TRAVEL CYCLE: Gulbenkian by himself: in the intimacy of the famous collector

with the Louis Vuitton City Guide Lisbon


CultureSecrets and the Louis Vuitton City Guide offer you a journey around the world in Paris over the course of the seasons, a discovery of the arts and cultures through museums and major institutions. Today, we're heading for Lisbon! The Al Thani Collection Foundation, the Centre des Monuments Nationaux and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation present the exhibition Gulbenkian par lui-même: dans l'intimité d'un collectionneur, in the gallery dedicated to temporary exhibitions. The exhibition is organised as part of the France-Portugal 2022 Season.

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The exhibition Gulbenkian by himself: in the intimacy of a collector unveils a group of 90 works of art, carefully selected from the masterpieces of this collection. Their often small size encourages delicate handling and testifies to the meticulousness of the connoisseur-collector. Through these objects, the exhibition explores five principles that guided the collector Calouste Gulbenkian (1869-1955) for some sixty years: intimacy, preciousness, craftsmanship, diversity of provenance and rarity. The objects are displayed in six groups and are complemented by a selection of paintings and textiles on the gallery walls.

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As the years went by, Calouste Gulbenkian worried about the future of his works. While most of th

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Practice info:

Friday 30 September at 6 pm
Hôtel de la Marine
2 pl Concorde, 75008 Paris 
Your name will be placed on a list at the entrance of the event. 

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