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The Institute is the reference place for Giacometti's work and an art history center which includes exhibitions, research and pedagogy
With a surface area of 350 m2, the Giacometti Institute is located at 5 Rue Victor Schœlcher in the 14th arrondissement, the Montparnasse neighbourhood where Giacometti lived and worked throughout his career.
It is housed within the former studio of artist and interior designer Paul Follot, in a listed heritage building, a private mansion in the art deco style, with decors have been preserved and restored
The Giacometti Institute presents:
On a permanent basis, Alberto Giacometti's reconstructed studio includes his furniture, personal objects, walls painted by the artist and exclusive works, some of which have never been exhibited before.
Temporary exhibitions (three to four every year) sheding new light on the artist's work. Artists and writers of his time but also artists of the next generations leading up to contemporary artists.
A graphic arts cabinet provides access to the exceptional collection of the Giacometti Foundation including more than 5,000 drawings, lithographs and personal notebooks of the artist, mostly unpublished.
A space for research composed of a reference library on modern art, partly based on Alberto Giacometti's personal library and a research program in art history at the Ecole des Modernités.
An educational program for the general public, schoolchildren and the disabled public including guided tours and practical workshops.