Christian Lacroix curates show at Paris’s Musée Cognacq-Jay

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After a number of months undergoing refurbishment, the Musée Cognacq-Jay will reopen later this month with an exhibition curated by Christian Lacroix. 

The musuem was first established in 1928 by Ernest Cognacq (the founder of the famed La Samaritaine department store) and his wife Marie-Louis Jay, and then moved to its current location in the Marais, inside the 16th century Hôtel Donon in the 1990s.

Now, Lacroix has curated an exhibition of pieces from over 40 contemporary artists, who respond to ten key themes from the museum’s collections. The designer was also asked to reinterpret the ‘guiding narrative of the space’ which explores art and design during the Age of Englightenment. A supporter of contemporary and classical culture, Lacroix has previously collaborated with the Paris National Opera on costumes for “Le Palais de Cristal,” a ballet by George Balanchine among other productions. 

The exhibition will take place from November 19 to April 19 open to the public and priced at €8. 

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