Paris Events Calendar April 2012

Paris Events Calendar April 2012

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ASSORTED PARIS EVENTS

Drawing Now Paris
Through 1 April Held in the Carrousel du Louvre, this is the first contemporary art fair exclusively dedicated to drawings

Art Paris
Through April 1st The best in modern and contemporary art come together at the Grand Palais

Paris Roubaix Bike Race

8 Older than the Tour de France, this ride is known as the l’Enfer du Nord

Salon du Réalités Nouvelles

8 – 15 Held in the Parc Floral, more than 400 artist converge to display their striking creations

Cité International des Arts Paris

10 April – May 9th Ana Tzarev on exhibition: Exposed: The Secret Garden

Paris Marathon

11 Get on out there and cheer on the 40,000 + runners who will be taking to the streets for the 34th annual Paris Marathon!

Musée Marmottan

22 An evening concert “freely inspired by the link between Berthe Morisot and the artists of her time.”

Grand Marché d’Art Contemporain

26 – 1 May Artist 500+ artists will have their work on display ranging from painting, sculpting, ceramics and more.

Salon du Livre Ancien

27-29 Head to the Nef du Grand Palais for the best of rare and old print – come to buy or peruse!

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS (ART, FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY & MORE)

Archaeological Crypt of Notre Dame – Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre Dame

  • Permanent collection on view

Beaux-Arts de Paris

  • Rembrandt et son Entourage, through April 20th
  • L’Arbre et le Photographe, through April 22nd

Branly Museum on Quai Branly—Musée du Quai Branly

  • The Invention of the Savage, through June 30th
  • Patagonia, through May 13th
  • La Pluie, through May 13th

Bourdelle Museum—Musée Bourdelle

  • Permanent collection on view

Carnavalet Museum—Musée Carnavalet

  • Eugène Atget, Paris, through July 29th

Cartier Foundation Gallery—Fondation Cartier

  • Show and Tell, opens May 15th through September 30th

Children’s Interactive Art Museum—Musée en Herbe

  • Victor Vasarely, through December 31st

Cinema Museum—Cinémathèque

  • Tim Burton, The Exposition, through August 5th

City of Science & Industry Museum & Children’s Museum—Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

  • Océan, Climat et Nous, through June 30th

Costume & Theater Set Design Museum—Centre National du Costume de Scène

  • L’Envers du Décor, through May 20th

Decorative Arts Museum—Musée des Arts Décoratifs

  • Les Histoires de Babar, through September 2nd
  • Trompe-l’oeil. Imitations, through November 15th
  • Hussein Chalayan, Récits du Mode, through December 11th

European House of Photography—La Maison Européenne de la Photographie (AKA “MEP”)

  • Dominique Auerbacher, Scratches, opens April 4th through June 17th
  • Guido Albi Marini, opens April 4th through June 17th
  • Là-bas, Vidéos de Neuf Artistes Israéliens, open April 4th through June 17th

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mexique 1932-1934, through April 22nd
  • Yutaka Takanashi, opens May 10th through July 29th

Giverny Impressionism Museum  (by Monet’s gardens) — Giverny Impressionists Museum

  • From Delacroix to Signac: Drawings from the Dyke Collection, opens July 27th through October 31st

Grand Palace Museum, Palace of Discovery—Grand Palais/Palais de la Découverte

Grand Palace National Gallery—Galerie Nationales du Grand Palais

  • Helmut Newton, through June 17th
  • Beauté Animale, through July 16th

Holocaust Memorial Museum—Mémorial de la Shoah

  • The Eichmann Trial, opens April 8th through September 28th

Hotel de Ville

  • Doisneau, Paris les Halles, through April 28th

Jacquemart-André Museum–Musée Jacquemart André

Jeu de Paume

  • Jimmy Robert: Langue Matérielle, through April 29th
  • Ai Weiwei: Entrelacs, through April 29th
  • Berenice Abbott  (1898-1991), through April 29th

Jewish Art & History Museum—Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme

  • Les Juifs dans l’Orientalisme, July 8th

Legion of Honor Museum—Musée National de la Légion d’Honneur

  • La Berline de Napoléon, through July 8th

Louvre Museum  — Musée du Louvre

  • New Frontier: American Art Enters the Louvre, through April 16th

Luxembourg Garden Museum—Musée du Luxembourg

  • Cima Maître de la Renaissance Vénitienne, opens April 5th through July 15th

Maillol Museum; Dina Vierny Foundation—Musée Maillol

  • Artemisia, through July 15th

Maison de Balzac

  • Closed for renovations through April

Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris

Modern Art Museum of Paris—Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

  • Resisting the Present, Mexico 2000/2012, through July 8th
  • Eko Nugroho, Témoin Hybride, through June 10th
  • Présentation du Legs Isabella Pakszwer-de-Chirico, through July 1st

Mona Bismarck Foundation  & American Cultural Center/Gallery

  • Permanent collection on view

Montparnasse Museum—Le Musée du Montparnasse

  • Maxim Kantor, Vulcanus, opens April 6th through May 6th
  • Jean-Gabrile Domergue, opens June 6th through September 2012

Museum of Armor —Musée de l’Armée

  • 1689-2011: Les Irlandais et la France, through April 29th

Musée Guimet

  • Ishinomaki Hibi Shimbun, through April 15th

Musée de l’Orangerie

  • Debussy, Music and the Arts, through June 11th

Musée de la Poupée

  • Baby Boom: La Suite 1960-1979, through September 22nd

Natural History Museum — Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle

Nissim de Camondo Museum

  • Permanent collection on display

Orsay Museum—Musée d’Orsay

  • Akseli Gallen-Kallela, through May 6th
  • Degas and the Nude, through July 1st

Palais Garnier

  • No current exhibition

Palais de Tokyo

  • Closed for renovations through April 11th

Paris City Hall Gallery—Hôtel de Ville

Petit Palais Fine Arts Museum of Paris—Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris

  • José María Sert, le Titan à l’Oeuvre, through August 5th
  • Portraits Flamands et Hollandais, through July 15th

Pinacothèque Art Museum of Paris — Pinacothèque

  • Les Masques de Jade Mayas, through June 10th

Pompidou Modern Art Museum—Centre Georges Pompidou

  • Danser sa Vie, through April 2nd
  • Matisse Paires et Séries, through June 18th

Red House Foundation (Albert de Galbert Foundation)— La Maison Rouge

Musée Rodin

Romantic-Writers Museum—Musée de la Vie Romantique

  • La Nouvelle Athènes, permanent exhibition
  • Theâtres Romantiques à Paris, through July 15th
  • Jardins Romantiques Français (1170-1840), through July 17th

Skilled Arts & Crafts Museum — Musée des Arts et Métiers

  • Radio: Ouvrez Grands vos Oreilles, through September 2nd

Versailles Palace— Château de Versailles

  • Le Guerre de Napoléon, through May 13th

Zadkine (sculpture) Museum & Garden—Musée Zadkine

  • Closed through May 2012 for maintenance

 

POPULAR MUSIC VENUES (POP, ROCK, R&B, JAZZ)

Bercy

5   Drake

7 & 8   David Guetta

11   Harlem Globetrotters

13   Laura Pausini

17   Nightwish

20   WWE Raw Wrestlemania

Cigale Theater—La Cigale

2   Naheah

3   Tinariwen

5   Amadou et Mariam

6   Blankass

7   The Inspector Cluzo

10, 11   Chinese Man

13   Killing Joke

14   Viviane Émigré

24   Roots Manuva

26   Charles Bradley and his Exraordinaires

30   Miles Kane

Olympia Concert Hall— L’Olympia

1   Jean-Pax Mefret

2   Shaka Ponk

3   Zebda

5   Imany

6   Stacey Kent

7   Fanny J

8   Tanya St Val

12   Sefyu

13   The Stranglers

14   Daniel Guichard

16   Lauryn Hill

23   Vincent Moscato

26   The Rapture

27   Akiyo

29   The Dandy Warhols

Le Palais des Congrès de Paris

3-7   Bejart Ballet Lausanne

8, 9   Les Choeurs de l’Armée Rouge

10   Shen Yun

Stade de France

No concerts scheduled in April

Zénith Concert Hall—Le Zénith

1, 2   Si Carmen m’Etait Contee

6   Super Junior World Tour

11   Sean Paul

14   l’Arc en Ciel

21   Allaoua

22   Tunisie en Fête

23   Methodman

27   Skrillex Cell Show

JAZZ CLUBS & CONCERT VENUES

Sunside/Sunset

Le Caveau de la Huchette

Le Duc des Lombards

Le Caveau des Oubliettes

Le Baiser Salé

New Morning

Le Petit Journal Montparnasse

Swan Bar

Le Mériden Etoile

 

AUTHORS, BOOK-SIGNINGS & LITERARY EVENTS

American Library in Paris

4   Evenings with an Author: Stéphane Hessel

11   Evenings with an Author: Marilyn Waite

12   Evenings with an Author: Lily Tuck

Shakespeare and Co.

2   An evening with Tom Hodgkinson, The Idler

5   Lisa Hannigan (music)

12   Philosophers in the Library: Darren Frey

16   Kate Tempest, performance poetry

19   Jeanette Winsterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

20   Chris Pavone, The Expats

23   Alan S. Cowell, The Paris Correspondent

25   Music Hour for children (3:00pm)

Village Voice Bookshop

3   Mark Strand reads from, Almost Invisible

12   Edward Girardet reads from, Killing the Cranes

W.H. Smith

19   Chris Pavone reading and signing, The Expats

OPERA, BALLET & THEATRE PERFORMANCES

Opéra Garnier [Palais Garnier]

  • La Veuve Joyeuse, through April 2nd
  • L’Histoire de Manon, opens April 21st through May 13th

Opéra Bastille

  • Troisième Symphonie de Gustav Mahler, opens April 9th through May 12th
  • La Bayadère, through April 15th
  • Don Giovani, through April 21st
  • Cavalleria Rustaicana/Pagliacci, opens April 13th through May 11th

 

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