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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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November 10, 2018
December 29, 2018
Christmas glass balls

MEISENTHAL. MOSELLE DEPARTMENT A little village located in Lorraine, in the Vosges Mountains, Goetzenbruck is said to be the place where, in 1858, a glass blower created the first glass Christmas ornaments because there was a drought and so no fruits to decorate the trees. Throughout December, a few km away, the Meisenthal International Center of Glass Art exhibit glass Christmas glass balls that have been created since this time and ball-making demonstrations by glass-blowers take place several times per day. Centre International d'Art Verrier. Place Robert Schuman, 57960 Meisenthal. Open daily from 2pm to 6pm except on December 24th and 25th. Admission to the exhibition : €5. Information : 0387969151
www.ciav-meisenthal.fr
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November 30, 2018
December 23, 2018
Cultural Christmas in Alsace

ALSACE REGION. Created in 2003, The Noëlies are held all over Alsace and comprise a broad range of entertainment and events. Shows, exhibitions, classical music concerts and choir performances carry audiences off on a spiritual voyage through the heart of the Alsatian Christmas. Musicians and bands giving concerts include the Poznan Boy choir rendering traditional French, Polish and German Christmas songs, Thios Omilos, a male voice quartet from Leipzig, performing works by Bach, Poulenc, Praetorius and Dufay, Ingenium, a Slovenian choir that renders works by Schütz, Praetorius, Reger and Satner, the Graz Singakademie that will sing Austrian Christmas pieces, the Bergamasque Ensemble choir that will perform works by Schütz, Grieg, Whitacre and Poulenc, and the Bach Ensemble that will render cantatas of the Christmas Oratorio by Bach. Information and bookings : 0390410202
www.noelies.com
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December 05, 2018
December 09, 2018
Mountain film festival

AUTRANS. ISERE DEPARTMENT. The Autrans Film Festival is the only one in France devoted to all aspects of mountain life : nature, environment, sports, ethnology, sociology,… Six short fiction films, six first films; eight animated films as well as thirty documentary films participate in the official competition. In addition, the program includes an evening having as its theme traveling in war zones and an evening dedicated to actor; cellist and climber Maurice Baquet. Admission : €8 per film. Information :
www.festival-autrans.com
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December 05, 2018
December 09, 2018
Transmusicales

RENNES. France’s main cutting-edge music festival, the Transmusicales celebrates its 39th edition. This festival has the reputation of being able to recognize upcoming big names and it features nearly a hundred concerts embracing all music trends performed by French and international groups. They take place within the Exhibition Park and in different venues in the city centre. Admission fees : Day pass : €23 to €31. Weekend pass : €51. Information and bookings :
www.lestrans.com
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December 06, 2018
December 09, 2018
Lyon’s Festival of Lights

LYON. For three days dozens of contemporary light installations illuminate Lyon and draw a nocturnal picture of the urban landscape. Innovative and astonishing light works and shows created by young artist and internationally renowned light designers enhance the architectural heritage of the city. However it is not all neon and laser lights as artists also use more traditional lighting such as candles, fire and flames for their works. In addition, on December 8th the inhabitants of Lyon put thousands of candles on their window ledges and balcony. A tradition that dates back to 1852 when they first did it to celebrate the inauguration of a statue of the Virgin Mary next to the Basilica overlooking the city. Information :
www.fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr
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December 08, 2018
December 16, 2018
Boat show

PARIS. About 1 400 boats including nearly 300 new models, 600 motorboats and 500 sailboats are on display at the Porte de Versailles exhibition park. As usual all the major shipyards are on hand with their new models while marine outfitters and components manufacturers present an ever-increasing number of new products and innovations. In addition, all travel companies of the market offering cruises and sailing vacations and activities are at the show. Nautic. Salon nautique de Paris. Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles. Halls 1, 2, 3and 4. 75015 Paris. Open everyday from 10am to 7pm, till 10pm on Friday December 14th. Admission : €14 on internet, €16 / €14 on the spot. Free for children under 16 and for students under 26 who register on the website. Information :
www.salonnautiqueparis.com
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