Museums, Monuments + Culture

  • Antibes and Picasso

    By Michele Kurlander

    I met Pablo Picasso last week at the Chateau Grimaldi in Antibes – and it was an emotional experience.

     

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 July 2014 )
  • The Institut du Monde Arabe: Reinventing Itself for the Modern World

    By Diane Stamm

    The Institut du monde arabe (IMA) in the Paris 5th has been given new life under the leadership of former French Minister of Culture Jack Lang. Appointed in early 2013 as the IMA’s president, Monsieur Lang’s mission is to reinvent the role of the IMA, which opened in 1987, to show the Arab world in all its dimensions, and to attract a larger and more diverse audience. With the current exhibitions, and with the new energy Monsieur Lang has injected into the Institut, the IMA is well on its way to achieving those goals.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 May 2014 )
  • The Hipster’s Guide to Paris’ Art Venues and Restaurants

    By Agnes Bonnemayre

    Paris is well-known as one of the world’s most romantic cities.  As a well-connected city with plenty of airlines offering flights to Paris from airports around the world, millions of people flock to Paris every year. Many people have also praised the lively hipster culture in Paris, and many contemporary galleries and hip restaurants and bars have started springing up in the city. Here are some places where the cool kids hang out.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 May 2014 )
  • Two Women - Then and Again

    By Sue Aran

    I was reading a book called, "A Summer in Gascony", by Martin Calder a few weeks ago and was surprised to learn that one of the oldest ivory statuettes ever found anywhere in the world was less than a 2 hour drive from my house.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 April 2014 )
  • Beyond the Lilies: The Collection at the Musée de l’Orangerie

    By Jane del Monte

    You may have seen Monet’s Nymphéas at the Musée de l’Orangerie, but do you know the story of the museum’s other collection? Jane del Monte looks beneath the beauty of the lilies to reveal a story of intrigue and double-dealing in 1950’s Paris.

    Last Updated ( Monday, 27 January 2014 )
  • Singapore Comes to Paris

    By Loui Franke

    Two passionate collectors, Guillamuse Lèvy-Lambert and Mark Goh, have opened the musée MgGMA in Singapore. Their collection consists primarily of Asian contemporary art in different media. Lèvy-Lambert and Goh recently organized a traveling exhibition that tells a story through the chronology of a calendar.

    Last Updated ( Monday, 27 January 2014 )
  • Juan Uslé Artist for 2014 Roland Garros

    By Paige Donner

    Juan Uslé is a Spanish artist who splits his time between his house/artist’s atelier in Saro en Cantabrie in Spain and New York City. Already a celebrated contemporary artist around the world, 2014 offers his artistic career a stunning highlight: He has been chosen as the featured artist for "Roland Garros" for 2014. His poster, which you see here, will grace the French Tennis Open’s events, official public communiqués and will hang proudly in the Galerie Lelong at the French Federation of Tennis Museum in Paris.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 January 2014 )
  • Street Art Exhibition

    By Laura Packham

    Lined up on a derelict residential block, hundreds of art lovers are waiting desperately to get inside before it's reduced to rubble in just a few weeks.

    But far from a wasteland, the humble high-rise building in the 13th arrondissement, has been temporarily transformed into a temple of urban art - the 'Paris Tour 13'.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 October 2013 )
  • Renaissance to Revolution: Two Hôtels

    By Jane del Monte

    Before it became a museum, a rare example of Renaissance architecture had some interesting occupants, from a social butterfly who left us a chronicle of Parisian society to an aristocrat whose social conscience made him a martyr of the Revolution. We think you’ll find the history of the Musée Carnavalet as interesting as its collections.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 October 2013 )
  • The Different Houses of Picasso

    By Nick Hilden

    I was hesitant to visit the Picasso Museum in Paris because the one in Malaga turned out to be so disappointing. Malaga is the town of his birth, and the museum there is in fact directly down the street from the house in which he was born, so expectations ran high. Too high, perhaps.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 August 2013 )
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