Exhibition: Jardins d’Orient

Since April 19th, the esplanade of the Institut du Monde Arabe is welcoming an ephemeral garden realised by the landscaper Michel Péna, on the occasion of its exhibition “Jardins d’Orient”. Real oasis in the heart of Paris, the place presents paths of rose bushes, jasmines, orange trees and palm trees in which we can meander as well as seats where we can enjoy the sun. But adventure doesn’t stop there. Inside the museum, the visitor is invited to enter the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the gardens of the Alhambra in Granada to the Al-Azhar Park in Cairo or in the Test Garden in Algiers. This retrospective unveils the codes and sources of inspiration of the oriental garden and also enables to understand the role that nature plays nowadays, in the world’s big cities. A wonderful event recommended by the Green Hotels Paris, the Eiffel Trocadéro and the Gavarni, which combines beauty of nature with sustainable development and art.

Exhibition “Jardins d’Orient”, from April 19th to September 25th 2016.
Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 7pm.
Closed on Monday and May 1st 2016.
Full rate: €12 / Reduced rate (12-25): €6.

Scene in a Park
, Marguerite Nakhla, around 1940.
Artwork Courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah
© Image courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah

Institut du Monde Arabe (in French)
1, rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard
Place Mohammed V
75005 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 51 38 38
Metro: Jussieu (line 7).

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