From April 25 to July 7, 2013, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris — one of France’s most prestigious art schools — will present an exhibition organized within a space of 1,000 square meters. The exhibition is called « L’Ange de l’histoire » (« The Angel of History »), and it will explore the trans-historical manner in which the themes of ruins and debris have infiltrated various art forms.
« L’Ange de l’histoire » will take place in the Palais des Beaux-Arts, a beautiful monument located in central Paris between the Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre. Although these latter two museums are part of almost every tourist’s itinerary, the Palais des Beaux-Arts is an institution that is often left out. For this reason, guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier should take advantage of their close proximity to this less-frequented institution by checking out the exhibition.
« L’Ange de l’histoire » is part of a new initiative of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, which has just re-opened its famous exhibition galleries under their historical name, the « Palais des Beaux-Arts. » This reopening is being marked by special exhibitions that emphasize the strong identity of the celebrated art school.
« L’Ange de l’histoire » is therefore just one part of a larger effort to draw an audience to the Palais des Beaux-Arts. The collection will illustrate the rhetoric of ruins and debris from the 16th century to the 20th century. More exhibitions will be organized throughout the year, with a spotlight being placed on the major role that the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris has played in the development of art and continues to play in today’s contemporary art world.
Palais des Beaux-Arts
13 Quai Malaquais, 75006
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed May 1