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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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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 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 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 05, 2017
August 21, 2017
Bridgestone collection
PARIS. The Tokyo Paris exhibition presents a selection of works on loan from the Bridgestone collection built over a century by the Ishibashi family. It features a few works by Japanese painters from the late 19th century and canvases by the main figures of the Impressionist, Neo-Impressionist and Modern Art movements such as Cézanne, Matisse, Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Duffy and Picasso. Musée de l’Orangerie. Jardin des Tuileries, place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 9am to 6pm. Admission : €9 / €6.50. Information : 0144778007
www.musee-orangerie.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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April 20, 2017
September 24, 2017
Auto photo
PARIS. This exhibition presents hundreds of pictures of automobiles taken from 1900 to the present day. It shows vehicles have been a source of inspiration for many photographers either as the primary or secondary element of the image composition. Pictures on display include works by famous photographers such as Robert Doisneau, Seydou Keita, Bruce Davidson, Weegee, Lee Friedlander, Raymond Depardon and Robert Franck. Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain. 261 boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 8pm, till 10pm on Tuesday. Admission : €10.50 / €7 Information : 0142185650
www.fondationcartier.com
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April 26, 2017
August 28, 2017
Contemporary African art
PARIS. The Louis Vuitton foundation offers a focus on contemporary African art through three exhibitions. A selection of works from Jean Pigozzi’s collection presenting fifteen artists including Congolese Chéri Samba and Bodys Isek Kingelez, Benin-born Romuald Hazoumé, Senegalese septuagenarian Seni Awa Camara and photographer Seydou Keita from Mali. Works from South Africa’s contemporary art scene encompassing three generations and ranging from leading old figures like William Kentridge, David Goldblatt, Sue Williamson and Jane Alexander to young artists born in the 80s such as Zanele Muholi and Kristin-Lee Moolman. A display of works by artists from Africa and from African backgrounds owned by the Louis Vuitton Foundation such as Wangechi Mutu and Rashid Johnson. Fondation Louis Vuitton. 8 avenue Mahatma Gandhi, 75016 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from noon to 7pm, till 9pm on Friday, from 11am to 8pm on weekends. Admission : €14 / €10. Information : 0140699600
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
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April 27, 2017
August 13, 2017
Dalida’s wardrobe
PARIS. Italian born in Cairo, Miss Egypt 1954 and an icon of French music from the 50s to the 80s, Dalida was a fervent lover of fashion and was dressed by the greatest designers both on and off-stage, in haute couture or in prêt-à-porter. On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of her death, an exhibition presents a selection of the greatest pieces from her former wardrobe including dresses by Yves Saint Laurent, Balmain and Jean-Claude Jitrois as well as a Hollywood-style red strapless sheath designed by Jean Dessès. Palais Galliera. 10, Avenue Pierre-1er-de-Serbie, 75016 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Thursday and Friday. Admission : €12 / €9. Information : 0156528600
palaisgalliera.paris.fr
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June 13, 2017
September 24, 2017
Cézanne portraits
PARIS. For the first time ever an exhibition focuses on portraits by French Post-Impressionist Cézanne better known for his still life and landscape paintings. Organized by the London’s National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, it features more than 50 works depicting his wife, relatives, friends and gardener as well as self portraits on loan from collections all over the world, about a quarter of the 200 portraits Cézanne is known to have painted in his career. 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 :
www.musee-orsay.fr
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June 21, 2017
October 02, 2017
Japanese landscapes
PARIS. Presenting a hundred or so prints and several vintage photographs, this exhibition shows the evolution of landscape paintings in Japan from 1820 to the early 20th century and highlights it was an essential source of inspiration for artists of the Ukiyo-e aesthetic movement. Works on display include paintings by famous artists Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige but also by lesser-known ones from the early 20th century. Musée Guimet. 6 place d’Iéna, 75116 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €9.50 / €7 giving access to the permanent collection. Information :
www.guimet.fr
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July 01, 2017
August 31, 2017
Art & Wine
VAR DEPARTMENT. For two months, dozens of independent winemakers from the Var department host exhibitions by sculptors, painters, photographers, drawers and others artists or works of they produced in-situ inside the wineries or in the vineyards, Information :
www.art-et-vin.net
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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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