The Giacometti Institute

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  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Library
  • Education programmes
  • Conferences

The studio of artist Alberto Giacometti within the former home of architect Paul Follot.

Opened in June 2018, The Giacometti Institute was created by the Giacometti Foundation to promote and preserve the work of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966).

The Institute has a unique history; sightseers can visit the perfectly conserved reconstruction of Giacometti's Studio within the former home of artist and interior designer Paul Follot (1877-1941).

The house itself is a heritage listed mansion in the Art Deco style. Giacometti's studio was reconstructed within the space after being persevered by his widow Annette Giacometti. The studio includes Giacometti's original furniture and the renowned murals painted by the artist.

Today the Giacometti Institute is at once an exhibition space, a key reference venue for the work of Giacometti and an art history research centre dedicated to modern artistic practices. The Institute also presents an ambitious programme of temporary exhibitions, each dedicated to certain aspects of Giacometti's work, his relationships with the artists and writers of his day, as well as his influence on subsequent generations.

  • Porthmeor Studios - a working studio formally used by Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Patrick Heron (1920-1999) and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004).
  • Musée Zadkine - A 'garden and pavilion' in the heart of Montparnasse where Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) worked on his sculptures.
  • Hortamuseum - the open plan home of Art Nouveau proponent Victor Horta (1861-1947).


5 Rue Victor Schoelcher


 +33 1 87 89 76 77


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Opening times:

Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Admission fees

Full rate €8.50

Reduced rates €3.00 - €5.00

Free entry for journalists and ICOM members

Online booking is recommended

Accurate as of January 2019

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