Text: Aran Cravey
With over a hundred museums, Paris is the undisputed capital of artistic institutions. And while it can boast more than it’s fair share of publicly funded, pillars of art history, it’s contemporary art funding lags far behind it’s foreign competitors. Which is why entrepreneur and contemporary art enthusiast, Antoine de Galbert took it upon himself to build his a foundation dedicated to not only the exhibition and funding of living artists, but to the dialogue between creative minds from various nations, genres and political points of view. As a professional dealer and private collector, de Galbert understood the complexities of the contemporary art world and saw a need for a galvanizing force between its polarizing sectors.
In 2000, Maison Rouge was founded as a forum for creative discussion of all varieties of artistic creation. As a privately funded foundation, Maison Rouge has the freedom to encourage emerging artists and allow for experimentation in it’s exhibition program.
There is also a charming courtyard and cafe run by Rose Bakery. The Maison Rouge offers not only a space for a refreshing climate, but a new take on some lesser exhibited artistic avenues.
La Maison Rouge
10 Boulevard de la Bastille, 12th
Ph: 01 40 01 08 81
Hours: Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm
Thursday until to 9pm
Métro: Quai de la Rapée (5), Bastille (1, 5, 8)