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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
February 04, 2017
June 11, 2017
Modernity in Britanny

PONT-AVEN, BRITTANY. Through 92 works by 45 artists, this exhibition looks at the innovative aesthetic styles that developed in Brittany between 1870 and 1920 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, from 2pm to 5.30 pm in March. Admission : €7 / €5 Information :
February 23, 2017
July 02, 2017
Pissaro retrospective

PARIS. First retrospective dedicated to Camille Pissarro to be held in Paris for nearly forty years, the exhibition «Camille Pissaro, the first Impressionnist» presents some seventy-five of his works including eight paintings that have never been shown in France before on loan from major French and worldwide museums private collections. Arranged in seven sections each one focusing on a period or a subject, it traces the Franco-Danish painter's career from his early work in the Danish West Indies to the major urban series from Paris, Rouen and Le Havre he produced at the end of his life. Musée Marmottan. 2 rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris. Open every day except Monday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Thursday. Closed on May 1st. Admission : €11 / €7.50. Information : 0144965033
Mars 02, 2017
July 23, 2017
Art dealer story

PARIS. Bringing together some sixty or so Modern masterpieces, some of which have never before been shown in France, the exhibition "21 Rue La Boétie" traces the story of Paul Rosenberg, one of the most influential art dealers in the first half of the twentieth century, friend and agent to some of the biggest artists of his day. It presents works by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Marie Laurencin and so once shown in his galleries in Paris or New York, or providing a significant insight into the historical and artistic context of the time that saw the emergence of Modern art, and the shift of the international art scene from Paris to New York due to the Second World War. Musée Maillol. 59-61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 6.30pm, till 9.30pm on Friday. Admission : €15 / €13 / €5. Information : 0142225958
Mars 03, 2017
July 10, 2017
Alicia Koplowitz collection

PARIS. A Spanish business woman, Alicia Koplowitz had built an exceptional art collection over the last thirty years. This exhibition presents for the first time a selection of fifty-three of the most beautiful pieces, all of which have been selected by herself. It highlights her eclectic taste and an undeniable penchant for female portrait. Works on display include paintingd and drawings by Zurbarán, Tiepolo, Canaletto, Guardi, Goya, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Van Dongen, Modigliani, Schiele, de Staël, Rothko and Barceló as well as sculptures by Giacometti, Bourgeois and Richier. Musée Jacquemard André. 158 bld Haussmann, 75008 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 6pm, till 8.30pm on Monday. Admission : €13.50 / €10.50. Information : 0145621159
Mars 03, 2017
June 04, 2017
Blumenfeld exhibition

PARIS. Featuring 170 photographs, some of them never shown before, the exhibition “Studio Blumenfeld New York, 1941-1960” gives a panorama of photographer Erwin Blumenfeld’s work throughout the 40s and 50s when he created iconic fashion imagery and forged a unique style. Photographs on display include new prints of Kodachromes and Ektachromes taken during the mid-20th century and famous commissions such as American Vogue editorials, Chesterfield Cigarette ads and a cover of Grace Kelly for Cosmopolitan. Les Docks, Cité de la Mode et du Design. 24 quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 11am to 7pm. Admission : €5 / €4. Information :
Mars 14, 2017
June 25, 2017
Mystical landscapes

PARIS Organised in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario, the exhibition 'Beyond the Stars. The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky' offers an original approach to landscape painting at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century by focusing on the mystical questionings of some artists. It features works by worlwide known painters such as Monet, Gauguin, Denis, Munch, Klimt and Vincent Van Gogh, but also presents North American painters such as Giorgia O'Keeffe and Emily Carr who are little known in France. Musée d’Orsay. 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris. Open every day except Monday from 9.30am to 6pm, till 9.45pm on Thursday. Admission : €12 / €9. Information : 01404094814
Mars 15, 2017
July 24, 2017
Art and gardens

PARIS. Showing the various ways of representing European gardens in art over the centuries, «Gardens" is a multidisciplinary exhibition comprising paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, jewels and films. Intermingling science and history of art, it also highlights how the garden is a work of art, that stimulates all of the senses. It features a large diversity of masterpieces ranging from a Pompeï’s fresco to paintings by Dürer, Monet, Fragonard, Picasso and Klimt. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
Mars 16, 2017
July 09, 2017
Pissaro in Eragny

PARIS. This exhibition concentrates on the final two decades of the artist’s life, after he moved to the village of Eragny-sur-Epte, in a house which he was able to buy thanks to a loan from Claude Monet, when he developed a kind of utopia that can be seen in both his painting and his political commitment. It features family archives and around one hundred paintings, drawings and engravings produced between 1884 and 1903, mainly courtryside scenes but also a few portraits, all of which have a slightly political side as Pissarro was then a fervent anarchist. Musée du Luxembourg. 19 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris. Open Monday to Thursday from 10.30am to 6pm, Friday to Sunday from 10.30am to 7pm. Admission : €12 / €8.50. Information : 0140136200
Mars 22, 2017
July 31, 2017
Rodin, the centennial exhibition

PARIS. Organized to celebrate the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin, this exhibition traces his career but also looks at his influence on modern art, how he inspired generations of artists and radically changed our perception of sculpture as an art thanks to his style then unparalleled featuring unfinished work, partial figure, assemblage and collage. Some 200 of his sculptures are on display as well as works by several of his contemporaries and successors such as Joseph Beuys, Georg Baselitz, Bourdelle, Giacometti, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Closed on May 1st and July 14th.Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
Mars 28, 2017
July 23, 2017
Primitive Picasso

PARIS. This exhibition tries to explain the relations Picasso maintainted with non-Western Art. A sensitive question as the artist denied it incluenced his work but built up a large collection of this kind. Documents, letters, objects and photographs prove his interest and curiosity about non-Western art and the display of Picasso’s works side by side with those of non-Western artists reveals undeniable similarities. Musée du Quai Branly. 37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Monday (during school holidays only), Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm. Admission : €10 / €7. Information : 0156617000
April 15, 2017
January 07, 2018

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
May 06, 2017
October 14, 2017
Gardens on stage

PICARDY. “Jardins en Scène” is a festival where music, visual arts, theatre, dance and circus shows slip into more than forty gardens. Perched in a tree or floating on water, artists are not where we expect to find them. They give unusual performances offering visitors snatches of poetry, humor and enjoyment in the midst of natural settings sculpted by other artists excelling in a discipline of their own. For this ninth edition more than eighty shows are scheduled in gardens scattered around the Picardy region. Admission : free or from €2 to €12 depending on the garden and the show. Information and bookings :
May 26, 2017
June 04, 2017
Bordeaux river festival

BORDEAUX. Held every two years in celebration of the Garonne river flowing through the city, “Bordeaux Fête le Fleuve” is an event set along the 2km stretch of the Garonne River waterfront. One of the highlights of the Festival is a parade of tall ships and of first-clas ocean racers that will take part in the Solitaire du Figaro race departing from Bordeaux on June 4th. The event also features the crossing of the Garonne river by swimming, rides on the river, boat visits, exhibitions, meetings with sailors, concerts including performances by James Blunt and Texas, firework display and food stalls selling authentic products from the South West such as foie gras, Bayonne ham and Arcachon oysters.. Open every day except Monday 29th from 11 am to 11pm. Admission free. Information :
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: