May 2011 Events in Paris

May 2011  Events in Paris
Paris comes alive in May with the start of the haute saison for visitors. You have everything from the French Open (Roland Garros) Tennis to author readings (Tatiana de Rosnay at Shakespeare and Co.) to fantastic concerts and free entry to many Paris museums well into the nighttime for the Nuit des Musées. With 29 million+ visitors a year, Paris has something for everyone! May Highlights Shakespeare and Company 9 Tatiana de Rosnay reads from her latest novel, A Secret Kept La Nuit européenne des musées14 The 7th European Museums at Night event kicks off and many museums are open 6pm to midnight.  Check the official website for details as to which museums are participating. The French Open Tennis (Roland Garros)17 – June 5th See the masters of the court battle it out to take home the prestigious winner’s cup from Roland Garros. Bercy17 Sade in concert Château de Versailles The Versailles Fountains: Saturday and Sundays from 2 April to 30 October (not available 1 May).  Also on Tuesdays 24 May to 28 June.  11am – 12pm and 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Foire du Trône Through June 5th—Europe’s largest fun fair can be found at Pelouse de  Reuilly (Métro: Liberté).  This fun fair has roots back to the 12th century. Antiquités Brocante at Bastille 19 – 29 Place de la Bastille becomes filled with 480 antique dealers, not to mention thousands of visitors. Musée des Arts Décoratifs 28 Ralph Lauren’s private priceless collection of sports cars go on show at the Museum of Decorative Arts. The Great Paris Steeplechase – 29 The first steeplechase was held in 1874 and it has been an annual event ever since, with the winner taking home €324,000.00. Museum Exhibitions in May (art, film, photography & more) The Louvre – Egypt in Stone, Egypt in Paper, through June 2nd Pietro da Cortona and Ciro Ferri, through June 6th Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus, through July 18th Claude Lorrain, The Draftsman Studying Nature, through July 18th Musée d’Orsay – A Balland of Love and Death: Pre-Raphaelite Photography in Great Britain, 1848-1875, through May 29th Gustave Mahler, through May 29th Manet: The Man who Invented Modern Art, opens April 5th through July 3rd Grand Palais – Nature et Idéal:  Le Paysage à Rome, through June 6th Aimé Césaire, Lam, Picasso, through June 6th Odilon Redon, through June 20th Monumenta: Anish Kapoor, May 15th – June 23rd Hôtel de Ville – La Commune: Paris Insurrection 1971, through May 28th Paris: Au Temps des Impressionnistes, through July 30th Musée Bourdelle – Madame Grés, through July 24th Palais de la Découverte Les Survivants de l’Extrême, through August 28th Energy Island, Palais de la Découverte, through May 15th Musée du Luxembourg – Cranach, In his Time, through May 23rd Musée de l’Armée – Armour of the Princes of Europe, through June 25th Petit Palais -Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris – Jean-Louis Forain 1852 – 1931, La Comédie Parisienne, through June 5th Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme – Chagall et la Bible, through June 5th Mémorial de la Shoah – Juger Eichmann – Jerusalem 1961, through September 28th Château de Versailles – Thrones in Majesty, through June 19th Musée de la Vie Romantique – Romantic French Gardens, through July 17th Musée du Quai Branly – Le Fabrique des Images, through July 17th L’Orient des Femmes, a Vision by Christian Lacroix, through May 15th Dogon, through July 4th Centre Georges Pompidou – François Morellet, through July 4th My Way, Jean-Michel Othoniel, through May 23rd Paris – Delhi – Bombay, opens May 25th – September 19th Musée des Arts Décoratifs – Les Années 1990-2000 History of Contemporary Fashion, through May 8th Vilac, 100 Years of Wooden Toys, through May 8th The Art of the Automobile, The Private Collection of Ralph Lauren, through August 28th Verre à Venise – 3 Artists, 3 Visions, through September 4th Animal, through November 30th Musée Jacquemart André – Dans l’Intimité des Frères Caillebotte, through July 11th La Maison Rouge – Tous Cannibales,through May 15th Chiharu Shiota, Home of Memory, through May 15th La Maison Européenne de la Photographie – L’Objet Photographique, through June 19th Patrick Tosani, through June 19th Musée Maillol – Miró Sculpteur, through July 31st Mona Bismarck Foundation – Gustave Corbet and the Love of Nature, through June 4th Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle – Parcours à la Ménagerie, through December 31st Dans l’Ombre des Dinosaures, through June 13th In the Wake of Sharks, through May 8th Foundation Cartier – Vaudou, through September 25th Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris – Apartès, through May 7th Van Dongen, through July 17th Musée National de la Légion d’Honneur – Napoléon’s Imperial Jewels, through May 29th Pinacothèque – Le Voyage Imaginaire de Hugo Pratt, through August 21st Cinémathèque – Stanley Kubrick Retrospective, through July 11th Musée National de la Marine – Paquebot France, through October 23rd Australian Embassy / 4, rue Jean Rois, Paris 15th Dennis Nona, Entre Ciel, Terre et Mer, ou le Mythe Revisité, through May 20th Ateliers d’Art et Design – An exhibition displaying the work of many talented artists in conjunction with the Mairie de Paris Through May 28th Musée Zadkine – Frédérique Lucien – Introspectives, through September 4th Atelier 7 – Charwei Tsai, May 25th – June 24th Giverny Impressionists Museum – Bonnard en Normandie, through July 3rd   Popular Music Venues – Highlights of May Contemporary, Rock, R&B, Jazz Bercy – 17   Sade 26   Yusuf (Cat Stevens) 30, 31   Roger Waters – The Wall Live Salle Pleyel – 3   Hilary Hahn – Valentina Lisita 5    Orchestre Symphonique du CRR…

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