Why is it worth it? Because it’s the grand reopening of this 18th century historic museum in Le Marais, Musée Cognac-Jay, this November 19, 2014. With a special exhibition «Lumières (Enlightenment): Carte blanche à Christian Lacroix», one of the most talented French fashion designers of our time.
This exhibition focuses on “the costume”, a theme the designer excels at. His own choices of works and frames for this special occasion will revisit art and design from the Age of Enlightenment (or Age of Reason, in the 18th century).
What the director of the museum thinks of this exhibition? “The carte blanche that we gave him marks a highlight in the history of the Musée Cognacq-Jay. The temporary exhibition that he has curated combines contemporary works with historical exhibits and is an opportunity to reconsider our perspective of the Age of Enlightenment, its promises and disappointments, by inviting visitors to explore and reflect upon its legacy”.
When? Open from 10am to 6pm, from Tuesday to Sunday. Until April 19, 2015.
What to do after or before your visit? Check out our exclusive “A day in Le Marais” to find the best places for your artsy/trendy visit of this neighbourhood.
8, rue Elzevir
Metro stops: Saint-Paul (Line 1), Chemin-Vert (Line 8), Rambuteau (Line 4)
Bus: 29, 69, 76, 96