“Ground Control to Major Tom..” it’s time to take off on an artistic adventure which will take you through dimensions both real and imaginary — hosted in the exquisite architectural sanctuary of Paris’ Grand Palais.
An ode to the 50-year anniversary of the first human step on the Moon, this five-part exhibition is a beautiful, curated journey and vibrant celebration of the long history that links humans with this familiar celestial body, through the artworks and objects that embody the countless visions and emotions it has inspired.
Each stage takes visitors on a voyage through time, revealing artistic creations from Antiquity to the modern day, produced mainly in Europe but also by African, Arab and Far Eastern civilisations.
Perfect for: Taking off on another orbit for the weekend, when you’ve had enough of Earth for a day and want to chill out in the gorgeous surroundings of the spacious Grand Palais, daydream a little and get your art on — all in impeccable style. Of course.
Dates & times: 3rd April to 22nd July // From Thursday to Monday from 10 am to 8 pm, Wednesday from 10 am to 10 pm, closed on Tuesdays.
Address: 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France (Google Maps).
Website & program: https://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/moon
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