Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts
14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
Tél : (33-0) 1 47 03 50 00
Fax : (33-0) 1 47 03 50 80
Web : http://www.ensba.fr/english
Director : Henry-Claude Cousseau
: Saint-Germain des Prés
: 24 - 27 - 39 - 63 - 70 - 86 - 87 - 95 - 96
'The exhibition halls and bookstore are located
13, quai Malaquais, 75506 Paris and open every day except
Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Entrance fee: 4 € , reduced rate: 2 €.
The Ecole des beaux-arts is made up of a vast complex of buildings
located between the quai Malaquais and the rue Bonaparte,
in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près, just across
from the Louvre museum. Held in the King's tutelage until
1863, an imperial decree of November 13, 1863 named the school's
director, who serves for a five year term. Long supervised
by the Ministry of Public Instruction, the Ecole des beaux-arts
is now a public establishment of an administrative character,
supervised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication (Delegation
for the Plastic Arts) since October 26, 1984.
Today, the Ensba provides a high level of training over a
period of five years, in which the foundations of artistic
process are conjoined with the stakes of contemporary art
Teaching is diversified and based on working in the studio.
Three departments: artistic practices, theories of art, technical
workshops allow for efficient organization and flexibility,
regular dialogue, and the putting into place of projects.
Besides the professors and studio-heads, invited artists contribute
to and enlarge the School's pedagogical program.
Theoretical courses permitting diverse approaches to the history
of the arts complement studio work, which is supported by
technical training and access to technical bases.
The Ensba media center provides students with rich documentation
on art, and organizes conferences, seminars, and debates throughout
Finally, students benefit from the School's active international
programs, through exchange agreements with foreign schools
all over the world (forty or so students participate each
At the end of their period of study, students receive a diploma
(diplôme national supérieur d'arts plastiques),
after presenting their work to a jury largely made up of specialists
from outside of the School.
The School houses prestigious historical collections, publishes
a dozen texts per year on different collections, and holds
exhibitions in the Quai Malaquais space and the Chapel throughout
Access to the Ensba is reserved for students, professors,
staff, and visitors. Studios are strictly closed to the public,
except during the annual open house in June. Tourist visits
are forbidden, however, the Ensba can be visited with an Ensba
tour-guide on Monday afternoons, except during school holidays.
Please contact the office of communication and exhibitions.
Tel: 01 47 03 52 15
Fax: 01 47 03 50 88