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January 30, 2018
January 06, 2019
Paintings from Afar
PARIS. Through 130 paintings from overseas lands produced when photography did not exist and when travel to such places was reserved to an elite, this exhibition underlines the evolution of the Western perception of distant populations, societies and territories. Featuring works by famous painters like Matisse and Gauguin as well as by much lesser known ones, it shows artists first succumbed to the temptation of exoticism where colour and light fuels dream of luxurious and exotic worlds before becoming closer to reality and taking up an almost documentary approach. Quai Branly Museum. 37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris. 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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September 12, 2018
January 27, 2019
Mucha retrospective
PARIS. This exhibition dedicated to Alphonse Mucha traces the entire career of the Czech artist. Of course a large part focuses on his famous posters characterised by sinuous forms mixing young women, floral motifs, ornamental lines and pastel shades. A so called Mucha style that became synonymous with Art Nouveau. But the exhibition also looks at lesser known facets of his production. Decoration works, jewellery design, mystic paintings and historical works detached from all the European avant-garde artists, notably the Slavic Epic, a cycle of twenty monumental paintings. Musée du Luxembourg. 19 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 7pm, till 10pm on Friday. Closed on December 25th. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0140136200
museeduluxembourg.fr
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September 13, 2018
February 10, 2019
From Impressionism to Fauvism
PARIS This exhibition presents 62 works, mainly paintings but also a few sculptures, by famous Impressionist and Fauves artists such as Bourdelle, Camille Claudel, Degas, Caillebotte, Raoul Dufy, Matisse, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, Pissarro, Renoir, Rodin, Seurat and Van Gogh. All those works are on loan from private collections and are so rarely shown to the public. Some of them are even on display in Paris for the first time. Musée Marmottan. 2 rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €12 / €8.50. Information : 0144965033
www.marmottan.fr
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September 18, 2018
January 01, 2019
Art of Madagascar
PARIS. Through more than 350 pieces of furniture, sculptures, paintings, pictures and textiles, the exhibition “Madagascar: Arts of the Great Island” tackles the history of the island, art in daily life, especially house decoration, and sacred art related to the world of spirits. Finely crafted amulets and funeral poles sculpted with traditional patterns, human figures or figurative scenes are the highlights of this very interesting exhibition. Musée du Quai Branly. 37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday to Saturday from 11am to 9pm. Admission : €10 / €7. Information : 0156617000
www.quaibranly.fr
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September 18, 2018
January 06, 2019
Picasso blue and rose
PARIS. As suggested by its title, this exhibition focuses on Picasso’s blue and rose periods that span from 1900 to 1906 after he settled in Paris. During these years, his work gradually shifted from a rich palette of Pre-Fauvist colours to the almost monochrome blues of the Blue Period, followed by the rose shades of the Saltimbanques Period, and the ochre hues of the paintings produced in Gósol, in Catalunya. Musée d’Orsay. 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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September 21, 2018
January 28, 2019
A few works by Caravaggio
PARIS. As too often in Musée Jacquemard André, the name of the temporary exhibition is well chosen to attract visitors but doesn’t reflect the reality. Titled “Caravaggio in Rome Friends and Enemies” the current one indeed presents only nine works by Caravaggio and many more paintings by other artists who were less talented than him. Musée Jacquemard André. 158 boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 6pm, till 8.30pm on Monday. Admission : €16 / €13. Information : 0145621159
www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
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September 26, 2018
January 21, 2019
Magnificent Venice
PARIS. Through more than 200 works including paintings by Tiepolo, Guardi and Canaletto, this exhibition evokes the life in Venice during the 18th century, when the city fascinated Europe. It highlights its vibrant art scene and the influence of its painters, sculptors, musicians, decorators and designers in England, France, Germany and Spain. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday. Admission : €14 / €10. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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October 03, 2018
February 03, 2019
Giacometti exhibition
PARIS. Featuring some fifty works by Alberto Giacometti and twenty-five by other great modern sculptors such as Rodin, Bourdelle and Picasso, the exhibition “Giacometti: from tradition to Avant-garde” follows a chronological order and shows the evolution of the Swiss artist’s work. It sheds light on his little known pre-WW1 period before concentrating on his decisive encounter with the Parisian avant-garde that led him exploring a new style. In addition, lithographs by Giacometti himself and pictures by Brassaï, Denise Colomb and Sabine Weiss give an idea of his studio. 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 :
www.museemaillol.com
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October 03, 2018
February 04, 2019
Miro retrospective
PARIS. Featuring some 150 paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures, this retrospective spans the whole career of the surrealist Catalan artist. Following a chronological order, comprising sixteen themed rooms it highlights the multifaceted aspect of his work, its amazing diversity as well as his huge production. Grand Palais. Square Jean Perrin, 75008 Paris. Open Monday, Thursday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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October 10, 2018
February 10, 2019
Virtual journey from Palmyra to Mosul
PARIS. Using the most recent digital techniques, the Arab World Institute’s new exhibition takes you to Palmyra, Mosul and Aleppo. Three age-old cities that have been largely destroyed in the last decade and it make revive some of their most beautiful monuments. It also evokes Libya’s most magnificent ancient Roman city, Leptis Magna, that has not been damaged so far but that is threatened due to the local political turmoil. In addition, a virtual reality corner allows visitors to explore six historical sites from the Arab World. Arab World Institute. 1 rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 7pm on weekend. Admission : €12 / €10. Information : 0140513838
www.imarabe.org
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October 26, 2018
January 27, 2019
Treasures of Kyoto
PARIS. This exhibition focuses on Rinpa decorative art movement which appeared in the beginning of the 1600s and whose influence is still felt to the present day. Divided in four sections, the exhibition first highlights the work of the founders Kōetsu and Sōtatsu, then famous followers from the 17th and 18th centuries before ending with present day artist representative of modern Rinpa. Among the masterpieces on display is “Wind God and Thunder God”, a painting by Koetsu designated a Japanese National Treasure, which is being shown in Europe for the first time. Musée Cernuschi. 7 avenue Velasquez, 75008 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Closed on December 25th and January 1st. Admission : €9 / €7. Information : 0153962150
www.cernuschi.paris.fr
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