Matahoata, Arts and Society in the Marquesas Islands on View at Musée du quai Branly, Paris

Matahoata, Arts and Society in the Marquesas Islands on View at Musée du quai Branly, Paris

Reputed for their rich history and culture, the Marquesas islands have always been a source of inspiration for many talented and creative artists.

Today, Musée du quai Branly gives its visitors the opportunity to discover a selection the best creations that show up the uniqueness of this culture by putting on display MatahoataArts and Society in the Marquesas Islands, from April12th to July 24th, 2016.

Matahoata, Arts and Society in the Marquesas Islands is an exhibition dedicated to those who are eager to discover the popular Polynesian culture, notably the Marquesan one, with its myths, customs, and especially tattoos.

With a rare collection of more than 300 art pieces, including paintings, wood sculptures, and music instruments, visitors will be able to travel in time and space to discover the rich and dynamic combination between ancient and contemporary art in the Marquesas Islands.

Matahoata, Arts and Society in the Marquesas Islands is curated by the professor at Washington State University and the specialist in the Marquesas Islands, Carol ivory.

This exhibition is only a 20-minute walk from Les Grands Hotels Parisiens.

 

Ticket price:

9 euros

Opening hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday: from 11am to 07pm

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: from 11am to 09pm