Pushed back for more than a year for obvious reasons, there’s finally a fixed date for the grand opening of la Bourse de Commerce, the new museum showcasing the Pinault Collection – Saturday 22nd May 2021!
The Bourse de commerce has been closed to the public for quite a few years now. Situated at the end of Les Halles in the centre of the city, its repurposing as a museum was announced back in April 2016 and the work took a very long time, but the opening date is now decided and we can’t wait to discover this amazing building and the art it contains.
Weirdly, the building was actually private property, and to woo François Pinault (who also has a venue in Venice for his art collection), the Paris City Council bought it for 86 million euros and is renting it back to Pinault for fifty years.
With 3.000m2 available in the beautiful space, the idea is to present ten exhibitions a year, delving into the vast collection of billionaire François Pinault, thought to be the fifth most wealthy man in France, and considered by many as one of the ten most important art collectors in the world.
A gastronomic restaurant (and café) run by Michel and Sébastien Bras, called La Halle aux grains, is finally going to be able to open (after a year of waiting!) on the third floor, serving non-stop from midday to midnight, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
For the moment, there isn’t any more info about exactly what will be presented, or how, what admission will cost, the opening hours, etc. but this should all arrive shortly. We’ll be sure to keep you posted!
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La Bourse de Commerce, the Pinault collection (here) opens 22nd May 2021
Nouveau jusqu’à la trame— Bourse de Commerce — Pinault Collection (@BourseCommerce) April 29, 2021
Les tapis et tissus, à la trame abstraite et ocrée, ont été imaginés par @Bouroullec. Tissés au cours de l’année passée dans le Nord de la France, ils s’apprêtent à accueillir les visiteurs. pic.twitter.com/Tta0hSkoir