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An anthropological journey around the world via art and artifacts

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  • See a permanent collection of engaging artworks, offering you a glimpse into cultures from around the world
  • Architect Jean Nouvel designed the museum's interior to be free of barriers and railings. The result is an immersive experience into other cultures
  • With an actual body of more than 3,500 pieces, the museum frequently changes temporary exhibitions, meaning there's always something new on display here


Who is gazing?
Now on  - Nov 1, 2020  ( ends in 6 days )

Photography, videos, installations – connected yet disparate art forms. Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is bringing them all together under one exciting exhibition that delves into the links between various visual media from a diversity of perspectives.

Who is gazing? presents 26 non-European artists from a variety of backgrounds. Young and emerging talents across the spectrum of visual art will explore all the different ways of seeing... well, different ways of seeing – which will, in turn, tell us about our relationship to the self and the world around us.

The works allude to our relationship to images, our perception of the world, and representations of the self (The Black Photo Album / Look at me: 1880-1950 by South African-born Santu Mofokeng), of landscapes and territories (works by Carlos Garaicoa, Heba Y. Amin, Mario Garcia Torres), and the rewriting of political and historical narratives (The Indian Project: Rebuilding History du mexicain Yoshua Okon).

The Olmecs and the Civilizations of the Gulf of Mexico
Now on  - Jul 25, 2021

It might be a while before you get to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to soak up the history and cultures of Mexico. Luckily, the Musée du quai Branly is bringing a mysterious Mesoamerican civilization to you through its latest exhibition, The Olmecs and the Civilizations of the Gulf of Mexico.

Take this foray into pre-Columbian culture, and embark on a journey of discovery through over three millennia of ancient history, following the little-known timeline of Mexico's first major civilization.

A long-forgotten culture until its rediscovery in the second half of the 19th century, the Olmec civilization was artistic in character, a trait spotlighted across 300 surviving artifacts. Many on show here are being enjoyed outside Mexico for the first time.

Delve into the complexity and diversity of Olmec tradition – its language, art, and politics – from its rise around 1500 BCE, through its heyday, and to its subsequent demise around 400 BCE.


In the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is full of masks, musical instruments, weapons, ceremonial artifacts, paintings, tapestries and more. Outside the building is quite a sight to behold. Inside, discover art and artifacts from civilizations around the world.

From Vancouver to Vanuatu and Uluru to Uganda, the collection here brilliantly illustrates the richness of global cultural diversity. Foregoing the more well-known and studied European civilizations, the permanent collection at Musée du quai Branly spans Oceania, Asia, Africa and the America, and stretches all the way back to the Neolithic period.

Outside, the exterior of Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac features a vertical garden, enormous multicolored blocks, and a series of towers that look like the inside of a radiator. Step inside to find thousands of art and artifacts that will transport you around the globe.

Peculiar architecture and astonishing anthropological artifacts, the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac is a haven for curious minds.

As French President Jacques Chirac said at the dedication: "May the visitors who pass through the doors of the Musée du quai Branly be filled with emotion and wonderment."

Insider tip

The café in the gardens is a great spot to view the Eiffel Tower in relative peace. And the restaurant on the terrace of the museum is a special spot for a memorable night out in Paris.

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What's included

Access to the permanent collection and the temporary exhibition(s) in the Mezzanine and Garden Gallery
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Getting There

  • Train: RER C to Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel
  • Metro: Line 9 to Iéna or Alma Marceau; line 6 to Bir-Hakeim or line 8 to École Militaire

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 19:00
Thursday 10:30 - 19:00
Friday 10:30 - 19:00
Saturday 10:30 - 19:00
Sunday Closed

How to get there

Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
37,Quai Branly, 75007, Paris
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Ratings & reviews

based on 249 reviews
Sep 30, 2020
It was great. No problem
Feb 20, 2020
No Mona Lisa here, but a stunning collection of art from around the world that will make your eyes pop out of your head. It makes you see how formulaic much of Western art is, and why Picasso was...
No Mona Lisa here, but a stunning collection of art from around the world that will make your eyes pop out of your head. It makes you see how formulaic much of Western art is, and why Picasso was so excited to discover the masks of West Africa.
Feb 11, 2020

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