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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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February 08, 2018
July 08, 2018
Portraits by Corot

PARIS. The exhibition “Corot, the painter and his models” presents a part of the artist’s work that is much less well-known than his landscapes, a production kept secret by Corot throughout his life. It brings together over 60 paintings covering all genres in portrait although mostly depicting women, models, variations on themes such as the Italian woman or the Greek Girl, the woman reading or the woman and the fountain, but also family portraits, children, soldiers in uniform all genres Musée Marmottan. 2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Thursday. Admission : €11 / €7.50 Information : 0144965033
www.marmottan.fr
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Mars 07, 2018
July 15, 2018
Foujita exhibition

PARIS. On the occasion of the celebrations marking the fiftieth anniversary of his death, the exhibition “Foujita : Painting in the Roaring Twenties” highlights the artist’s first and very productive Parisian period, from 1913 to 1931, when he worked and lived in Montparnasse. One of the most acclaimed painters of the 1920s, worshipped by the critics and art lovers, he was at that time more successful than Picasso and Matisse. Featuring one hundred or so works, including two monumental triptychs, originating from public and private collections, it shows the particular sensibility of a man influenced by two very different cultures and highlights all his favourite themes, cats, women, self-portraits and children. Musée Maillol. 61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 6.30pm, till 8.30pm on Friday. Admission : €13 / €11. Information : 0142225958
www.museemaillol.com
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Mars 07, 2018
July 01, 2018
Tintoretto’s early years

PARIS. Organized to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist birth, the exhibition “Tintoretto, Birth of a genius” focuses on the first fifteen years of his career, from his earliest known work produced before his 20th birthday to the important commissions in won in the early 1550s. Through nearly sixty religious and secular works, it reflects the diversity of his skill and his openness to the many artistic ideas from other parts of Italy. It also highlights his working methods and the strategies he established to make himself known, attract a cultivated and influential clientele that would bring him important commissions in Venice Musée du Luxembourg. 19 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 6pm, till 7pm from Friday to Sunday and Bank holidays. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0140136200
museeduluxembourg.fr
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Mars 09, 2018
July 23, 2018
Mary Cassat exhibition

PARIS. Through some fifty canvases, prints, drawings and pastels, this exhibition traces the career of this American Impressionist who mainly lived in France and was a close friend of Degas. Considered during her lifetime as the greatest American artist, she was the only American painter to have exhibited her canvases with the Impressionists in Paris. Works on display feature well known women and children portraits but the highlights of the selection are her prints. Musée Jacquemart 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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Mars 21, 2018
July 30, 2018
Kupka retrospective

PARIS. Featuring more than 300 works, the exhibition “Kupka Pioneer of Abstraction” covers the entire career of the Czech artists. It first presents his early figurative works marked by symbolism, his graphic works and caricatures for newspapers and magazines as well as his illustrations for books. Then it shows how his style evolved to pure abstraction and why Frantisek Kupka is now considered together with Robert Delaunay and Vassily Kandinsky as one of the founders of modern abstract art. Grand Palais. Square Jean Perrin, 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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April 05, 2018
July 09, 2018
Artists & Robots

PARIS. This exhibition presents works by thirty-nine artists that have been made using increasingly sophisticated machines, robots and artificial intelligence. It ranges from works by Tinguely who used a painting machine animated by an electric motor to forms and sounds emerging from computers programs and algorithms in real time sometimes changing shapes according to our physical movements. A fun exhibition for kids. 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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May 12, 2018
December 01, 2018
Jazz in the vineyards

VAUCLUSE. Ten jazz concerts are held in vineyards or in wineries. Afterwards, spectators are offered wine tasting and toasts. Concerts are given by the Switch Trio at the Domaine Colline Saint Jean in Vacqueyras (May 12th), the Barend Middelhoff Quartet at Château Jonquier in Séguret (June 8th), the Noé Reine Trio at Domaine Berthet Rayne in Cairanne (June 30th), the Frédéric Viale Quartet at the Domaine Brusset in Cairanne (July 20th), the Tricia Evy Quartet at the Domaine Rabasse Charavin in Cairanne (August 4th), the Antonio Farao Trio in the old village of Cairanne (August 25th), the Frédéric Monino Quartet at the Cave Cooperative of Séguret (September 22nd), Jeb Patton and Dmitry Baevsky at Sérignan du Comtat (October 20th), Les Doigts de l’Homme band at Visan (November 10th) and the Cédric Chauveau Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Cairanne (December 1st). Admission : €16 per concert. Information and bookings:
www.jazzdanslesvignes.fr
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June 03, 2018
October 14, 2018
Ephemeral gardens

WESSERLING. ALSACE. A reminder of the textile industry in Alsace, the former Wesserling factory boasts one of the finest gardens in this region. Here, visitors can discover an English-style garden, Mediterranean terraces, a French-style garden and a kitchen garden. Every summer, the park hosts the "Festival des Jardins Métissés" (Mixed Gardens Festival), which invites experienced artists and students to create temporary plant-based works of art and to keep to a theme that is closely linked to the history of the Wesserling site. This year, the chosen theme is “Princesses and Samurais. Adventures in the Gardens of the Rising Sun” and visitors discover short-lived gardens made up of vegetables, fruits, textiles, aromatic plants and of course flowers. Parc de Wesserling - Musée Textile. Rue du Parc, 68470 Husseren-Wesserling. Open every day from 10 am till 6 pm, till 6.30pm on Sunday and in July - August. Admission : €9.50 / €5. Information : 0389382808
www.parc-wesserling.fr
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June 09, 2018
July 24, 2018
Nohant Romantic Festival

NOHANT. INDRE DEPARTMENT. Held in the village where romantic novelist George Sand and pianist Frédéric Chopin lived, this festival consists of piano recitals, concerts, talks and master classes. Recitals are given by renowned musicians as well as by young promising ones such as pianists Andrei Korobeinikov, Vincent Larderet, Seong-Jin Cho, Marc-André Hamelin, Fazil Say, Ingolf Wunder, Michel Dalberto, François Dumont and Miroslav Kultyshev, cellist Marc Coppey and Henri Demarquette, violinist Nicolas Dautricourt. Bergerie Frédéric Chopin. 36400 Nohant. Admission : €15 to €80. Information and bookings : 0254484640
www.festivalnohant.com
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June 15, 2018
September 08, 2018
Carmen, open-air opera

FRANCE. Georges Bizet’s most famous piece, “Carmen” will be performed at six exceptional venues around France in June, July and September. Performances will take place at the Parc de Sceaux near Paris (June 15th and 16th), the Chateau du Champ de Bataille in Le Neubourg, near Evreux (June 22nd and 23rd), the Chateau de Vincennes, near Paris (June 29th and 30th), the Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (July 6th and 7th), the chateau de Haroué, near Nancy (August 31st and September 1st) and the Hotel National des Invalides in Paris (from September 5th to 8th). Tickets are already on sale and to secure a seat it is better to book well ahead of time. Tickets prices ranges from €39 to €95. Information and bookings :
www.operaenpleinair.com
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June 15, 2018
July 15, 2018
Open-air concerts

COMPIEGNE.OISE. The Festival des Forêts de Compiègne features open-air concerts held in unusual locations, in natural peaceful settings. For instance spectators are invited to do a short walk in the forest to meet the musicians who perform under the trees. The program also includes short concerts for families suited for 4 years old kids as well as workshops for kids between the age of 4 and 10 taking place during the concerts. Admission : €14 to €32 per concert. Information and bookings : 0344402899
www.festivaldesforets.fr
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June 20, 2018
August 04, 2018
Opera in a Roman theatre

ORANGE. PROVENCE. Among the opera and classical music festivals, no one in the word has a better setting than the Orange’s Chorégies. Lyrical and musical performances indeed take place in a perfectly preserved Roman theatre still boasting its stage wall. The festival typically comprises two or three performances of two operas as well as recitals and concerts. Highlights of the 2018 program are operas Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini and Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito as well as The Magic Flute by Maurice Béjart, a choreographic performance based upon Mozart’s opera, and a Russian Night grouping together on stage some of the best Russian opera singers. Admission : €20 to €250 per opera, €7 to €120 per concert Information and bookings :
www.choregies.fr
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