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Keep Your Head in the Clouds at the Musée du Montparnasse
From 10 February 2014 to 18 May 2014
Science and art unite in the sky
In the 15th arrondissement, a dreamy new exhibit will have visitors floating in air. The exhibit is called 'La tête dans les nuages,' or 'Head in the Clouds.' Originally conceived by the Musée de la Poste, the exhibit is taking place at the Musée du Montparnasse due to the former museum's renovations.
Therefore, at the Musée du Montparnasse, visitors can see clouds in both an artistic and scientific way. For example, the exhibition includes designs from scientific studies and extracts from atlases. At the same time, the museum offers interpretations of clouds created by five contemporary artists.
These artists reflect on the poetry and intangible qualities of clouds, while scientific studies show how this atmospheric phenomenon is grounded in facts and logic. Since the 19th century, scientists have made the diversity of clouds a subject of study, classifying them thanks to aerostats and satilites. At the same time, artists have always seen clouds as the object of dreams and whimsy, giving us access to worlds beyond our imagination.
As a result, visitors to Paris can see these two different visions of the same phenomenon at the Musée du Montparnasse in the 15th arrondissement.