Sunday, June 25, 2006

New Paris museum features items from Rapa Nui

Two recent articles discuss Paris's newest museum, the Musee du Quai Branly, which features artwork from Rapa Nui.

Sex, Birth, Death and God
An intriguing new museum in Paris helps explain Picasso's life-changing fascination with primal art.
By Christopher Dickey
Newsweek International
July 3-10, 2006 issue

Last week many of the pieces that first fascinated Picasso were revealed at the opening of the vast new Musée du Quai Branly on the banks of the Seine, along with thousands of other works from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. They make up the most spectacular permanent exhibition of non-Western art ever assembled: some 3,500 pieces are on display, with another 300,000 stored in the basement.

Read the full article:
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13528596/site/newsweek/

The museum that Jacques built
By Robert Graham
Financial Times
Published: June 23 2006 10:44 Last updated: June 23 2006 10:44

Quai Branly has opted for a bold, eclectic mix of anthropology, ethnography and art history drawing on the collections of the two museums, which have now been closed. Inheriting such a huge store of objects - from a giant Easter Island sculpture to a store of 700,000 photographs - has led to a further innovation.

Read the full article:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/6a0e5832-01ba-11db-a141-0000779e2340.html

Visit the museum's website:
http://www.quaibranly.fr/index.php?id=accueil&L=1

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