04 Jun 2024 13 Oct 2024

The Taíno and Kalinago of the Caribbean

"The Taíno and Kalinago of the Caribbean" pays tribute to the exhibition presented thirty years ago at the Petit Palais on the initiative of Jacques Chirac, and considered to be a prelude to the birth of the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac.

In 1994, Jacques Chirac commissioned art collector and dealer Jacques Kerchache to curate an exhibition on the art of the Tainos, a people of the Greater Antilles who were overrun by the Spanish conquest. Presented at the Petit Palais, this event dedicated to a little-known art was a resounding success, initiating a change in the general public’s view of non-Western art.

The Tainos and Kalinagos are two inseparable indigenous societies that inhabited the Caribbean before Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492. Despite their virtual disappearance in the 16th century - decimated by disease and forced labour within a decade - many of today’s Caribbean consider themselves to be their descendants.

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  • Curator

    André Delpuech, General Curator of Heritage, School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHSS) – Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris

  • Place:   Atelier Martine Aublet
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 04 June 2024 at Sunday 13 October 2024
  • Closed on monday
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  10:30 am-07:00 pm
    Thursday:  10:30 am-10:00 pm
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Exhibitions
  • Museum ticket entrance
    Full price:  14,00 €
    Reduce rate:  11,00 €

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