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Address: 28, Place Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 68 02 01
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10:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Tue 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

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An intelligently-run, non-traditional museum

We visited the Pinacothèque for the first time yesterday, rather wondering why someone would create a private art museum in Paris in the 21st century. We enjoyed our visit to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 1, 2015
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

This small museum, easily found behind la Madeleine, is a real treasure if you are attracted to one on all of the special exhibits that they present each year. . I have been very priviledged to see their Mexican jade mask, their Modigiiani, their Klimpt, and their World of Cleopatra. All exceptional and worth the 2 hr. visit. In addition,... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

We visited the Pinacothèque for the first time yesterday, rather wondering why someone would create a private art museum in Paris in the 21st century. We enjoyed our visit to the current exhibit on Leondardo da Vinci, based on the Codex Atlanticus and on models made recently from his designs. The Pinacotheque exists primarily to display touring exhibits, so all... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

There are 2 pinacotheques exhibition halls in Paris . We visited the Pinacotheque 2 which is the newest one of the two. It is also of a more pleasant setting with fewer labyrinths rooms where you have to fight your way to move. The exhibits ( from Rubens to van Dyck ) were well displayed with great explanations . The... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

While the tittle overstates the times form these two painters, the show was exquisite. Much of the work was about Flemish floral paintings as well as portraiture. It demonstrates the advances state of imagery while the Dutch were ascending in the world economy and how that wealth generated so much great art. An exhibit, while small, well worth seeing.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

From Rubens to to Van Dyck is what attracted us this time. This is Pinacotheque 2, a space that is somewhat more comfortable than the original. But the price, for the 50 something works seen, was not worth it. Two really good works, the rest just okay. In the permanent collection (same ticket) there are some interesting things, but nothing... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was opened in 2007, as the first privat museum. Since than they organize temporary exhibitions, in very high quality. Now they had an exhibition about the Viennaise secession and Klimt. We have seen already various exhibitions and they were well organized and good. The complaint from some reviewer that it is overcrowded is true, but in comparison to Museé... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

It’s impossible not to sympathize with the reviewers who complain about the crowds here, but that shouldn’t keep you away: this is a thoughtful little show that sets Klimt’s work in the context of the Viennese Secession (a revolutionary event every bit as important as the Impressionist movement). Juxtapositions of his work and the work of his influential contemporaries highlight... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2015

Street art expo was good, but a bit out of context. Klimt expo is a rip off. Only 2 originals. For the price, not worth it

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2015

Long lines to buy a ticket, pretty crowded, but well worth it. This was head and shoulders above any other exhibition we saw in Paris. Go.

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a place you definitely do not want to go: expensive, crowded and misleading! I've seen a number of their exhibitions and every single time it was a disappintment (Goya, Klimt...). Their communication and advertising services are very skilled: every time they sell a famous artist but when you get there the artists' works are few and far between.... More 

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