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January 31, 2017
November 12, 2017
African routes

PARIS. Through ancient and contemporary art works, religious rituals objects, crafts, ivory and gold pieces this exhibition explains how cultures spread around the African continent following river, land and sea routes. It shows how certain towns became art hubs, how each region and country contributed to the artistic melting pot and how rare resources like ivory, gold and copper helped encourage artisitic exchanges. Musée du Quai Branly. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm. Admission : €10 / €7. Information : 0156617000
www.quaibranly.fr
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April 15, 2017
January 07, 2018
Venenum

LYON. «Venenum, a poisonous world» is an interdisciplinary exhibition looking at the roles played by poison in history, culture, science, belief, medicine and criminology. Whether it is a form of defence or of power, a threat or a hope for the medicine of tomorrow, poisons have always stimulated fear and fascination as they have both a pharmaceutical power that gives them unsuspected medicinal virtues and can also be toxic, leading to death. Works of art, historical and ethnographic objects, audio-visuals and interactive displays mix and dialogue with the natural-science collections as well as with venomous and toxic animals displayed in an aquarium or a vivarium to illustrate the uses of poison over the centuries. Musée des Confluences. 86 quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 10am to 7pm. Admission : €9 / €5. Information : 0428381212
www.museedesconfluences.fr
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May 27, 2017
November 04, 2017
Jazz in the vineyards

VAUCLUSE. Ten jazz concerts are held in vineyards or in wineries. Afterwards, spectators are offered wine tasting and toasts. Concerts are given by the Pierre Christophe Quartet at the Domaine Colline Saint Jean in Vacqueyras (May 27th), the Drom Blanchard Quartet at Domaine Berthet Rayne in Cairanne (June 24th), the Tipo Combo Quartet at the Domaine Brusset in Cairanne (July 15th), the Nora Kamm Quartet at the Domaine Rabasse Charavin in Cairanne (August 5th), several bands in the frame of the Jazz dans les Vignes Festival in the vineyards of Visan (August 24th), the Alfio Origlio Quartet in the vineyards of Cairanne (August 25th), the O.Hutman Trio in the vineyards of Sérignan (August 26th), the Mariannick Saint-Ceran Quintet at the Cave Cooperative of Roaix Séguret (September 16th), the Jean-Philippe Bordier Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Vacqueyras (October 14th) and the Philippe Duchemin Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Cairanne (November 4th). Admission : €15 per concert. Information and bookings:
www.jazzdanslesvignes.fr
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July 01, 2017
January 07, 2018
Modernity in Britanny

PONT-AVEN, BRITTANY. Through 111 works by dozens of artists, this exhibition looks at the innovative aesthetic styles that developed in Brittany between 1920 and 1940 when many artists moved there and experimented new techniques. It highlights their influences and sources of inspiration. Musée de Pont Aven. Place Julia, 29930 Pont-Aven. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, every day from 10am to 7pm in July and August. Admission : €7 / €5 Information :
www.museepontaven.fr
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July 05, 2017
January 07, 2018
70 years of Dior Fashion

PARIS. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Dior house, the exhibition “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” presents a selection of over 300 haute couture gowns designed between 1947 and the present day. Alongside the dresses is a wide-ranging display of atelier toiles and fashion photographs, as well as hundreds of documents, including illustrations, sketches, documentary photographs, letters and notes and advertising documents, and fashion accessories, including hats, jewellery, bags, shoes and perfume bottles. The exhibition opens with the story of Christian Dior’s life. Then it examines the inspiration he drew from all forms of art by intermingling his creations with classical busts, Renaissance paintings and surrealist sculptures. It also features models designed by the creative directors who followed after his death in 1957: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and the current holder of the post, Maria Grazia Chiuri. The visit ends with a large gallery housing a selection of some of the most beautiful and shimmering gowns created by Dior that were worn by actresses and princesses such as Elizabeth Taylor, Grace de Monaco and Charlize Theron. Musée des Arts Décoratifs. 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm, till 8.30pm on Thursday. Admission : €11 / €8.50 Information : 0144555750
www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr
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July 14, 2017
November 05, 2017
Manguin, the Joy of Colour

GIVERNY, NEAR PARIS. Through some ninety works, this exhibition traces the career of this artist nicknamed “the voluptuous painter” by Apollinaire. A friend of Matisse, he demonstrated an exceptional talent for the inventive use of colour harmonies and produced nudes, Mediterranean landscapes, family scenes and still lifes. The exhibition focuses on the period when he worked closely the Fauves. Musée des Impressionnismes. 99 rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny. Open every day from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €7 / €4.50 Information : 0232519465
www.mdig.fr
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September 14, 2017
January 14, 2018
Monet the collector

PARIS. Passionate about paintings and sculptures of his time, Monet assembled a rich art collection featuring works he bought, some he received as gifts from friends, others he got in exchange for one of his works. But after his death this collection was sold off and is now reunited for the very first time in this exhibition showing nearly a hundred pieces lent by worldwide private collections and museums. It includes works by Cézanne, Renoir, Manet, Delacroix, Pissarro, Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Caillebotte and also by less-famous artists such as Paul Baudry, Carolus-Duran and Louis Chéret that captured the attention of Monet. Musée Marmottan Monet. 2 rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Thursday. Closed on December 25th. Admission : €11 / €7.50 Information : 0144965033
www.marmottan.fr
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September 15, 2017
December 17, 2017
Anders Zorn retrospective

PARIS. For the first time the French capital hosts a retrospective dedicated to Anders Zorn. A friend and a rival of Sargent, Sorolla, Boldini and Besnard, he was one of the central figures of Swedish painting at the turn of the 19th century. The exhibition presents nearly 150 of his works, mainly portraits and representations of Swedish folklore and nature for which he was renowned. But it also reveals his remarkable talent as a water colourist and etcher, as well as a photographer. Petit Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Friday. Admission free. Information : 0153434000
www.petitpalais.paris.fr
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September 15, 2017
April 08, 2018
Focus on pastel

PARIS. The exhibition “The Art of Pastel, from Degas to Redon” gives a overview of pastel use by artists from Impressionism to Symbolism movements such as Berthe Morisot, Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Emile-René Ménard, Odilon Redon and James Tissot. Some 130 works are on display, most of them dating from 1850 to 1914 and they illustrate the resurgence of pastel in the second half of the 19th century. They come from the museum’s collection but as these works are very fragile and sensitive to light, some of them are presented for the first time. Petit Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Friday. Admission free. Information : 0153434000
www.petitpalais.paris.fr
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September 15, 2017
January 22, 2018
Impressionist collection

PARIS. The exhibition “Hansen’s secret garden” present a selection of over forty Impressionist and post-impressionist paintings coming from the Ordrupgaard Collection assembled by Danish couple Henry and Wilhelm Hansen during the first half of the 20th century. It features masterpieces and lesser known works by the most famous Impressionist painters such as Gauguin, Monet, Renoir, Pissaro, Sisley, Cézanne, Degas and Berthe Morizot as well as works by Danish artists from the same period. Musée Jacquemard-André. 158 boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 6pm, till 8.30pm on Monday. Admission : €13.50 / €10.50. Information : 0145621159
www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
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September 21, 2017
January 29, 2018
Irving Penn retrospective

PARIS. On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Irving Penn, the Grand Palais hosts the first major retrospective of the American photographer’s work in France since his death. Through more than 230 photographs arranged thematically and chronologically as well as a selection of his drawings and paintings, it traces his seventy-year career and look at all genres he worked in: fashion, still life, portraits, nudes and beauty. Grand Palais. Place Clémenceau, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday. Closed on December 25th. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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September 22, 2017
January 21, 2018
Icons of Pop Art

PARIS. The exhibition “Icons that Matter” presents more than sixty paintings, sculptures and prints from the Pop Art movement on loan from the Withney Museum of American Art in New York. Shown in France for the first time, highlighting the diversity of techniques employed, they were produced between the beginning of the 60s and the end of the 70s and include masterpieces by famous artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Jim Dine as well as works by artists little known in France. Musée Maillol. 61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 6.30pm, till 9.30pm on Friday. Admission : €13/ €11 / €5. Information : 0142225958
www.museemaillol.com
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September 26, 2017
January 14, 2018
Eastern Christians

PARIS. Through about 300 liturgical objects, icons, frescoes, mosaics, reliquaries, manuscripts and other items for some of them never shown in Europe before, this exhibition sheds light on the religious, political and cultural history of the Christian communities in Middle East over the past 2 000 years. Arranged chronologically, it looks at the emergence of Christianism in Roman Empire, the creation of the Coptic, Assyro Chaldean, Syriac, Armenian and Maronite Churches, their role in administration as well as in intellectual and social life from the time Muslims conquered the region till today. It also evokes the persecutions these communities endured, in particular the genocide perpetrated by Turks against Armenians. Institut du Monde Arabe. 1 rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission : €12 / €10, €6 for people under 26. Information : 0140513838
www.imarabe.org
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October 03, 2017
January 21, 2018
Equatorial African Art

PARIS. The exhibition “Native Forests” presents works by artists from Fang, Kota, Tsogo and Punu tribes who live in the region encompassing the Gabonese Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Southern Cameroon and the West of the Republic of Congo. Having a great wood work tradition, they produced superb sculpture linked to the Cult of Ancestors and spirit masks made of wood sometimes associated with metal. Most of the pieces on display date from the 19th century and the early 20th century. Musée du Quai Branly. 37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm. Closed on December 25th. Admission : €10 / €7. Information: 0156617000
www.quaibranly.fr
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October 04, 2017
January 29, 2018
Derain’s radical decade

PARIS. This exhibition looks at a major period in Derain’s career, the pre-WW1 decade 1904 – 1914, when the co-founder of Fauvism became one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. It features some of the most famous works by Derain, including those he produced in the summer of 1905 at Collioure, his series of views of London and his large-scale compositions of dancers and bathers. Centre Pompidou. Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 11am to 9pm, till 11pm on Thursday. Admission : €14 / 11€ giving access to the permanent collection as well. Information : 0144781233
www.centrepompidou.fr
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October 04, 2017
January 14, 2018
Rubens’ royal portraits

PARIS. This exhibition looks at a little known yet essential part of Rubens’ career, royal portraits as he received commissions from kings, queens, princes and princesses from all over Europe. Most of these works show members of the Spanish and French Royal families, rulers of Flanders and Italian sovereigns. The exhibition also features prints of Marie de Medici Cycle, a series of 24 paintings by Rubens depicting the Queen’s life in allegorical terms that are kept in the Luxembourg Palace, now the French Senate. Musée du Luxembourg. 19 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 7pm, till 10pm on Friday. Admission : €12 / €8.50. Information : 0140136200
museeduluxembourg.fr
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October 11, 2017
Mars 05, 2018
A glimpse of MoMA’s collection

PARIS. The exhibition “Being Modern, MoMA in Paris” presents a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, films and videos from the famous American Museum reflecting its history and collecting since its foundation in 1929. Works on display are very diverse and illustrate the various artistic movements of the 20th century. Unfortunately the selection mixes masterpieces by Picasso, Warhol, Matisse or Pollock and some of the most ridiculous pieces by contemporary artists that entered museums only by the will of influential people who bought their works and don’t want their value to plunge. Louis Vuitton Foundation. 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris. Open Monday to Friday from 11am to 8pm, till 9 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 9pm. Admission : €9 / €4. Information : 0140699600
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
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October 11, 2017
January 22, 2018
Gauguin the Alchemist

PARIS. This exhibition trace’s the artist’s entire career through more than 230 works and not only presents his famous paintings but also lesser known sculptures, ceramics, woodworks, drawings and engravings. Chronologically arranged, it looks at all his periods with focuses on his stays in Brittany and in French Polynesia. There are as well videos explaining his creative process how he worked and his capacity to transform materials. Grand Palais. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open Sunday, Monday and Thursday from 10am to 8pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm. Closed on December 25thAdmission : €14 / €10. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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October 14, 2017
October 22, 2017
Classic movies

LYON. Lumière, the Grand Lyon Film Festival always focuses on cinema history and comprises the screening of more than 170 long feature, short and documentary French and international films shot from 1902 to 2013. The 2017 edition pays homage to Wong Kar Wai, offers a retrospective of filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot and of actors Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton, a selection of films by women filmmakers, a selection of classic Westerns chosen by Bertrand Tavernier, silent films as well as an homage to film music composer Giorgio Moroder. Admission : €6 per film. Information and bookings : 0478767778
www.festival-lumiere.org
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