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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 06, 2018
May 13, 2018
The Dutch in Paris

PARIS. Featuring 115 works on loan from the biggest museums in the Netherlands, this exhibition focuses on the production of Dutch painters who lived in Paris from the Revolution to the First World War including Van Spaendonck, Jongkind, Van Gogh, Van Dongen and Mondrian. It shows artists like Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso influenced their work but also the Dutch left their mark on French art too and influenced their fellow artists in the Netherlands when returning home from Paris. In order to highlight these influences some canvases are hung alongside works by Géricault, David, Corot, Millet, Boudin, Monet, Cézanne, Signac, Braque and Picasso. Petit Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Friday. Admission : €13 / €11 Information : 0153434000
www.petitpalais.paris.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 01, 2018
April 30, 2018
Focus on Art Deco

HAUTS-DE-FRANCE. A dozen of towns from the Hauts-de-France region boasting a rich Art Deco heritage offer a wide range of activities to discover this art style from the Roaring Twenties. Guided tours, special opening of buildings usually closed to the public, film screenings, conferences and workshops are on the agenda. Information :
www.printempsartdeco.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 17, 2018
May 06, 2018
Young photographers

PARIS. A festival devoted to the young photographers, Circulation(s) presents the works of fifty photographers from all over the world selected by a professional jury as well as works of photographers presented by the Ukrainian Rodovid Gallery and the Moscow school Rodchenko Art. Free conferences, portfolio readings and screenings of short multimedia creations are also on the agenda. Centquatre. 5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris. Open Wednesday to Friday from 2pm to 7pm as well as on Tuesday during school holidays, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7pm. Admission : €5 / €3. Information :
www.festival-circulations.com
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Mars 18, 2018
May 27, 2018
Party at horse racetracks

PARIS. Two Parisians horse racetracks open their gates to everyone on three Sundays. Each fixture provides a choice of seven or eight flat or hurdles races as well as entertainment and activities for young and old alike. Named “Dimanches au galop”, these events take place on March 18th, 25th, April 1st, 22nd and May 20th at Auteuil racetrack, on April 29th, May 6th, 13th and 27th at Paris Longchamp racetrack. Admission : €8 / €5, free for children under 12 years old. Information :
www.dimanchesaugalop.com
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April 01, 2018
May 09, 2018
Kid’s Folies

SAINT-JEAN-DE-MONTS. VENDEE. Kid’s Folies is a children's festival aiming to bring children and parents together in a whirlwind of activities featuring entertainment, shows, exhibitions, workshops, games, sports, an evening party including a firework and lots of surprises. The theme of this year’s edition is “Matisse colors”. Information : 0272788080
www.saint-jean-de-monts.com/kid-s-folies.html
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April 21, 2018
April 29, 2018
Bird festival

PICARDIE. SOMME BAY. Held every year in April, a period favorable for observing birds in the Somme bay, the “Festival de l’Oiseau” is an event offering activities for the whole family. It features more than 250 guided nature walks on foot, horseback, bicycle and in kayak to observe birds and seals. Two international film and photography competitions are also on the agenda as well as screenings of ornithological, animal-related and environmental documentaries, exhibitions of animal art and photos, children’s workshops, lectures, photography and watercolor painting courses. Bookings are mandatory for the nature walks and children’s activities. Prices of activities range from €5 to €96. Information and bookings : 0322240202
www.festival-oiseau-nature.com
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