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Musée Dapper, Paris

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The Musée Dapper is a museum specializing in African art. It is located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris at 35 rue Paul Valéry, Paris, France, and open daily except Tuesdays; an admission fee is charged.The museum opened in 1986, as an effort of the Olfert Dapper Foundation, and is named in honor of a Dutch humanist who in 1668 published an encyclopaedic description of Africa. In addition to its ongoing series of art exhibitions, the museum sponsors: dance featuring choreographers including Josiane Antourel (Martinique), Tchekpo Dan Agbetou (Bénin) and Irène Tassembedo (Burkina Faso); concerts featuring musicians such as Guem (Algeria/Niger), Ballaké Sissoko (Mali), Omar Sosa (Cuba), So Kalmery (DRC), Mariann Matheus (Guadeloupe), Jeff Baillard, and the group Xtrem’Jam (Martinique); plays including Atterrissage (Kangni Alem), directed by Denis Mpunga, and Les Enfants de la mer, an adaptation by the Martinique playwright José Exélis of the work by Edwidge Danticat; children’s shows (storytelling, circus, puppet shows), including Histoires du monde, performed by Naïf Théâtre, and Golotoé ou la gourde divine, by Danaye Kalanfeï; and seminars.
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  • Small private museum which always offers great exhibitions outside the box I learns that he is going to close. Very damaging it will stay us great liners or hypermusees! This Museum of human scale with its Bookstore and restaurant in sub soil allowed to take a step back compared to 1 at the expo and also 2 the hectic life of Paris. A page that turns but not better
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  • Small museum which was soon shut down. We can only regret because the collection on display are quite unique. We rarely have the opportunity to see what kind of parts. All explained. The collection isn't huge, but worth a look.
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  • The Dapper Museum closed its doors on June 18, 2017. The last exhibition currently present 'Masterpieces of African art', is a selection of the most interesting works (among many others) acquired and developed by the foundation that created this small Museum of Paris XVI.
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  • Two large galleries with changing exhibitions of a wonderful and well-displayed collection of African art, both historical and contemporary. Informative labels (in French only). Readings, film screenings, and other events. No cloakroom. Reasonable admission prices. Not as crowded as the big Paris museums.
  • We came here as a recommendation of the Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours. Definitely a worth while visit due to the low price. Be warned everything is only in french.
  • Statue art is incredible.
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