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Monday November 29th 2021


Dapper Museum

Dapper Museum

Dapper Museum

The Musée Dapper was inaugurated in May 1986 in a hôtel particulier at 35, rue Paul Valéry in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.
Museum of African art, the Musée Dapper presents arts of Africa, Caribbean Islands and also arts from African Diasporas: Afro-American, Afro-European and Latin America.
In addition to exhibitions, the museum is equipped with an auditorium in which are organized various events: conferences, round table conferences, literary meetings, film screening, shows…
The Dapper editions, associated to the museum, publish books linked to the exhibitions, and generally books on African themes.

lines 1 and 6: stations Kléber or Charles de Gaulle – Etoile
line 2: Victor Hugo

RER A: Charles de Gaulle – Etoile

35, rue Paul Valéry
75116 Paris

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Opening hours & Contact
Open every day from 11 am to 7 pm, except Tuesday.

Phone: +
Have a look to the website of the Musée Dapper by clicking here.



Animal: from October 11, 2007 to July 20, 2008
Gabon, presence of the spirits: from September 20, 2006 to July 22, 2007
Sénégal contemporain / Masks, 50 faces: from April 27 to July 13, 2006
Brazil, the African heritage: from September 22, 2005 to March 26, 2006
Body signs: from September 24, 2004 to July 17, 2005
Head fineries: from September 25, 2003 to July 11, 2004

You can find further information about all former exhibitions (all in French) by clicking here.


Womein in arts of Africa: from October 10, 2008 to July 12, 2009

Woman’s body is often represented in African art. Sculptures of African women are quite often designed with generous shapes evocative of sensuality and fecundity.
About 150 pieces are exhibited and come from the following museums: the musée Dapper, the Royal museum of Central Africa in Tervuren (Belgium), the musée du Louvre, the Etnografisch Museum of Anvers (Belgium), the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde of Munich (Germany), the Museum Rietberg of Zürich (Switzerland), the Afrika Museum of Berg en Dal (Netherlands), the Musée Barbier-Mueller of Geneva (Switzerland) and some individual collections.
A series of pictures showing African women taken by Angèle Etoundi Essamba, a photographer who was born in Cameroun, is completing the exhibition.

Full: 6€
Half: seniors, large families, teachers, unemployed people
Free: The friends of the Musée Dapper, people under 26 years old, students and the last Wednesday of each month.


The art of being a man (Africa, Oceania) : from October 15, 2009 to July 11, 2010

This exhibition will present ornaments and emblems revealing masculine identities in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Oceania: fineries, sculptures, clothes, emblems.
About 130 pieces will be exhibited.
Meetings, projections and literary meetings will be organized.
We will let you know here about these events.

Full: 6€
Reduced: 4€ (seniors, large families, teachers, unemployed people)
Free: The friends of the Musée Dapper, people under 26 years old, students and the last Wednesday of each month.