Musée en herbe, perfect outing with kids

If you happen to be in Paris with children during next half term, here is an idea of outing which is both fun and interesting.

Indeed, Musee en Herbe, the museum where children are welcomed from 2 years old, is hosting a very colorful exhibition which is a retrospective of 40 paintings depicting the studios of some of the most famous artists of the last 150 years: Cézanne, Monet, Matisse, Miro, Warhol.

The paintings were made by Damian Elwesa British-American artist, who dedicates his life and art to the workshops of renowned artists. He works like a detective, visiting important places, researching testimonials, photos, films and clues in order to put himself in the artists shoes. According to Damian Elwes, the way an artist organises his things says as much about him as his paintings themselves. 

I enjoyed almost every single work presented in this exhibition. And I absolutely love the idea of artistic escape-game offering the children to visit the installation in the shoes of detectives. At the entrance, they are given a magnifying glass, a detective hat and a note book and off they go and look for clues. During the visit, children are invited to enter Frida Kahlo studio and play with a jigsaw puzzle which is an autoportrait of Frida Kahlo herself or to dress up with the clothes she used to wear. 

There is plenty to do and see in this exhibition and it's so colorful; I just loved it.

23 rue de l'Arbre-Sec - 75001 Paris
Everyday, from 10am to 7pm (and until 9pm on Thursdays)
Until September 9th, 2018