Museums

Museums
Grand Musée du Parfum

The highly anticipated new perfume museum opens on December 22 in Paris and it’s as elegant as its setting on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Just across from Le Bristol, the museum occupies the historic mansion...

A new landmark exhibition at the Petit Palais honors the life and work of the famed Irish writer Oscar Wilde. Featuring over 200 exhibits, including original manuscripts and drawings, Oscar Wilde: Insolence Incarnate is...

Even after all these years living in France, I experience moments of astonishment, particularly when it comes to insightful analysis of American culture and history. One example is the Pavillon de l'Eau's photography exhibition...
close up of Monet's water lilies

At this time of year drowsy purple asters or a clutch of steadfast zinnias can evoke memories of my autumn trip to Giverny, home of the world’s most prolific Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. As...
"Le Petit Prince" themed carrousel in Paris. Photo: Virginia Jones

Editor's note: Have you read Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon? The New Yorker writer's book of essays is a thoughtful memoir about an expat adapting to life in the City of Light, in which he also shares personal...
Admiring masterpieces from the "Shchukin Collection" at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Please allow me a minute to wax poetic. I just had the opportunity to see “Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection” at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, which left me speechless. If you are...
Frida Kahlo's "The Two Fridas"

Billed as one of the largest events dedicated to Mexican art in decades, the newly opened Mexique exhibition at the Grand Palais offers visitors a cultural and historical view of the country through the...
Profil du Temps, Salvador Dali,

A bizarre and exciting temporary exhibit was installed a few weeks ago within the existing permanent exhibit of Salvador Dalí’s works at the Espace Dalí in Montmartre. It is an entrancing and complex exhibit. I...
Interior of the Pavillon de l'eau

Even the city’s most avid culture buffs haven’t discovered all the marvelous museums in Paris. Case in point: the Pavillon de l’eau, which we recently visited in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Every day...

https://player.vimeo.com/video/180618771?autoplay=1 Every four years the French look on bemused, or horrified, at the American electoral system. Electoral college? Super PACs? Debate coaches? Focus groups? Huh? This electoral cycle they are aghast at the improbable rise...
Affiche Rmn-Grand Palais / Photo Paul Nemerlin, Hergé

Amongst the throngs of journalists attending the opening the Hergé exhibition at the Grand Palais on September 28th, 2016, there will be an intrepid boy reporter with a blonde quiff and dashing plus-fours that...
Tout est Art ?, Ben at Musée Maillol

Tout est Art ! Ben Vautier (BEN) given carte blanche at Musée Maillol "I’m worried about my wife, each time I call her in Nice I get the busy signal, maybe she’s having an affair?" It’s...