Museums, Monuments + Culture

  • Pierre Soulages, the 'Painter of Black' is Born in Aveyron

    By Christian Hery

    Pierre Soulages is a French painter, engraver, and sculptor born in 1919 who sees light as a matter to work with. He has been been described by some as “the world's greatest living artist”. Read more...

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 December 2014 )
  • Revealing the Shadows - Portraits of the New Parisians'

    By Laura Packham

    Most people, at one time or another, fantasize about throwing it all in and booking a one-way ticket to Paris. But who are the people that really do it? And what happens after the ever-after? As part of Paris Photo month, a new exhibition ‘Revealing the Shadows - Portraits of New Parisians,’ aims to explore exactly this, as Laura Packham writes.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 December 2014 )
  • Perugino, Maitre de Raphael / Perugino, Raphael’s master

    By Rosemary Flannery

    A superb exhibition on Italian Renaissance master Perugino is currently being hosted by the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris. Piero di Cristoforo Vannucci was born circa 1445-1450 in Citta della Pieve, a small city near Umbria’s capital, Perugia; his artistic training began here.


    Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 November 2014 )
  • 5 Exhibitions You Can't Miss in Paris this Autumn

    By Marta Lopez Garcia

    There is a reason why people say that Paris is the centre of the culture. Most influential artists in the 20th century studied, lived and died in this city and that is probably the reason why today it’s not possible to understand the French capital without the huge collection of galleries and museums showing the best Contemporary art and photography. Because Paris is and will always be the city of inspiration, here are 5 of the most tempting exhibitions coming up this autumn.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 September 2014 )
  • La Nuit Blanche; an Artistic Stroll in Paris

    By Loui Franke

    This year La Nuit Blanche will be a celebration of contemporary art designed to transform the city by incorporating public spaces. José-Manuel Gonçalvès, the Directeur Artistique, has organized a grand artistic promenade in the city of Paris on October 4th. More than fifty international artists will be participating to help provide installations in the public spaces and parks within the city.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 September 2014 )
  • Centre Pompidou – Always an Adventure

    By Michele Kurlander

    During a recent visit to Paris, Michele Kurlander decides to stroll past the iconic Notre Dame de Paris cathedral and head north across the Pont D’Arcole to the rive droite where less than 10 minutes later, walking up rue de Renard, she marvels once again at what appears to her to be a combination of ugliness and strange beauty - the multi leveled and surrealistic building known as the Centre Pompidou.

    Last Updated ( Monday, 15 September 2014 )
  • 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 )
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