The Hôtel de Marle, a town mansion (hôtel particulier) named after its original 16th-century owner and located in the heart of the Marais, has been home to the Institut Suédois since 1971. Its façades, its distinctive “Philibert Delorme – style” barrel-shaped roof and its main staircase are all listed historic features.
Our permanent art collection, the Institut Tessin Collection, bears witness to artistic exchanges between France and Sweden from the 17th to the 20th century and boasts superb artworks by Gustaf Lundberg, Alexander Roslin, Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller and Louis-Jean Desprez.
You’ll also have the chance to discover our temporary exhibition, LONGING – woven strands, woven stories, which presents some thirty contemporary woven pieces by six artists from all over the world and takes you on a journey from the interior of the Hôtel de Marle to its courtyard and garden. From 7 pm to 8.30 pm, there will be a discussion between five of these artists and the curator Marcia Harvey Isaksson, who will be talking about how the project came about, its themes and the work of each artist. Find out more here.
Last but not least, our garden, a tranquil oasis of greenery dotted with classical bronze statues, will be given its own special soundtrack for the occasion: stroll around and let yourself be carried away by Swedish ambient electro vibes echoing the trees, the plants and the twilight.
- Open until 10 pm.
- Admission free, no need to book in advance.