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September 15, 2017
April 08, 2018
Focus on pastel
PARIS. The exhibition “The Art of Pastel, from Degas to Redon” gives a overview of pastel use by artists from Impressionism to Symbolism movements such as Berthe Morisot, Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Emile-René Ménard, Odilon Redon and James Tissot. Some 130 works are on display, most of them dating from 1850 to 1914 and they illustrate the resurgence of pastel in the second half of the 19th century. They come from the museum’s collection but as these works are very fragile and sensitive to light, some of them are presented for the first time. Petit Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Friday. Admission : €10 / €8. Information : 0153434000
www.petitpalais.paris.fr
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September 15, 2017
January 22, 2018
Impressionist collection
PARIS. The exhibition “Hansen’s secret garden” present a selection of over forty Impressionist and post-impressionist paintings coming from the Ordrupgaard Collection assembled by Danish couple Henry and Wilhelm Hansen during the first half of the 20th century. It features masterpieces and lesser known works by the most famous Impressionist painters such as Gauguin, Monet, Renoir, Pissaro, Sisley, Cézanne, Degas and Berthe Morizot as well as works by Danish artists from the same period. Musée Jacquemard-André. 158 boulevard 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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September 21, 2017
January 29, 2018
Irving Penn retrospective
PARIS. On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Irving Penn, the Grand Palais hosts the first major retrospective of the American photographer’s work in France since his death. Through more than 230 photographs arranged thematically and chronologically as well as a selection of his drawings and paintings, it traces his seventy-year career and look at all genres he worked in: fashion, still life, portraits, nudes and beauty. Grand Palais. Place Clémenceau, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday. Closed on December 25th. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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September 22, 2017
January 21, 2018
Icons of Pop Art
PARIS. The exhibition “Icons that Matter” presents more than sixty paintings, sculptures and prints from the Pop Art movement on loan from the Withney Museum of American Art in New York. Shown in France for the first time, highlighting the diversity of techniques employed, they were produced between the beginning of the 60s and the end of the 70s and include masterpieces by famous artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Jim Dine as well as works by artists little known in France. Musée Maillol. 61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 6.30pm, till 9.30pm on Friday. Admission : €13/ €11 / €5. Information : 0142225958
www.museemaillol.com
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October 03, 2017
January 21, 2018
Equatorial African Art
PARIS. The exhibition “Native Forests” presents works by artists from Fang, Kota, Tsogo and Punu tribes who live in the region encompassing the Gabonese Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Southern Cameroon and the West of the Republic of Congo. Having a great wood work tradition, they produced superb sculpture linked to the Cult of Ancestors and spirit masks made of wood sometimes associated with metal. Most of the pieces on display date from the 19th century and the early 20th century. Musée du Quai Branly. 37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm. Closed on December 25th. Admission : €10 / €7. Information: 0156617000
www.quaibranly.fr
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October 04, 2017
February 04, 2018
Bourdelle masterpieces
PARIS. The exhibition “Bourdelle et l’Antique. Une passion moderne” sheds a new light on the inspiration sculptor Antoine Bordelle drew from Antiquity, especially from ancient Greek sculptures, and how he reinterpreted these works in comparison with other artists. For this purpose, eight of his most famous works produced between 1904 and 1914 are displayed alongside preparatory studies, ancient Greek sculptures and works by contemporary artists such as Picasso, Modigliani, Maillol, Cézanne and Matisse. Musée Bourdelle. 18 rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €8 / €6. Information : 0149547373
www.bourdelle.paris.fr
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October 04, 2017
January 29, 2018
Derain’s radical decade
PARIS. This exhibition looks at a major period in Derain’s career, the pre-WW1 decade 1904 – 1914, when the co-founder of Fauvism became one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. It features some of the most famous works by Derain, including those he produced in the summer of 1905 at Collioure, his series of views of London and his large-scale compositions of dancers and bathers. Centre Pompidou. Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 11am to 9pm, till 11pm on Thursday. Admission : €14 / 11€ giving access to the permanent collection as well. Information : 0144781233
www.centrepompidou.fr
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October 11, 2017
Mars 05, 2018
A glimpse of MoMA’s collection
PARIS. The exhibition “Being Modern, MoMA in Paris” presents a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, films and videos from the famous American Museum reflecting its history and collecting since its foundation in 1929. Works on display are very diverse and illustrate the various artistic movements of the 20th century. Unfortunately the selection mixes masterpieces by Picasso, Warhol, Matisse or Pollock and some of the most ridiculous pieces by contemporary artists that entered museums only by the will of influential people who bought their works and don’t want their value to plunge. Louis Vuitton Foundation. 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris. Open Monday to Friday from 11am to 8pm, till 9 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 9pm. Admission : €9 / €4. Information : 0140699600
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
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October 11, 2017
January 22, 2018
Gauguin the Alchemist
PARIS. This exhibition trace’s the artist’s entire career through more than 230 works and not only presents his famous paintings but also lesser known sculptures, ceramics, woodworks, drawings and engravings. Chronologically arranged, it looks at all his periods with focuses on his stays in Brittany and in French Polynesia. There are as well videos explaining his creative process how he worked and his capacity to transform materials. Grand Palais. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open Sunday, Monday and Thursday from 10am to 8pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm. Closed on December 25thAdmission : €14 / €10. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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November 14, 2017
April 01, 2018
Peru’s ancient civilizations
PARIS. The exhibition «Peru before the Incas» looks at the civilizations that flourished in Peru before Incas ruled the country through recent archaeological discoveries made, among others, at Huaca site near Trujillo and in the royal tombs of Sipán. Featuring some 300 objects, especially ceramics and gold jewels, it offers an insight into the origins, the culture, the belioefs and organization of power within the Chimú, Lambayeque, Cupisnique and Mochica societies Musée du Quai Branly. 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11am to 9pm, closed on Monday. Admission : €12 / €9. Information : 0156617000
www.quaibranly.fr
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