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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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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
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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