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Princess Marie opens exhibition about Danish sculptor in Paris

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Today, Princess Marie had her second official engagement of the year in Paris, France, as she opened the “Les Contes Étranges de NH Jacobsen, un Danois à Paris” at the Bourdelle Museum.

The “Les Contes Étranges de N.H. Jacobsen, un Danois à Paris” exhibition is the first exhibition in France devoted to Niels Hansen Jacobsen (1861-1941) and aims to take the visitor into the strange and dreamlike world of the Danish sculptor and ceramist, contemporary of Bourdelle. The Musée Bourdelle regularly exhibits sculptures by French artist Antoine Bourdelle.

Niels Hansen Jacobsen settled in Paris from 1892 to 1902 and his workshop was the meeting place for a group of Scandinavian and Francophile symbolists artists of the time. Some of Jacobsen’s most famous works include The Little Mermaid, The Mask of Autumn, The Troll, and The Shadow. The exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Vejen Kunstmuseum in Denmark and will be opened until 31 May. The exhibition features major loans from the Petit Palais, the Musée d’Orsay and French public and private collections as well as a set of ceramics from the Kunstmuseum in Vejen.

While this is Princess Marie’s second official event of the month, she and Prince Joachim attended several events in Paris this month that weren’t announced by the Court. On 15 January, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended the prestigious awards ceremony of the Stéphane Bern foundation with French First Lady Brigitte Macron, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Empress Farah of Iran. On 23 January, they attended the Sidaction Fundraiser Dinner which closed the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. More than 780 000€ were raised during the dinner to fight HIV/AIDS and help the people suffering from the virus. Princess Marie attended as Patron of AIDS-Fondet, the Danish equivalent of Sidaction. On 22 January, Princess Marie also joined a host of French and international celebrities and models at French couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier’s last fashion show after 50 years of career.