Museums, Monuments + Culture

  • Christian Lacroix Introduces a Bit of Edginess at the Staid Musée Cognacq-Jay

    By Diane Stamm

    Lumières: Carte Blanche à Christian Lacroix, the current exhibition at the Musée Cognacq-Jay, in the Paris 3rd through April 19, introduces a bit of edginess to the staid museum by displaying contemporary creations among the museum’s permanent 18th century collection.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 February 2015 )
  • A Glimpse of Travel in the Middle Ages at the Musée National du Moyen Âge

    By Diane Stamm

    Ask anyone why they travel today and you will get as many reasons as people asked. They are tired; they are bored; they are curious; their mate is driving them crazy; they just need to get away. But during the Middle Ages, people traveled for four main reasons – enrichment, salvation, war, and social visibility – according to the exhibition “Voyager au Moyan Âge” (“Traveling in the Middle Ages”), at the Musée national du Moyen Âge in the Paris 6th (formerly the Musée de Cluny), which runs through February 23.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 January 2015 )
  • No Clichés at Two Photo Exhibits in the Paris 4th

    By Diane Stamm

    “The biggest cliché in photography is sunrise and sunset.” So opined Catherine Opie, Professor of Photography at the University of California at Los Angeles. You will see no such clichés in “Toute photographie fait énigme” (“Every photograph is an enigma”), which runs through January 25, 2015, at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in the Paris 4th.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 January 2015 )
  • Paris Magnum, now through March 28, 2015

    By Loui Franke

    Take a photographic journey of Paris from the 1930’s to the present day at the recently opened exhibit, Paris Magnum. The capital’s social and political history are portrayed along with the glitter, the great fashions and, of course, the celebrities.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 December 2014 )
  • A Day at UNESCO

    By Loui Franke

    I had the good fortune to spend a full day at UNESCO and now I can share with you what is one of the best kept secrets in Paris.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 December 2014 )
  • 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 )
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