Musée de Montmartre
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Musée de Montmartre is a museum of cultural history located in Montmartre in the XVIIIe arrondissement at 12, rue Cortot, Paris, France. It is open along the year every day from 10 a.m to 6 p.m; an admission fee is charged.
The museum is housed in a 17th-century abbey, the "maison de Rosimond" named for a famous actor of Molière's troupe, within the old village of Montmartre. Its main building has been home to famous artists and musicians including Maurice Utrillo, Vincent van Gogh, Raoul Dufy, Erik Satie, and Auguste Renoir, who painted "The Garden in the Rue Cortot, Montmartre" (1876) in its garden. According to the New York Times, its working vineyard is said to make the most expensive bad wine in the city.
Today the museum contains a collection of paintings, photographs, posters, and manuscripts documenting Montmartre's history. It also features temporary exhibits on artists that have lived in Montmartre, and contains a cultural center that presents lectures and concerts.