Type: Art Museums, Museums
With continuously rotating exhibits, the Mus�e Maillol likes to keep itself out on the cutting edge of what can be enjoyed as an art exhibit. Its upcoming show, called Le Baiser (The Kiss),... Read More
With continuously rotating exhibits, the Mus�e Maillol likes to keep itself out on the cutting edge of what can be enjoyed as an art exhibit. Its upcoming show, called Le Baiser (The Kiss), follows justly on the heels of the very successful run which was all about the Borgias. Created in dedication to the memory of the great sculptor and artist, Aristide Maillol, this is a private museum established and run by the Dina Vierny Foundation. Miss Vierny was the former muse of this great artist, having been discovered when she was only 15 years old by this already mature and highly-esteemed artist. Alas, his greatest work, "Harmonie," which he was working on with Dina as his muse, during WWII at his isolated mountain atelier, remains unfinished. He died in a car accident while in the midst of the project.
- Museums: "The woman who founded the foundation who established this museum is featured in Maillol's greatest works, including but not limited to, "la Montagne," "l'Air," "la Rivière," and "Dina à la natte.""
- Best for Museums Because: Love the sculptures that decorate the Jardins des Tuileries? Then treat yourself to a whole museum founded in dedication to the memory of that artist.