Musee National Jean-Jacques Henner, Paris

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The Muséum national Jean-Jacques Henner is an art museum dedicated to the works of painter Jean-Jacques Henner (1829–1905), and located in the 17th arrondissement at 43, avenue de Villiers, Paris, France. It is currently closed for construction work expected to continue until May 2016.
The museum in housed within an 1878 mansion, formerly owned by the painter Guillaume Dubufe, acquired by Henner's niece in 1921. It was inaugurated as a museum in 1924, and became a national museum in 1943. Today the museum contains a large collection of paintings and drawings by Alsatian painter Jean-Jacques Henner, including some 1,000 sketches, documents, and souvenirs distributed in seven rooms on four floors of exhibition space. The collection includes more than 130 portraits, as well as mythical themes and figures in dream landscapes that approached Symbolism. Many studies are displayed with finished paintings, together with descriptions by major critics of the day.
November 7, 2009 - March 2 29 2010 : "Francisco de Goya's La Tauromaquia". June 2 - September 6, 2010 : "Visions on Henner's art of drawing". February 1 - July 2, 2012 : “From impression to dream: Henner’s Landscapes”.
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  • This is one of the lesser-known museums in Paris. The art of Jean-Jacques Henner is unique. Amazingly, we had the whole museum to ourselves and very much enjoyed our time discovering this...  more »
  • located near the parc Monceau and the Malesherbes Subway station, it s a tiny museum, Henner was a painter, he has his own style, the building is quite nicest but empty, that give a weird ambiance...  more »
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  • Quiet and not too crowded museum. The venue is more interesting than the paintings themselves. But it is my personal opinion. This workshop-type house has French ceiling and old wooden staircases which create a home-like atmosphere. A peculiar spot in Paris.
  • Beautiful building, free for under 26, feels like being in the home of this not so famous yet very talented painter! If you are tired of mai stream museums in Paris try swinging by this one!
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