DÉCOUVREZ LES 14 MUSÉES DE LA VILLE DE PARIS
The Musée Zadkine is located near the Luxembourg Gardens, nestled amidst the greenery of a garden peopled with sculptures, a charming location dedicated to the memory and the work of Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967), a sculptor of Russian origin, who lived and worked in the house and studios between 1928 and 1967. This museum, opened in 1982, was created through the bequest made by Valentine Prax, the sculptor's widow and herself a painter, to the City of Paris, which was named as the universal legatee of her possessions.
On the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary, having now become accessible to all after a whole year of works, the museum has reopened its doors with a brand-new identity, a new reception area and a more comprehensive presentation of its collections, designed to represent the style of a studio as closely as possible.
In the house and studios where Zadkine and his wife lived and worked for almost fifty years, a new exhibition route awaits the visitor, winding around the garden, a haven of peace and quiet in this place of memory and charm. In the bare spaces restored to their original dimensions, under light shining through the glass roofs, which brings the works to life as the seasons go by, wood, stones and clay create a dialogue in the silence of the studio. A stone’s throw from Montparnasse, where Modigliani, Cendrars, Henry Miller and many others used to congregate, this place devoted to one of the main representatives of the Paris School is an enclave with a Slav influence, just waiting to be discovered or rediscovered.
OPEN EVERYDAY FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM EXCEPT ON MONDAY AND SOME HOLIDAY - CLOSED ON DEC 25TH AND JAN 1ST - OPEN ON APR 16TH AND JUNE 4TH
After the admission desk closes at 5.40 pm no more admission tickets will be issued, and sales of all publications will cease.
FOR THE PREPARATION AND COMFORT OF YOUR VISIT
Please note that the Musée Zadkine has neither a cloakroom, nor anywhere to deposit bulky items including pushchairs and that in accordance with regulatory provisions, large bags (above 40 cm) suitcases and other bulky items, etc., are not permitted within the confines of the museum.
Accessible to persons of reduced mobility.
For the deaf and hard of hearing, French sign language and lip-reading activities are available on request, for groups of a maximum of 15 people.
For the mentally disabled and individual visitors, in day hospitals and specialised institutions: sketching workshops are available, subject to reservation.
For the blind and partially sighted: tactile tours are available, on reservation exclusively, for groups of a maximum of 7 people.