UNESCO Sponsors “Nuit européenne des musées” and Honors the Dominican Republic


In Paris, France, UNESCO is sponsoring the event called “Nuit européenne des musées” [European Night of Museums], which takes place on Saturday, May 17, 2014. This year’s event honors the Dominican Republic and will exhibit works by Dominican artists Jorge Pineda and Polibio Díaz.

The Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs. Irina Bokova, has renewed the Organization’s patronage to the “Nuit européenne des musées” for the sixth consecutive year. UNESCO is once again involved with this cultural event of great scope, which aims to make culture accessible to everyone by opening the doors to museums and cultural institutions to the general public free of charge.

This year, UNESCO will celebrate the Dominican Republic, partner of the Organization for the 2014 edition. The public will have the opportunity to discover the work of Dominican artists Jorge Pineda and Polibio Díaz. Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience the modern architecture of the Organization’s buildings and part of the works in its art collection, including those by Appel, Giacometti, Picasso, Miró, Calder, Erró, and Chillida. Visits will be held from 8:00pm to midnight (last entrance time) with guided visits offered in French, English and Spanish (enter at 125 avenue de Suffren, Paris 7).

For more information, see http://www.nuitdesmusees.culture.fr/unesco/

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