MICHEL BASSOMPIERRE – FRAGILES COLOSSES

From 30/04/2021 to 18/10/2021
Exhibition location
Jardin des Plantes
Prairie de l’Amphithéâtre Verniquet
47 ou 57 rue Cuvier
75005 Paris


Press release
Just a few more days!
J-27

From 31 April to 18 October, the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle is hosting five monumental works by animal sculptor Michel Bassompierre in the Jardin des Plantes.

The bears and gorillas on display are emblematic of endangered species. Their habitats, forests and ice floes, are being damaged by the pressure of human climate change. With their extinction, the ecosystems of these plant and animal species are also at risk. 

The exhibition of these works aims to raise awareness of the beauty, diversity and fragility of the living world, under the scientific guidance of the primatologist Sabrina KRIEF, professor at the Museum.

To see these sculptures, access is free and the place is open every day from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.

 
Les Saumons N°1
150x208x96cm
 
Le Dominant N°5
200x137x187cm 
 
Le Miel N°5
200x167x136cm 
 
La Banquise N°2
200x141x159cm 
 
Dos argenté n°7
200x215x119cm 
 
with Nicolas HULOT

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