You could easily miss the alleyway that leads to this tiny museum in the small but luminous house where Ossip Zadkine lived and worked from 1928 until his death in 1967. A contemporary and neighbor of artists such as Brancusi, Lipchitz, Modigliani, and Picasso, this Russian-born sculptor is closely associated with the Cubist movement; his sober, elegant, “primitive” sculptures combine abstract geometry with deep humanity. Dozens of examples of his best works, like a superb 2.7-m (9-ft.) plaster sculpture of biblical Rebecca carrying a water pitcher, or a vaguely African head of a woman in limestone, are displayed in small, light-filled rooms. Be sure to visit the artist’s workshop, tucked behind the tranquil garden. Note: Because of the museum’s small size, during temporary exhibits you’ll have to pay to enter even the permanent collection (which is usually free).
100 bis rue d’Assas, 6th arrond.
Our Rating Neighborhood Latin Quarter (5th & 13th Arrondissements) Hours Tues–Sun 10am–6pm Transportation Métro: Notre-Dame des Champs or Vavin Phone 01-55-42-77-20 Web site Musée Zadkine Other Free admission to permanent collections
Map100 bis rue d’Assas, 6th arrond. Paris
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