Having kept its studio atmosphere, the Musée Bourdelle offers a complete immersion into the life and work of the sculptor.
Home, studio and creative centre of the productive sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, the Musée Bourdelle is nestled in the heart of Montparnasse and was inaugurated in 1949, twenty years after his death. From the great hall dedicated to plaster work – which was added in 1961 – the studio and its mezzanine, through to the wing built by architect Christian de Portzamparc in 1992, the master’s work and his creative process are presented through a hundred selected works.
In this exhibition showcasing sandstone, Ponze and clay sculptures, numerous drawings, archival documents and photographs, you will be able to discover the secrets of an artist who was notably an assistant of Rodin and the teacher of Giacometti, Matisse and Maillol.
The sculpture gardens, one inside and the other overlooking the street, offer superb stopping off points where you can admire works such as Héraklès archer or Centaure mourant.
An invigorating walk to discover the artist’s studio and gardens.