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6 Oct

The white night in Paris

  Each year, Parisians are invited to give life to the city during a whole night in October. This night will take place on October 7th. Museums will be open all night and offer performances from 7pm to 7am. For this occasion, transports will be open all night as well as some restaurants to make life easier. A route was created for the occasion, inviting to discover art works while strolling down the city, following clues. Here is the full program!
22 Sep

The new photo exhibition

It has been 100 years since Irving Penn, one of the greatest photographers of the XXth century was born! For this occasion, the Grand Palais will have a retrospective of his work in homage to him. In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MoMA) of New-York, where he is usually exhibited, this exhibition will be a first in Europe since his death at the age of 92 in October 2009. Originally from New Jersey, Irving Penn has quickly made himself a name in the fashion world with his photographs published in Vogue in the 40s and 50s. He was also the creator of the seies “Les petits métiers” published in the French Vogue in 1951. He became very famous for his portraits of personnalities and creates an intimacy with each of them in their portrait, which has become his signature. Among the portraits, you will encounter: Pablo Picasso, Yves Saint Laurent, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, etc. Practical information:  From Septembre 21st 2017 to January 29th 2018 Place: Galeries nationales du Grand Palais 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris Subway: Franklin-D.-Roosevelt (lines 1, 9), Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (lines 1, 13) Bus : lines 28, 42, 52, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93 RER : Invalides (RER C) Timetable: Everyday...
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15 Sep

Dior, a journey in the haute couture world

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the presigious brand Christian Dior, the Arts Décoratifs museum offers a rich exhibition that highlights the famous deisgner’s creations along his career as well as his six well known artistic directors: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and more recently Maria Grazia Chiuri. Since 1974, numerous iconic items have made an impression. Over 300 dresses are exposed as well as various little known documents such as illustrations, sketches, photographs, letters and manuscripts and advertising documents. You will also find objects like hats, jewelry, handbags, shoes, perfume bottles and other marvels retracing the evolution of the brand. Christian Dior was passionate about art and museum, it is therefore in a natural way that his creations are mixed with the museum’s art collection. These works underline and extends Christian Dior’s look, observing the links he has created with couture and other art forms, defining the print of the haute couture brand.  The journey is constructed in a chronological and thematic way, gathering for the first time the spaces dedicated to fashion as well as the one under the museum’s nave, namely almost 3000 square meters.  Practical information:  * Access: Musée des Arts...
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8 Sep

An artist building hidden in Paris

Real meeting point for artists, La Ruche was founded in 1900. About 50 artists work there regularly. In this unusual building, we can find exhibitions, readings, meetings and a collective room. The name is a reference to the artists’ activity, reminding the bees’ activity. The architectural elements of the building come from the Universal Exhibition and the roof and facades are historical monuments. Here is a small list of the historical residents: Fernand Léger, Chaïm Soutine, Zadkine, Archipenko, Marc Chagall, Michel Kikoïne, Jacques Chapiro, Jacques Lipchitz, Henri Laurens, Blaise Cendrars or even Alfred Boucher. La Ruche is worth the travel!   Practical information: Place: 2 passage Dantzig, 75015 Access: subway Convention, line 12
1 Sep

The MoMA is invited in Paris!

The famous New York museum, Museum of Modern Arts, has decided to travel a bit and have a partnership with the Louis Vuitton Foundation for 5 months with the « Etre moderne : Le MoMA à Paris » exhibit.  Indeed, more than 200 works of art from the prestigious museum will be exposed in Paris from October 11th 2017 until March 5th 2018. The MoMA was created in 1929 and wad the first museum to specialize in modern art. Along the years, the museum acquired numerous masterpieces. The exposition will retrace the MoMA’s journey through time.  The works of art of Alexander Calder, Jasper Johns, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Frank Stella, Yvonne Rainer little known by the French museums will be exposed and some works of Marcel Duchamp, Paul Cézanne, Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte et Paul Signac will be back in France for this period of time.  We do not know yet all the works that will be exposed but we can already assure you that the following ones will be: Les Boîtes de soupe Campbell by Andy Warhol (1962), l’Oiseau dans l’espace by Constantin Brancusi, une Baigneuse by Paul Cézanne, Steamboat Willie by Walt Disney, Echo: Number 25 by Jackson Pollock, 144 Lead Square by Carl Andre (1969).  Practical information: Etre moderne: Le MoMA à Paris From...
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1 Aug

A little piece of heaven for readers

Along the park George Brassens, under Les Halles where we used to find slaughterhouses for horses, is since 1987 the market of the old and second-hand books. Only a few steps from the hotel, in the same street, you will find every Saturday and Sunday of the year this exceptional market which has been established in the Parisian life. In this big market, there are books for all the tastes and all the budgets. We find about 200 exhibitors there and every bookseller has its speciality: old, second-hand, history, novel, old magazines, poetry, sciences, etc. The booksellers are fascinating and the conversations that escape from the Halles are very interesting. You will find beautiful editions with leather bounds, many beautiful engravings but also more recent editions. Many collectors go to the market to find the one book in a million, just like a book hunt! Practical information : On Saturdays and Sundays From 9am until 6pm 104 rue Brancion, 75015 Subway stop : Porte de Vanves
21 Jul

La Villette makes its cinema!

For its 27th edition, the cinema full of air of the Villette makes its return from July 20 to August 20! And La Villette has a concoct menu with onions. There is more to enjoy! Between The Skin of Jacques Demy, The Ratatouille of Brad Bird, The Seed and the Mule by Abdellatif Kechiche, The Party by Blake Edwards, The Delights of Tokyo by Naomi Kawase, The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson, The Feast of Babette By Gabriel Axel, The Lunchbox by Ritesh Batra, Stranger than Paradise by Jim Jarmush or a Lastman night, the choice is going to be hard! Last night, it will take place this Saturday, July 22 from 3 pm until the early morning. Lastman is first a comic book published since 2013 by Casterman made by the trio Vivès, Balak, Sanlaville. It is in 2016 that the characters of the comic book become animated by becoming the characters of a television series for Adults (series of Jérémie Perin). A day not to be missed! Find the detailed programming of the day on: https://lavillette.com/evenement/cinema-lastman/ But that’s not all ! For its 10 years, L’Eté du Canal joins forces with La Villette and concocts unprecedented cruises...
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7 Jun

Already 100 years!

On the occasion of the centenary of his death, the Grand Palais honors the sculptor Auguste Rodin. Auguste Rodin is one of the most important French sculptors of the second half of the 19th century, considered one of the fathers of modern sculpture. Indeed, before much else it will integrate in its work “the accident”, the assembly, the collage and the partial figure. On the occasion of the centenary of his death, the exhibition takes a fresh look at this artist and invites collectors and other artists of his time Bourdelle, Claudel, Brancusi, Picasso or Richier, allowing to see and understand the power Of his genius. The exhibition has 3 parts: – The first and the second are turned around the main stages of the artist: Expressionist Rodin, and his desire to make the bodies speak in connection with the Gates of Hell, then Rodin the experimenter and his research on the form to return To the very essence of sculpture. – The third gallery is when it devoted to the sculpture of the twentieth century and the way so it has re-appropriated expressionism. The presence of Rodin is there only through his work “The Only Man Who Walks” where...
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