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til 9:30pm Thurs
Opened in 2006
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Moai removed from Cook's Bay, Easter Island in 1872, now at Musée du Quai Branly in Paris
February 2009, photo by guillom
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The Musée du Quai Branly (or, the Quai Branly Museum, for us English-types) is a new museum dedicated to non-Western art, from Oceania, the Americas and Africa. The museum has a large, permanent collection of Oceanic art from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, New Zealand, and more. The artefacts in this colletion are traditional and not Polynesian Pop, but are an excellent example of the influences that Polynesian Pop grew out of.
From June 24-September 28, 2014, the museum is hosting a special exhibition, "Tiki Pop," curated by Sven Kirsten, author of The Book of Tiki and Tiki Modern. Kirsten has collected specimens of Polynesian Pop culture to tell the story of the rise, fall, and rebirth of American Polynesian idealism. To complement the exhibit, a companion book and documentary are also being produced.
The museum is very near the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.