gives birth to an iconic theme of her work: the crowds that are the symbol of the burgeoning democracy in South Korea. Magnificent work of ink, paintings abstract and figurative to see until 19 November 2017!
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  • September 23, 2017
    Asian art and antiquity. Small private museum in a lovely hotel particulaire.
  • January 22, 2017
    Excellent museum displaying Chinese art and artifacts from as early as the Spring & Autumn Period in China. Beautiful building and totally FREE! Also next to Parc Monceau, one of Paris' most beautiful parks for jogging or just a breath of fresh air! Admire the beautiful apartments nearby.
  • March 23, 2017
    Cernuschi museum, founded in 1898, is one of the oldest museums of Paris. Exhibits high level Asian art and it is the 2nd most important Asian art museum in France (13000 objects). Famous for impressive bronze : Japanese Buddha of Meguro, from 18th century. Take time for a walk in Monceau park ! Must see also Guimet museum, near Trocadero. Nearby, also Nissim de Camando museum ! Free admission in the galleries to all visitors except for temporary exhibitions ( 8€).
  • March 6, 2017
    The museum has an amazing collection; unfortunately, when I visited, the upper floor was closed because they had not enough staff. Hope this does not happen too often.
  • August 8, 2016
    A small museum. I wouldn't make it a priority if you are just visiting Paris for a short time. But, if you are here for a longer stay it's worth a visit and you can combine it with the other museums around the Parc Monceau.

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