Welcome reception at the Musée d'Orsay
Monday 3 November, 19.30 - 21.45
Considered as a work of architectural art, The Musée d’Orsay stands prominently on the banks of the Seine in Central Paris, opposite the beautiful Tuileries Gardens. It was originally erected in the Orsay Railway Station and exhibits a highly impressive and elegant collection of art from the period 1848-1914. Richly coloured walls and an opulent interior provide a stunning backdrop for its catalogue of paintings, centered on the world’s largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art.
Pieces such as Manet’s On The Beach, Cézanne’s card players and Monet’s gardens at Giverny can be viewed in conjunction with some magnificent sculptures and decorative graphic arts. Guests will be able to persue exclusively many of the wonderful collections and individual works of art on show, whilst enjoying the opportunity to unwind and network with industry friends and colleagues.
Gala Dinner at the Gruss Circus
Tuesday 4 November, 20.00 - 23.15
Before Dinner, the evening will unfurl when delegates will be treated to a private viewing of the spectacular new presentation of Alexis Gruss’s “Pegasus & Icarus” show. Virtuosos horsemen and aerial artists demonstrate a fantastic display of acrobatic magic in theme with the two major figures of Greek Mythology: The Beautiful winged Horse Pegasus and his Accomplice Icarus.
Guests will have the opportunity to experience this incredible Circus performance bursting with energy from 21 amazing artists, 10 brilliant musicians, 1 stunning pop singer and 40 wonderful horses from the Alexis Gruss’ prestigious cavalry.
The Gruss family has been committed to the perpetuation of equestrian arts for over 160 years. Loyal to the roots of the original circus, Alexis Gruss and his family have created a unique repertoire in the world with their three favourite disciplines: free horse work, upper-style horsemanship and equestrian acrobatics.