The new, intimate Giacometti museum in Paris – A first look

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Alberto Giacometti museum, Montparnasse, Paris, reconstructed atelier
Reconstructed studio of Alberto Giacometti on 23m2 including more than 70 original artworks at Institut Giacometti, Paris

Published: June 30, 2018

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Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti has a new exhibition space in Paris. Hosted in an Art Nouveau villa, this museum shows a reconstruction of his legendary studio, including furniture and walls on which he left numerous sketches. The new space is located in the former artists’ district of Montparnasse, just a few blocks from the original Parisian studio, where Giacometti worked from 1926 until his death in 1966.

Some of the artworks are very fragile and have never been shown in public. This project is initiated by the Fondation Giacometti, which owns the largest Giacometti collection worldwide.

Alberto Giacometti in his studio, Rue Hippolyte-Maindron, Paris, 1957
Alberto Giacometti in his studio, Rue Hippolyte-Maindron, Paris, 1957
Photo: Robert Doisneau/robert-doisneau.com

Location

Address Giacometti Institute, 5 Rue Victor Schoelcher, 75014 Paris
Hours The Institute is open by an online reservation system
Visit Métro ligne 4 et 6 : Raspail ou Denfert-Rochereau; RER B : Denfert-Rochereau; Bus ligne : 38, 68, 88, ou 91

Photos

Alberto Giacometti museum, Montparnasse, Paris, outside
Exterior of the Art Nouveau villa which hosts the Institut Giacometti, Paris

Institut Giacometti, Paris, Photo Marc Domage
Institut Giacometti, Paris
Photo: Marc Domage, Giacometti Estate (Giacometti Foundation + ADAGP) Paris, 2018/fondation-giacometti.fr

Institut Giacometti, Paris, Photo Marc Domage
Institut Giacometti, Paris
Photo: Marc Domage, Giacometti Estate (Giacometti Foundation + ADAGP) Paris, 2018/fondation-giacometti.fr

Institut Giacometti, Paris
Institut Giacometti, Paris
Photo: Marc Domage, Giacometti Estate (Giacometti Foundation + ADAGP) Paris, 2018/fondation-giacometti.fr

Institut Giacometti, Paris, Photo Marc Domage 3
Institut Giacometti, Paris
Photo: Marc Domage, Giacometti Estate (Giacometti Foundation + ADAGP) Paris, 2018/fondation-giacometti.fr

Alberto Giacometti - Femmes de Venise
Alberto GiacomettiFemmes de Venise, 1956, Institut Giacometti, Paris

Alberto Giacometti - Portrait of Jean Genet, 1954-1955, Oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm
Alberto GiacomettiPortrait of Jean Genet, 1954-1955, Oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm, Institut Giacometti, Paris

Alberto Giacometti - Institut Giacometti, Paris - interior
Interior of Institut Giacometti, Paris

Alberto Giacometti - Institut Giacometti, Paris - interior
Interior of Institut Giacometti, Paris

Alberto Giacometti - Institut Giacometti, Paris - sculpture
Alberto Giacometti, Institut Giacometti, Paris

Alberto Giacometti - Institut Giacometti, Paris, Art Noveau Villa
Interior of Institut Giacometti, Paris

Alberto Giacometti - Institut Giacometti, Paris - installation view
Installation view, Institut Giacometti, Paris

Alberto Giacometti - Institut Giacometti, Paris - drawing 1
Alberto Giacometti drawing, Institut Giacometti, Paris

Alberto Giacometti - Institut Giacometti, Paris - drawing 2
Alberto Giacometti drawing, Institut Giacometti, Paris

Alberto Giacometti - Institut Giacometti, Paris - letter
Alberto Giacometti letter, Institut Giacometti, Paris

Alberto Giacometti - Institut Giacometti, Paris - sculpture 1
Alberto Giacometti sculpture, Institut Giacometti, Paris

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