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Exhibition The Moon

3 April to 22 July 2019
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Exhibition The Moon
Exhibition The Moon
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am-8pm Wednesday: 10am-10pm Closed on Tuesdays Last entry to tills: 45 minutes before closing Last entry to the exhibition: 30 minutes before closing Visitors will be asked to leave the exhibition rooms starting 15 minutes before closing

The Moon, Grand Palais

All the facets of the Moon in a major exhibition

To celebrate 50 years since man first set foot on the Moon, the Grand Palais is holding a large exhibition in honour of our satellite. Far from putting an end to our dreams of space, the Apollo 11 mission revived them with the birth of new ideas.

This exhibition at the Grand Palais aims to show the different visions, be they scientific, religious, political or artistic, that humans have had of this fascinating celestial body from Antiquity to the present day. 

The exhibition opens with the real Moon voyage and the scientific advances that made it possible, starting from the first drawings of the Moon and the observations of Galileo. But this objective reality hasn’t always existed!

At first personified, even deified, the Moon has long occupied an important place in the beliefs of various peoples. Thanks to 190 works of art (sculptures, photographs, paintings, videos, etc.), including some by major artists such as Auguste Rodin and Marc Chagall, this exhibition at the Grand Palais presents the Moon’s many facets and its perception both before and after 1969.

Ever-changing, tender and disturbing by turns, the Moon sometimes takes the form of a man like in Egypt and modern Hinduism, and sometimes takes the form of a woman like in Ancient Rome.
If there is one thing that the Moon has always made people feel, it’s inspiration. The exhibition The Moon closes by contemplating our satellite and its impact on the arts in both the past and the present.

Free entry:
Free entry to the exhibition is granted to the following groups upon presentation of valid ID:
- Under 16s
- Disabled visitors and the person accompanying them
- Receivers of French welfare benefits
- Holders of the Club Entreprises du Grand Palais card and the person accompanying them

Please note:
Access for visitors with reduced mobility:
     • Avenue du Général Eisenhower - Door B - for exhibitions in the National Galleries
     • Avenue Winston-Churchill for exhibitions in the Nave and the South-East Gallery
- Pushchairs are not permitted in the exhibition rooms and must be left in the cloakroom.
- Baby carriers available upon request.
- Suitcases, travel bags and backpacks larger than 42x30x20 cm are forbidden, and visitors carrying them may be refused entry to the museum.

In accordance with the national Vigipirate system, please be aware that security checks at the entrance to the museum will add to waiting times. For this reason, priority access cannot be guaranteed when the museum is very busy.

Times

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am-8pm
Wednesday: 10am-10pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Last entry to tills: 45 minutes before closing
Last entry to the exhibition: 30 minutes before closing
Visitors will be asked to leave the exhibition rooms starting 15 minutes before closing

Highlights

- Over 190 works exhibited
- From Antiquity to contemporary art
- Paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos and original works created for the exhibition

Access

Grand Palais - National Galleries
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris

Station - Champs-Elysées Clémenceau (Lines 1 and 13)
Station - Franklin D. Roosevelt (Lines 1 and 9)
Station - Invalides (RER C)

Lines 42, 73 : Stop Champs-Elysées Clémenceau
Line 93 : Stop Grand Palais
Line 83 : Stop Invalides
Line 43 : Stop Saint-Augustin-la-Boetie
Line 45 : Stop Madeleine
Lines 28, 52 et 80 : Stop Rond-point des Champs-Elysées

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