The Guimet Museum was born from the great project of the industrialist, Emile Guimet (1836-1918), to create a museum of the religions of Egypt, classical antiquity and Asian countries. Travels in Egypt, Greece, then a world tour in 1876, with stages in Japan, China and India allowed him to gather important collections that he presented to Lyon from 1879. Reopened in January 2001 after four years of work, the Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet deploys its collections of Asian arts (India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Nepal and Tibet) which are among the richest people in the world.

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Infinis d'Asie - Jean-Baptiste Huynh

20 February 2019 20 May 2019
For this new photographic event, the MNAAG invites Jean-Baptiste Huynh and his unique view of Asia. In a refined and timeless scenography, conceived by the artist himself, there is an ordered, intimate and introspective work through portraits, nudes, the mineral and vegetable universe, or the emblematic spiritual symbols of the countries with which he has been familiar for over twenty years. The face, the gaze, the...

Fables of the East. Miniaturists, artists and adventurers at the court of Lahore

20 February 2019 27 May 2019
A set of illustrations that reveals a surprising aspect of Indian pictorial production by a Lahore painter, Imam Bakhsh, in the 19th century. Among them, 60 miniatures of the Fables de la Fontaine, thanks to the exceptional loan from the Château-Thierry Museum, constitute a first anthology. Paintings from the Punjab school are added to the fables: portraits of maharajahs, royal dignitaries, landscapes, intended to...

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