East meets West at this eye-catching multipurpose cultural center. Retracing the history of Arabs, this museum contains ... More
Arab World Institute
East meets West at this eye-catching multipurpose cultural center. Retracing the history of Arabs, this museum contains ancient manuscripts, exquisitely-made silk carpets, pottery and a wide range of utensils, as well as scientific and astronomical instruments dating from between 750 and 1258 CE. Temporary exhibitions, organized on a regular basis on the ground floor, are a showcase for contemporary paintings and sculptures that reflect the latest artistic movements currently in vogue in the Arab world. Information is provided in pamphlets and interactive videos. During the winter, the museum erects a temporary bazaar selling Arab goods and offering a pleasant area in which to sip mint tea and sample Moroccan pastries.
Nearly 2.5 million visitors each year come to see the largest collection in the world of impressionist artwork, found in
the splendid Musée d'Orsay. The building itself, called the Gare d'Orsay, was built for the World's Fair of 1900. ...
Guimet Museum was founded from the private collection of an industrialist from Lyons, Emile Guimet, who left it to the
State in 1885. He had gathered many art treasures during a scientific mission to the Far East studying world ...
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