Exhibition: Chefs-d’œuvre d’Afrique

For its new exhibition, the musée Dapper, located close to the Green Hotels Paris (the Eiffel Trocadéro and the Gavarni), shows around 130 exceptional pieces with “Chefs-d’œuvre d’Afrique” (“Masterpieces from Africa”). Masks, weapons, jewellery, statues, statuettes, and even altars illustrate the traditional arts of Western and Central Africa, from Mali, Benin, Gabon or Cameroon. These objects with aesthetic design also embody moments of life of different population where they have been created. Among them: initiation rituals of teenagers or mature men in order to increase their knowledge, as technical as esoteric, the development of lands’ fertility, the cares, the women’s fertility or the homages to the ancestors. This interesting retrospective can be visited until July 2016.

“Chefs-d’oeuvre d’Afriqueˮexhibition (“Masterpieces from Africa”), from September 30th 2015 to June 17th 2016.
Open daily, except on Tuesday and Thursday, from 11am to 7pm.
Full rate: €6 / Concession: €4 / Free for those under 26.

Eyema byeri reliquary figures, Gabon. 56cm. Wood and pigments.
Musée Dapper - © Archives Musée Dapper – Hughes Dubois Photo.

Musée Dapper
35 bis, rue Paul Valéry
75116 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 00 91 75
Metro: Victor Hugo (line 2) or Charles de Gaulle-Etoile (lines 1 and 6).

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