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Remembering the Dapper Museum

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Remembering the Dapper Museum

Cover image: View of the Dapper Museum bookstore
© Discover Paris!

Just over three years ago, the Dapper Museum closed its doors forever.  It was unable to successfully compete against the mega budget and hugely successful exhibitions hosted by the Musée du quai Branly, the Cartier Foundation, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

Today, I'm posting links to a few of the articles that Entrée to Black Paris has published about shows and events held at the museum.  I hope you'll enjoy them!

NMAAHC Inaugural Ceremony Livestreamed at the Musée Dapper

The U.S. Embassy and the Musée Dapper partnered to present a livestream of the inaugural ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and a panel discussion about the remarks made by President Obama at the event.


Panelists on stage
© Discover Paris!

Drum Planet - One Beat, One World

In 2011, the Dapper organized a private event consisting of an animated, interactive percussion lesson and a visit to the Angola: Figures de Pouvoir exhibition.


Video of Drum Planet
Courtesy of Discover Paris!

Art and Food Pairing™:  Chefs-d'Oeuvre d'Afrique and Café Dapper Loïc Dablé - Part 1

Chefs-d'oeuvre d'Afrique was a fabulous exhibition!


Collage - AKAN tête (head)
17th century Terra Cotta
Ghana - Hemang (Twifo) region
© Discover Paris!

Art and Food Pairing™:  Chefs-d'Oeuvre d'Afrique and Café Dapper Loïc Dablé - Part 2

Read about the short-lived café operated by Franco-Ivoirian chef Loïc Dablé.


Chef Dablé discusses wine with a customer
© Discover Paris!

Nappy or Not Nappy? A Round-table Discussion at the Musée Dapper

Professor Maboula Soumahoro of François-Rabelais University in Tours and journalist-activist Rokhaya Diallo hosted a round table discussion during which Professor Soumahoro interviewed five persons about their hair and what wearing it natural has meant for them.


Scene from You Can Touch My Hair
© Discover Paris!


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