3 exhibitions to discover in April near the Hotel Mareuil

With Spring starting, it is time to be out and about again and to discover the most beautiful museums in the capital! The Hotel Mareuil suggests to visit these 3 exhibitions in the Marais: “l’Enfance des Lumières” at the Cognacq-Jay museum, “Guernica” at the National Picasso Museum and “David Goldblatt” at Pompidou.

1/ “L’enfance des Lumières” at the Cognacq-Jay museum
This exhibition is dedicated to kids aged from 7 to 11 years old and to their parents. It focuses on the theme of childhood in the 18th century and presents some artworks from the museum’s collections. Staged in the form of a game, it develops different subjects such as the role of family in the child’s identity construction, but also helps discover some games played at the time, as well as health and education.

Exibition “L’Enfance des Lumières”, from April 12th to July 29th 2018.
Open every day, except Mondays, from 10a.m. to 6p.m.
Free entrance.


William Artaud, Les enfants déguisés dit Les Atours, oil on canvas (51×41 cm),
around 1790, Paris, Cognacq-Jay Museum (J 67), © Cognacq-Jay Museum/Roger Viollet

Cognacq-Jay Museum
8, rue Elzévir
75003 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 27 07 21
Metro: Chemin Vert (line 8) or Saint-Paul (line 1).

2/ “Guernica” at the National Picasso Museum
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of ‘’Guernica’’, painted in 1937, the National Picasso Museum, in association with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, tells us the story of this masterpiece. Displayed in Madrid since 1992, this picture is one Pablo Picasso‘s most known paintings. Indeed, it has always been considered a symbol of anti-francoism, anti-fascism and pacifism. This event is available until July 29th, 2018.

Exhibition “Guernica”, from March 27th to July 29th, 2018.
Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:30a.m. to 6p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30a.m. to 6p.m.
Closed on Monday and May 1st, 2018.
Full rate: €12.50 / Concessions: €11 / Free entrance for those under 18.

Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Dora Maar, Paris, 1937, oil on canvas, 92x 65cm National Picasso Museum-Paris, MP158
©Succession Picasso 2018

Musée national Picasso-Paris
5, rue de Thorigny
75003 PARIS
Tel: +33 (0)1 85 56 00 36
Metro: Chemin Vert or Saint-Sébastien-Froissart (line 8).

3/ “David Goldblatt” at the Pompidou Center
For the first time in its history, the Pompidou Center shows the work of the South African photographer David Goldblatt. He is one of the major figures of the engaged documentary. Through his photos, he shows a special look on the social relations during the Apartheid, in particular on their complexity. The exhibition the life and work of the artist, from his first years until his most recent shots as “Intersections”.

Exhibition “David Goldblatt”, from February 21st to May 13th 2018.
Open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11a.m. to 9p.m.
Nocturnal on Thursdays until 11p.m.
Closed on Tuesday and on May 1st, 2018.
Full rate: €14 / Concessions: €11.

DaviD GolDblatt
Shop assistant, Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg 1972
Digital print on gelatin silver paper, 28 x 28 cm
Courtesy David Goldblatt and Goodman Gallery Johannesburg and Cape Town
© David Goldblatt

Centre Pompidou
19, rue Beaubourg
75004 Paris
Tel: +33 (1) 44 78 12 33
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11).