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January 07, 2017
April 29, 2017
Dunkirk carnival

DUNKERQUE. One of the craziest and most festive carnivals in Europe, the Carnaval de Dunkerque is also one of the longest as it runs over several months with events on weekends and certain weekdays. It features balls and processions of groups of revelers and musicians called “bandes” who are dressed up or wear yellow fishermen's coats, as the tradition dates back to the 17th century when ship owners held a feast for the fishermen and their families before the men departed for six months to fish off the coast of Iceland. The parades last around 4 hours and finish at the Town Hall where the crowds demand 'what they deserve', that is 450 kg of herrings which are traditionally thrown off the belfry. The party culminates in the “Trois Joyeuses”, on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Information :
www.carnaval-de-dunkerque.info
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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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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 :
www.museepontaven.fr
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February 22, 2017
May 22, 2017
Vermeer masterpieces

PARIS. Featuring Vermeer greatest masterpieces, the exhibition “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting” also looks at the work of other artists of the Dutch Golden Age such as Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Caspar Netscher, and Frans van Mieris. Through comparisons between their paintings, it brings to light Vermeer’s membership of a network of painters specialized in the depiction of everyday life who admired, inspired each other in spite of their rivalry. Louvre Museum. 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 9am to 6pm, till 9.45pm on Wednesday and Friday. Admission : €15. Information : 0140205317
www.louvre.fr
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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
www.marmottan.fr
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Mars 01, 2017
April 30, 2017
Focus on Art Deco

HAUTS-DE-FRANCE. A dozen of towns from the Hauts-de-France region boasting a rich Art Deco heritage offer a wide range of activities to discover this art style from the Roaring Twenties. Guided tours, special opening of buildings usually closed to the public, film screenings, conferences and workshops are on the agenda. Information :
www.printempsartdeco.fr
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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
www.museemaillol.com
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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
www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
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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 :
www.citemodedesign.fr
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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
www.musee-orsay.fr
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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
www.grandpalais.fr
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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
museeduluxembourg.fr
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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
www.grandpalais.fr
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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
www.quaibranly.fr
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April 01, 2017
May 01, 2017
Garden festival

FRENCH RIVIERA For the first time the French Riviera hosts a Garden Festival having 'Awakening the Senses' as its theme. Its main feature is an ephemeral garden competition for professionals who will create 200 sq meters gardens in the centre of five towns : Grasse, Cannes, Antibes, Nice and Menton. In addition around eighty private beautiful gardens will be exceptionnally open to the public and many activities will be on the agenda of this festival such as tasting, culinary events flower art and gardening techniques workshops, plant markets, exhibitions, conferences and guided tours. Information :
www.cotedazur-tourisme.com
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April 01, 2017
April 27, 2017
Kid’s Folies

SAINT-JEAN-DE-MONTS. VENDEE. Kid’s Folies is a children's festival aiming to bring children and parents together in a whirlwind of activities featuring entertainment, shows, exhibitions, workshops, games, sports, an evening party including a firework and lots of surprises. The theme of this year’s edition is “Paul Klee’s keys”. Information : 0826887887
www.saint-jean-de-monts.com/kids-folies.html
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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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April 27, 2017
May 01, 2017
Fashion and photography

HYERES, NEAR TOULON. Through two competitions, the International Fashion and Photography Festival showcases young promising artists in the fields of fashion and photography. Ten fashions designers present to the public their first collection in a series of fashion shows while an exhibition brings together the works of the ten selected photographers. The event also features conferences and workshops. Villa Noailles. Montée Noailles, 83400 Hyères. Open Thursday from 6pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm, Sunday from 10am to 6pm, Monday from 11am to 2pm. Information : 0498080198
www.villanoailles-hyeres32.com
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