Rendez-vous chez un artiste

Meet the artist After months of renovation work, the Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner has reopened at last. Located in Paris’s Plaine-Monceau district, a hub for in vogue artists in the late 19th century, the mansion built by the architect Nicolas Félix Escalier (1843-1920) was acquired by Marie Henner in 1921, who turned it into a national museum devoted to her uncle, the painter Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905). The renovation focused in particular on the neo-Renaissance living room and its magnificent coffered ceiling, and on the winter garden that is now bathed in natural light. The paintings were also rearranged throughout the three floors of the building: 300 paintings and drawings, items of furniture and other objects shed new light on the life and times of a 19th-century artist. The Henner museum is one of the many artist studio-houses in Paris, a European capital where this type of museum abounds.

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