The free exhibition of stage jewelry from the Comédie Française is revealed at the Hôtel Mercy-Argenteau

The Hôtel de Mercy-Argenteau, this magnificent 18th century mansion on the Grands Boulevards side, Paris 9th, is opening its doors to visitors for the first time. Classified as a Historic Monument, this architectural gem has been given a makeover to accommodate the School of Jewelry Arts, a school founded with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels. From June 13 to September 1, 2024, the first free exhibition on the ‘Stage Jewels of the Comédie-Française’ will be revealed. We take you to discover it. Remember to reserve your free entries!

Located at 16 bis boulevard Montmartre, the Mercy-Argenteau Hotel offers a new prestigious setting for the École des Arts Joailliers. What could be more beautiful than this hotel classified as a Historic Monument to accommodate the free exhibitions from school ? After purchasing our tickets online in a few clicks, we head off to discover this hidden treasure that is revealed free to us, on occasion. of his first exhibition on Stage Jewelry from the French Comedy, from June 13 to September 1, 2024.

Founded more than ten years ago with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels, this cultural institution aims to promote jewelry culture throughout the world. In addition to its two Parisian sites, the school organizes nomadic sessions in New York and Tokyo, and has permanent campuses in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Dubai.

When we arrive, nothing but the staircase which climbs towards the exhibition rooms, impresses us. It must be said that the interior layout of theMercy-Argenteau Hotel was entrusted to the talented designer and interior architect Constance Guisset. He was given the task of creating a harmonious space that would highlight the exhibits without overshadowing the historical setting. She designed freestanding picture rails for the party room, created an imposing chandelier for the staircase and integrated elements inspired by cabinets of curiosities in the future bookstore. We are indeed in a lovely marriage between the ancient and the modern.

Exhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealed

The Mercy-Argenteau Hotel, with its rich history and neoclassical architecture, provides an ideal setting for this unique exhibition. Its discreet facade hides a sumptuous interior, testimony to the splendor of the Ancien Régime. The reception rooms, decorated with gilded woodwork and Corinthian porticos, are classified as Historic Monuments. We will be able to admire these architectural treasures while discovering the exceptional jewels of the Comédie-Française.

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Besides the beautiful exhibition space which highlights exceptional jewelry, we have the opportunity to discover rooms reserved for classes and conferences, as well as two spaces entirely dedicated to books: a spacious library and an one-of-a-kind bookstoreThe Carbuncle.

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Exhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealed

Exhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealed

Exhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealed

We now move on to the highlight of the show: the first temporary exhibition proposed by L’École des Arts Joailliers which is devoted to “Stage jewelry from the Comédie-Française“. This unique exhibition brings together more than 120 accessories, works of art and documents from the collections of this famous theater. The jewelry worn by the actors and actresses of the French comedy have always played an essential role in the staging of plays, and this exhibition offers a fascinating insight into the history of these stage adornments.

Exhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealed

Exhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealed

Exhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealed

The journey takes place through 3 rooms in a row, like an immersion behind the scenes of a theater. The first acts highlight the first stage jewelry, often from the actors’ and actresses’ own collections. Then we dive on stage, where costumes and jewelry come to life in all their splendor. Finally, the last part of the exhibition highlights the great figures of the Belle Époque, such as Sarah Bernhardt, Édouard de Max And Miss Bartet, through monumental photographs.

The free exhibition of stage jewelry from the Comédie Française is revealed at the Hôtel Mercy-ArgenteauThe free exhibition of stage jewelry from the Comédie Française is revealed at the Hôtel Mercy-ArgenteauThe free exhibition of stage jewelry from the Comédie Française is revealed at the Hôtel Mercy-ArgenteauThe free exhibition of stage jewelry from the Comédie Française is revealed at the Hôtel Mercy-Argenteau

Exhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealed

Exhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealed

Exhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealedExhibition 'Stage Jewels of the Comédie Française' at the historic Mercy-Argenteau hotel which is revealed

The School of Jewelry Arts, in collaboration with the Comédie-Française, offers a cultural experience that will make your eyes shine, all in a place steeped in history. The house will not stop there since this efree exhibition will be the first in a long series which will allow you to delve into the history of jewelry and marvel at the beauty and elegance of unique jewelry, while masterclasses will offer you the opportunity to explore in small groups the fascinating world of jewelry in magnificent salons.

This is a unique and exceptional exhibition set in a historic setting. Also, don’t wait to book from June 13 to September 1, 2024. Our little nose tells us that the slots are likely to fill up very quickly. Especially since this exhibition is free, only on reservation.

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