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January 31, 2017
November 12, 2017
African routes

PARIS. Through ancient and contemporary art works, religious rituals objects, crafts, ivory and gold pieces this exhibition explains how cultures spread around the African continent following river, land and sea routes. It shows how certain towns became art hubs, how each region and country contributed to the artistic melting pot and how rare resources like ivory, gold and copper helped encourage artisitic exchanges. Musée du Quai Branly. 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 23, 2017
July 16, 2017
Pissaro retrospective

PARIS. First retrospective dedicated to Camille Pissarro to be held in Paris for nearly forty years, the exhibition «Camille Pissaro, the first Impressionnist» presents some seventy-five of his works including eight paintings that have never been shown in France before on loan from major French and worldwide museums private collections. Arranged in seven sections each one focusing on a period or a subject, it traces the Franco-Danish painter's career from his early work in the Danish West Indies to the major urban series from Paris, Rouen and Le Havre he produced at the end of his life. Musée Marmottan. 2 rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris. Open every day except Monday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Thursday. Closed on May 1st. Admission : €11 / €7.50. Information : 0144965033
www.marmottan.fr
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Mars 02, 2017
July 23, 2017
Art dealer story

PARIS. Bringing together some sixty or so Modern masterpieces, some of which have never before been shown in France, the exhibition "21 Rue La Boétie" traces the story of Paul Rosenberg, one of the most influential art dealers in the first half of the twentieth century, friend and agent to some of the biggest artists of his day. It presents works by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Marie Laurencin and so once shown in his galleries in Paris or New York, or providing a significant insight into the historical and artistic context of the time that saw the emergence of Modern art, and the shift of the international art scene from Paris to New York due to the Second World War. Musée Maillol. 59-61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 6.30pm, till 9.30pm on Friday. Admission : €15 / €13 / €5. Information : 0142225958
www.museemaillol.com
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Mars 03, 2017
July 10, 2017
Alicia Koplowitz collection

PARIS. A Spanish business woman, Alicia Koplowitz had built an exceptional art collection over the last thirty years. This exhibition presents for the first time a selection of fifty-three of the most beautiful pieces, all of which have been selected by herself. It highlights her eclectic taste and an undeniable penchant for female portrait. Works on display include paintingd and drawings by Zurbarán, Tiepolo, Canaletto, Guardi, Goya, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Van Dongen, Modigliani, Schiele, de Staël, Rothko and Barceló as well as sculptures by Giacometti, Bourgeois and Richier. Musée Jacquemard André. 158 bld 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 15, 2017
July 24, 2017
Art and gardens

PARIS. Showing the various ways of representing European gardens in art over the centuries, «Gardens" is a multidisciplinary exhibition comprising paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, jewels and films. Intermingling science and history of art, it also highlights how the garden is a work of art, that stimulates all of the senses. It features a large diversity of masterpieces ranging from a Pompeï’s fresco to paintings by Dürer, Monet, Fragonard, Picasso and Klimt. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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Mars 16, 2017
July 09, 2017
Pissaro in Eragny

PARIS. This exhibition concentrates on the final two decades of the artist’s life, after he moved to the village of Eragny-sur-Epte, in a house which he was able to buy thanks to a loan from Claude Monet, when he developed a kind of utopia that can be seen in both his painting and his political commitment. It features family archives and around one hundred paintings, drawings and engravings produced between 1884 and 1903, mainly courtryside scenes but also a few portraits, all of which have a slightly political side as Pissarro was then a fervent anarchist. Musée du Luxembourg. 19 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris. Open Monday to Thursday from 10.30am to 6pm, Friday to Sunday from 10.30am to 7pm. Admission : €12 / €8.50. Information : 0140136200
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Mars 22, 2017
July 31, 2017
Rodin, the centennial exhibition

PARIS. Organized to celebrate the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin, this exhibition traces his career but also looks at his influence on modern art, how he inspired generations of artists and radically changed our perception of sculpture as an art thanks to his style then unparalleled featuring unfinished work, partial figure, assemblage and collage. Some 200 of his sculptures are on display as well as works by several of his contemporaries and successors such as Joseph Beuys, Georg Baselitz, Bourdelle, Giacometti, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Closed on May 1st and July 14th.Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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Mars 28, 2017
July 23, 2017
Primitive Picasso

PARIS. This exhibition tries to explain the relations Picasso maintainted with non-Western Art. A sensitive question as the artist denied it incluenced his work but built up a large collection of this kind. Documents, letters, objects and photographs prove his interest and curiosity about non-Western art and the display of Picasso’s works side by side with those of non-Western artists reveals undeniable similarities. Musée du Quai Branly. 37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Monday (during school holidays only), 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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April 15, 2017
January 07, 2018
Venenum

LYON. «Venenum, a poisonous world» is an interdisciplinary exhibition looking at the roles played by poison in history, culture, science, belief, medicine and criminology. Whether it is a form of defence or of power, a threat or a hope for the medicine of tomorrow, poisons have always stimulated fear and fascination as they have both a pharmaceutical power that gives them unsuspected medicinal virtues and can also be toxic, leading to death. Works of art, historical and ethnographic objects, audio-visuals and interactive displays mix and dialogue with the natural-science collections as well as with venomous and toxic animals displayed in an aquarium or a vivarium to illustrate the uses of poison over the centuries. Musée des Confluences. 86 quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 10am to 7pm. Admission : €9 / €5. Information : 0428381212
www.museedesconfluences.fr
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April 26, 2017
August 28, 2017
Contemporary African art

PARIS. The Louis Vuitton foundation offers a focus on contemporary African art through three exhibitions. A selection of works from Jean Pigozzi’s collection presenting fifteen artists including Congolese Chéri Samba and Bodys Isek Kingelez, Benin-born Romuald Hazoumé, Senegalese septuagenarian Seni Awa Camara and photographer Seydou Keita from Mali. Works from South Africa’s contemporary art scene encompassing three generations and ranging from leading old figures like William Kentridge, David Goldblatt, Sue Williamson and Jane Alexander to young artists born in the 80s such as Zanele Muholi and Kristin-Lee Moolman. A display of works by artists from Africa and from African backgrounds owned by the Louis Vuitton Foundation such as Wangechi Mutu and Rashid Johnson. Fondation Louis Vuitton. 8 avenue Mahatma Gandhi, 75016 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from noon to 7pm, till 9pm on Friday, from 11am to 8pm on weekends. Admission : €14 / €10. Information : 0140699600
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
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April 27, 2017
August 13, 2017
Dalida’s wardrobe

PARIS. Italian born in Cairo, Miss Egypt 1954 and an icon of French music from the 50s to the 80s, Dalida was a fervent lover of fashion and was dressed by the greatest designers both on and off-stage, in haute couture or in prêt-à-porter. On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of her death, an exhibition presents a selection of the greatest pieces from her former wardrobe including dresses by Yves Saint Laurent, Balmain and Jean-Claude Jitrois as well as a Hollywood-style red strapless sheath designed by Jean Dessès. Palais Galliera. 10, Avenue Pierre-1er-de-Serbie, 75016 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Thursday and Friday. Admission : €12 / €9. Information : 0156528600
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May 06, 2017
October 14, 2017
Gardens on stage

PICARDY. “Jardins en Scène” is a festival where music, visual arts, theatre, dance and circus shows slip into more than forty gardens. Perched in a tree or floating on water, artists are not where we expect to find them. They give unusual performances offering visitors snatches of poetry, humor and enjoyment in the midst of natural settings sculpted by other artists excelling in a discipline of their own. For this ninth edition more than eighty shows are scheduled in gardens scattered around the Picardy region. Admission : free or from €2 to €12 depending on the garden and the show. Information and bookings :
www.jardinsenscene.fr
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May 27, 2017
November 04, 2017
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 Pierre Christophe Quartet at the Domaine Colline Saint Jean in Vacqueyras (May 27th), the Drom Blanchard Quartet at Domaine Berthet Rayne in Cairanne (June 24th), the Tipo Combo Quartet at the Domaine Brusset in Cairanne (July 15th), the Nora Kamm Quartet at the Domaine Rabasse Charavin in Cairanne (August 5th), several bands in the frame of the Jazz dans les Vignes Festival in the vineyards of Visan (August 24th), the Alfio Origlio Quartet in the vineyards of Cairanne (August 25th), the O.Hutman Trio in the vineyards of Sérignan (August 26th), the Mariannick Saint-Ceran Quintet at the Cave Cooperative of Roaix Séguret (September 16th), the Jean-Philippe Bordier Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Vacqueyras (October 14th) and the Philippe Duchemin Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Cairanne (November 4th). Admission : €15 per concert. Information and bookings:
www.jazzdanslesvignes.fr
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June 03, 2017
July 25, 2017
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 Elisso Virsaladze, Nokolai Lugansky, Martha Argerich, Akiko Ebi, Marie-Ange Ngucci, Kotaro Fukuma, Cheng Zhang and Nelso, Goerner, soprano Axelle Fanyo, clarinetist Karl Leister, violinist Renaud Capucon and the Trio Wanderer. Bergerie Frédéric Chopin. 36400 Nohant. Admission : €15 to €100. Information and bookings : 0254484640
www.festivalnohant.com
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June 04, 2017
October 01, 2017
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 “At the Earth’s Core” 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 : €8.50 / €4. Information : 0389382808
www.parc-wesserling.fr
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June 13, 2017
September 24, 2017
Cézanne portraits

PARIS. For the first time ever an exhibition focuses on portraits by French Post-Impressionist Cézanne better known for his still life and landscape paintings. Organized by the London’s National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, it features more than 50 works depicting his wife, relatives, friends and gardener as well as self portraits on loan from collections all over the world, about a quarter of the 200 portraits Cézanne is known to have painted in his career. Musée d’Orsay. 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris. Open every day except Monday from 9.30am to 6pm, till 9.45pm on Thursday. Admission : €12 / €9. Information :
www.musee-orsay.fr
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June 16, 2017
September 09, 2017
The Marriage of Figaro, open-air opera

FRANCE. One of Mozart’s most famous pieces, “The Marriage of Figaro” 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 16th and 17th), the Chateau du Champ de Bataille in Le Neubourg, near Evreux (June 24th), the chateau de Vincennes, near Paris (June 30th), the Cité of Carcassonne (July 13th), the chateau de Haroué, near Nancy (September 1st) and the Hotel National des Invalides in Paris (from September 7th to 9th). 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 17, 2017
July 30, 2017
Paris Jazz Festival

PARIS. The 2017 Paris Jazz Festival takes place over seven weekends and for the first time comprises some evening concerts. Twenty-four concerts are on the agenda and feature well-known artists such as Thomas Savy, Anne Paceo, Andy Emler, Nicolas Folmer, Ray Lema, Les Amazones d’Afrique, Erik Truffaz and Lisa Simone. Parc Floral du Bois de Vincennes. Esplanade Saint Louis, 75012 Paris. Admission : €6 / €3. Information :
www.parisjazzfestival.paris.fr
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June 19, 2017
August 05, 2017
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 2017 program are operas Aida and Rigoletto by Verdi, Beethoven’s IXe Symphony featuring soprano Ricarda Merbeth, mezzo soprano Sophie Koch, tenor Robert Dean Smith and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a concert of the French National Orchestra rendering The Planets by Horst. Admission : €20 to €250 per opera, €7 to €120 per concert Information and bookings :
www.choregies.fr
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June 21, 2017
July 16, 2017
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 : €13 to €30 per concert. Information and bookings : 0344402899
www.festivaldesforets.fr
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