With a progressive deconfinement, Paris based museums, both small and large, are reopening with new sanitary measures in place. While Covid-19 still circules, the French capital prepares for a summer cultural season never the less. Cultural institutions, closed since mid-March, regardless of their size, have all had to reflect on how to reopen in the context of Covid-19, allowing for a gradual return to cultural life in Paris.
In the course of the government’s announcements and new instructions from the French Ministry of Culture, museums, galleries and foundations can now organise their return and invent a new summer cultural season that is more attractive and different than ever. This excellent news was announced on May 28th by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in his speech on phase two of the deconfinement.
The month of June brings not only the opening of restaurants, but also the return of cultural life while visitors are required to wear masks within the premises.
Several phases are planned for the reopening of Paris’s cultural hot spots. The Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation, the Quai Branly Museum and the Atelier des Lumières are already accessible by reservation and wearing the compulsory mask. Approximately, June 15, the Palais de Tokyo as well as the Bourdelle Museum, the Catacombs and the Cartier Foundation will reopen their doors to visitors. During the 3rd week of June, the Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre Museum join the list, extending their temporary exhibitions throughout the summer. The Grand Palais is scheduled to reopen on July 1st with the extension of the “Pompeii“ exhibition through September 2nd.
In addition to museums, gallery life is activating throughout the city. After the cancellation the 23rd edition of Art Paris, which was to be held in the new structure of the ephemeral Grand Palais on the Champ-de-Mars, designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, gallerists are showing their artists in June throughout the city. Emmanuel Perrotin hosts a collective exhibitions of works from some 26 galleries that were unable to participate in the Art Paris 2020 event starting May 23rd. In the same spirit, MR Agency opened its doors to galleries and artists during the month of June. From June 3 to 21, Ariane C-Y Gallery presents the exhibition “Urgemment, Patiemment“ at MR80 Gallery. A few steps from Turenne Street, the Anne Barrault Gallery exhibits ” Be my guest ” from May 29th to June 27th at Archives Street.
Are you in Paris this June? Take the opportunity to come and enjoy the beginning of the summer season in the heart of the Marais.