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July 26, 2019
November 04, 2019
Contemporary ceramics

VALLAURIS. FRENCH RIVIERA. Dedicated to contemporary ceramic creation, the Vallauris International Biennal presents classic, architectural and sculptural ceramic works by about fifty French and international artists. South Korea being this edition guest of honor, it includes twelve artists from this country. Exhibitions take place in the Magnelli museum and in other places throughout the town. Musée Magnelli. Place de la Libération, 06220 Vallauris. Open every day from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 6pm till September 15th. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 12.15pm and from 2pm to 5pm from September 16th. Admission : €6 / €3. Information : 0493647183
www.vallauris-golfe-juan.fr
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July 27, 2019
November 11, 2019
Ker-Xavier Roussel retrospective

GIVERNY. NEAR PARIS. For the first time since 1968, a museum hosts a major exhibition dedicated to Ker-Xavier Roussel. An important figure of the French art scene from the late 19th century to the WWII, he has been overshadowed by contemporaries during the last decades. Featuring around hundred paintings, drawings, pastels and lithographs, this excellent retrospective titled “Ker-Xavier Roussel. Private Garden, Dreamed Garden” sheds a new light on this artist who first joined the Nabis before running counter to the new artistic movements emerging at the turn of the 20th century and embracing a Post-Impressionist style. Works on display show all the aspects of his production: rural landscapes, mythological scenes, lithographs illustrating a poem by Maurice de Guérin, life-sized decorative paintings for public or private interiors and so on. Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny. 99 rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny. Open every day from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €7.50 / €5. Information : 0232519465
www.mdig.fr
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September 11, 2019
January 20, 2020
Bacon and literature

PARIS. First retrospective dedicated to Francis Bacon to be held in Paris since two decades, the exhibition “Bacon: Books and Paintings” mainly looks at how literary figures influenced his work between 1971 and 1992. So, it not only presents sixty paintings including 12 triptychs and a series of portraits and self-portraits but also includes rooms where famous French actors such as Jean-Marc Barr, Hippolyte Girardot and Mathieu Amalric read texts coming from books in Francis Bacon’s library written by Nietzsche, Joseph Conrad, T.S. Eliot and so on. Centre Pompidou. Place George Pompidou, 75004 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 11am to 9pm, till 11pm on Thursday. Admission : €15 / €12. Reservation required. Information :
www.centrepompidou.fr
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September 11, 2019
January 19, 2020
Naïve painters

PARIS. Through more than a hundred works, the exhibition “From the Douanier Rousseau to Séraphine” sheds light on naïve artists who renewed paintings in their own way, independently from the avant-garde movements, and produced brightly colored works. It presents canvases by the Douanier Rousseau and Séraphine but also from overlooked and so little-known artists such as André Bauchant, Camille Bombois, Ferdinand Desnos, Jean Ève, René Rimbert, Dominique Peyronnet and Louis Vivin. Musée Maillol. 61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 6.30pm, till 8.30pm on Friday. Admission : €13.50 / €11.50. Information : 0142225958
www.museemaillol.com
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September 11, 2019
January 16, 2020
The Golden Age of English Painting

PARIS. Through a selection of canvases lent by the Tate Britain, this exhibition highlights a key period in the history of painting in England, from the 1760s and the founding the Royal Academy of Arts to 1820. It mainly focuses on three painters : Joshua Reynolds, champion of historical classicism, Thomas Gainsborough who renewed the art of portraiture, and Turner, an outstanding landscape painter and a forefather of Impressionism. Musée du Luxembourg. 19 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 7pm, till 10pm on Monday. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0140136200
museeduluxembourg.fr
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September 12, 2019
January 26, 2020
The Figurative Mondrian

PARIS. Mostly known for his abstract works, Piet Mondrian also produced figurative paintings and drawings in the early stage of his career. This exhibition presents sixty-seven of them, half of which have never been shown in Paris before. It features landscapes, portraits and flower paintings marked by Impressionism, Luminism, the Fauves and Symbolism, all on loan from the Salomon Slijper Collection that owns the largest number of works by Mondrian in the world. Musée Marmottan. 2 rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, Thursday till 9pm. Admission : €12 / €8.50. Information : 0144965033
www.marmottan.fr
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September 13, 2019
January 20, 2020
Italian artworks

PARIS. The exhibition “The Alana Collection” presents seventy-five Italian paintings, sculptures and other artworks from the 15th to the 17th century on loan from this little-known but exceptional American private collection. Works on display features masterpieces by Fra Angelico, Uccello, Lippi, Bellini, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bronzino and Gentileschi. Musée Jacquemart André. 158 boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. Open everyday from 10am to 6pm, Monday till 8.30pm. Admission : €14.50 / €11.50. Information : 0145621159
www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
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September 24, 2019
January 19, 2020
Degas at the Opera

PARIS. On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the Paris Opera, this exhibition explores how this place became for the painter an incomparable source of inspiration. He sketched the Opera from every angle, from foyer to its private boxes, orchestra pit and rehearsal rooms as well those working there, dancers, singers, musicians and so on. Some of the young ballerinas even became his favorite models and he did many experiments concerning bold perspectives, framing, contrasts of lighting and representation of movement. Orsay Museum. 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30am to 6pm, till 9.45pm on Thursday. Admission : €14 / €11. Information : 0140494814
www.musee-orsay.fr
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October 11, 2019
January 26, 2020
Charlie Chaplin and music

PARIS. Presenting Charlie Chaplin’s film extracts as well as art works, machines, scores and manuscripts, the exhibition “Charlie Chaplin, the one-man-band” looks at his production from a musical vantage points. It shows how dance, rhythm as well as the illusion of speech and sound were all rigorously orchestrated in each of his film. Visitors, and especially kids, can also dress as the little Vagabond and do the sounds effect for a silent movie. Philharmonie de Paris. 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris. Open Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 6pm, Friday from noon to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Admission : €11 / €6. Information :
philharmoniedeparis.fr
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October 18, 2019
October 27, 2019
Departure of the Jacques Vabre transat

LE HAVRE. Following the historic coffee trading route between France and Brazil, the trans-Atlantic Jacques Vabre double-handed race takes place every two years. This 14th edition starts in Le Havre and finishes in Salvador de Bahia in Northern Brazil. The sixty participating yachts will be visible in the port from October 18th and they will move to the start line from 8am on October 27th. The official race start signal will be given at 1.35pm. Till the departure, a village gathering together sponsors, partners, associations and shops is open in the Paul Vatine bassin and houses various events such as exhibitions, activities for kids, concerts, regattas and so on. Highlights include a great fireworks on Saturday 26th. Village opens daily from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Saturday 26th. Admission free. Information :
www.lehavre.fr/agenda/transat-jacques-vabre-2019
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October 18, 2019
October 26, 2019
Mediterranean Film Festival

MONTPELLIER. As suggested by its name, the Cinemed film festival focuses on the cinema of the Mediterranean basin but also presents films from Portugal, Armenia and countries surrounding the Black Sea. As usual, this 41st edition comprises a long feature, short film and documentary competition as well as the screening of more than 100 films that will be release in the last quarter of 2019 and during the first few months of 2020. This year, the festival pays homage to filmmaker Agnès Varda and the program also includes several premieres, retrospectives dedicated to Italian actress Anna Magnani with the screening of fifteen of her films, to Spanish filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta, to Italian filmmaker, Paolo Virzi, to French filmmaker André Téchiné and to Egyptian producer Mohamed Hefzy, a selection of animated movies and a horror movie night as well as a selection of documentary and short films shot in the Languedoc-Roussillon region during 2019. Screenings take place at the Corum-Palais des Congrès, at the Centre Rabelais and at the Diagonal, Utopia and Nestor Burma movie theatres. Admission : €7.50 per film. Festival pass : €85. Information :
www.cinemed.tm.fr
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