Exhibition: Enquêtes vagabondes, le voyage illustré d’Emile Guimet en Asie

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, the musée Guimet launches its new exhibition: “Enquêtes vagabondes, le voyage illustré d’Emile Guimet en Asie” (“Wandering investigations, the illustrated travel of Emile Guimet in Asia”). Until March 12th, 2018, the public is invited to discover the amazing epic of Emile Guimet (1838-1918), who travelled from United States to China, from India to Japan, to Europe with the painter and illustrator Félix Régamey (1844-1907). Photographs, drawings, paintings, personal objects, large format canvas and correspondences unveil his fantastic journey. This travel will lead to open a museum, the musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet, in Lyon, and then in Paris, thanks to the several patches from his journey. This remarkable event is to discover a few minutes walk-away from the Green Hotels Paris, the Eiffel Trocadéro and the Gavarni.

Exhibition “Enquêtes vagabondes, le voyage illustré d’Emile Guimet en Asie”, from December 6th, 2017 to March 12th, 2018.
Open every day, unless on Monday, from 10a.m. to 6p.m.
Closed on December 25th, 2017 and on January 1st, 2018.
Full price: €11,50 / Reduce rate: €8,50 / Free for those under 18.

Enquêtes vagabondes, le voyage illustré d’Emile Guimet en Asie, from Wednesday December 6th, 2017 until Monday March, 12th 2018:
Émile Guimet in front of a bonze with Kondo as an interpreter
Félix Élie Régamey (1844-1907)
Oil on canvas, 1877/1878
180 x 135 cm EG2531
© RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Mathieu Rabeau

Musée national des Arts asiatiques – Musée Guimet (website in French)
6, place d’Iéna
75016 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 56 52 53 00
Metro: Iéna (line 9) or Pont de l’Alma (RER C).

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