Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Pinacotheque De Paris closes due to economic climate.

Press Release

The prevailing disastrous economic climate, particularly due to the November 13th terrorist attacks has driven inevitably to the closing of both Museums in Paris.

Like all Museums in Paris, Pinacothèque de Paris has suffered a substantial drop in visitors. Resulting in the impossibility to keep its expensive locations Place de la Madeleine. Our goal is to carry out Pinacothèque’s restructuring in a more affordable location. We regret that we have not been selected for the Pershing project developed with Gécina Group and the great architect Rem Koolhaas. However we keep working on other projects that should come to life in 3 to 4 years with a Pinacothèque de Paris dedicated to contemporary art and another one to sculptures and primitive arts.

Pinacothèque de Paris remains a prestigious emblem that will keep expanding its brand and cultural know-how worldwide and develop Museum projects abroad.

Regrettably, we have to end prematurely Karl Lagerfeld’s exhibition, also threatened by a decline in the number of visitors. The exhibition of Karl Lagerfeld will end on Monday, February 15th at 6pm. We apologize to all the visitors who did not have the chance to come and see it.

The permanent collection will be restructured between Singapour and new Pinacothèque de Paris museums that will open soon.

Pinacothèque de Paris and its teams would like to thank kindly the public for its fidelity and enthusiasm and for having shared during the past 13 years our passion for Art and Art History.

Pinacothèque de Paris is proud to have contributed to the Parisian cultural debate for more than one decade. Bringing a new know-how, it has transformed the French museum scene in terms of :
  • scenography (color of the Museum’s walls, educational texts…)
  • Art pieces’ display and lighting (closer hanging and specific lighting, going back to a tight hanging enabling the masterpieces to connect with each other)
  • the choice of Art history subjects (re-interpretation of major artists such as Pollock, Munch, Giacometti, Van Gogh, civilizations confrontation, transversality, universality, double connecting exhibitions)
  • discovery of major collections (Jacqueline Picasso, Collection Kremer, Collection Netter, Collection Gerstenmaier…)
  • rediscovery of ancient civilizations and major periods of History (terra-cotta Xian warriors, the Incas, the Mayans, the Dutch Golden Age, the German expressionism…)
  • discovery of artists never exhibited before in France such as Soutine,  Lichtenstein, Utrillo – Valadon, Hiroshige, Munch, Georges Rouault, Tamara de Lempicka, since then taken up by other institutions.
  • and the presentation of unveiled treasures coming from private collections never exhibited by public institutions.
Many wonderful memories that will last forever in our minds.

Pinacothèque de Paris will be back soon with new cultural ventures.

Marc Restellini

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