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The Art of Movement, Van Cleef & Arpels

Featuring almost a hundred creations from Van Cleef & Arpels' patrimonial collection, numerous archive documents and lender masterpieces, this exhibition illustrates the French High Jewelry Maison's constant quest to impart movement into precious materials.


Ballerina clip, 1952, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

Trois Clochettes clip, 1964, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

Drawing of a Fairy clip, circa 1940, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

What to expect

Van Cleef & Arpels has constantly blended the excellence of its High Jewellery savoir-faire with great delicacy of vision in order to imbue the most precious materials with lightness and dynamism. Notable for their unique designs, their three-dimensional volume and their composition, the creations showcased stand out as manifestos of the Art of Movement.

Amongst a selection of pieces from the Maison's patrimonial collection, archives documents and private collector's creations, this exhibition draws visitors into a dreamlike world of movement and harmony.

This artistic journey is divided into four themes: Nature Alive, Dance, Elegance and Abstract Movements. Each highlights a facet of motion explored by Van Cleef & Arpels since its foundation in 1906.

Booking information

Exhibition ended.

The museum is open daily 10.00 – 17.45 (Sun – Thu), 10.00 – 20.45 (Fri – Sat).