The Giacometti Institute: A new museum in the Montparnasse District

The Giacometti Institute: A new museum in the Montparnasse District

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Opened in 2018, just a short walk from the Raspail Metro station (line 6), the Institute houses 350 m2 of exhibition space showcasing the work of Alberto Giacometti.  The reconstruction of his studio, featuring the original walls and decorative elements, is very disconcerting. Alberto’s ghost undoubtedly wanders through it, leaving behind another cigarette end in the ashtray…

Pride of place is given to his lanky, ethereal statues, from the minuscule to the giant, so deeply rooted and anchored in our collective memory. His lesser-known paintings – darker, with subtle, shaded lines – are of particular interest. The icing on the cake will be your discovery of a magnificent Art Nouveau manor. It is a real treat for enthusiasts.

Important: This museum is open by appointment only and is not necessarily easy to find. I recommend contacting them ahead of time.

Good to know: Just 10 metres away, you will find the renowned Fondation Cartier and the famous Montparnasse Cemetery, the final resting place of illustrious individuals.

Alberto Giacometti – L’Objet Invisible, 1934-1935 © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris) 2019

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