The Pinacothèque 1
It was at no 28 Place de la Madeleine that the first private Parisian museum opened its doors in June 2007, the brainchild of the art historian Marc Restellini. Set on three floors, the Pinacothèque de Paris holds temporary exhibitions on an international scale, which do not shrink from re-thinking the usual field of art history. These events examine periods and areas, which are rarely explored and usually compartmentalized, ranging from archaeology to contemporary art.
Through this novel approach, the Pinacothèque de Paris seeks to make art accessible to as many people as possible. A powerful ambition, which is expressed with the help of a diversified and original programme.
The public has had the chance to discover various brilliant artists, rarely exhibited in France, such as Georges Rouault, Jackson Pollock, Suzanne Valadon, Maurice Utrillo and Edvard Munch.
The Pinacothèque de Paris has also presented the works of great civilizations: the mysterious Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an, the fabulous Gold and Silver Works of the Inca, and the Jade Masks of the Maya.