William Butler Yeats, son œuvre et sa famille



William Butler Yeats, son œuvre et sa famille

Past: September 13 → October 26, 2012

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was one of the great poets of the twentieth century. He created works that are universally known and loved, and that have exerted a profound influence on world literature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1923. This exhibition addresses the life and work of Yeats and also focuses on other family members. It gives an insight into the social, cultural and political evolution of Ireland from the late nineteenth century to the beginning of the Second World War, a time of great change and artistic excitement.

Panels in French, audio-recordings of poetry readings together with original documents and works such as Louis le Brocquy’s lithograph depicting Yeats’ head combine to present this world-renowned poet who is perhaps less well-known in France than his compatriots Beckett and Joyce.

This exhibition is organised in collaboration with the National Library of Ireland, The Model Sligo & the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin.

  • Opening Thursday, September 13, 2012 7 PM → 10 PM

    10 years celebration of the Centre Culturel Irlandais

05 Paris 5 Zoom in 05 Paris 5 Zoom out

5, rue des Irlandais

75005 Paris

T. 01 58 52 10 30 — F. 01 58 52 10 99


Cardinal Lemoine
Place Monge

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Late night on Wednesday until 8 PM
Sunday, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Closed Mondays and bank holidays

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artist

  • William Butler Yeats