Museums

Museums

Long ago in Paris I made a pilgrimage to number 14 rue de La Rochefoucauld in the 9th arrondissement. (At this address, Musée Gustave Moreau is a museum dedicated to the painter.) I suspect,...

Have you ever visited the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) in Paris? Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Arab World Institute was originally designed by Jean Nouvel in a landmark building on the...

One of the major art events on the jam-packed Paris cultural calendar is FIAC (short for La Foire internationale d’art contemporain)-- the famous contemporary art fair. Taking place this year from 19 - 22 October, the...

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris have launched an exhibition – Being Modern: MoMA in Paris (Etre modern: le MoMA à Paris) – at...

The Monnaie de Paris historic center of coin production, and the only working factory in the city, opened to the public on 30 September, 2017 - after six years of transformation work. The Mint...

"Photographing a cake can be art."—Irving Penn Irving Penn is considered to be one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, and 2017 marks the centenary of his birth – in Plainfield, New Jersey...

The release this month of the film Gauguin-Voyage de Tahiti, with Vincent Cassel of Black Swan fame in the lead role, coincides with a hugely important exposition of Gauguin’s works at the Grand Palais from...

It's no secret that Paris is a perfect city for flâneurs. With treasures to be discovered around every turn, the French capital is a city that's meant to be strolled. But what are the best walking...

There's a lot to love at the Centre Pompidou this summer. Artist David Hockney has made a splash with an important exhibition, not to mention the jardin perché-- the perched ephemeral "garden" of geometric shapes--...

After more than 50 years, David Hockney not only shows little inclination to slow down, but he continues to push the limits of artistic creation. In his own words, “What else can you do?...

Discover French country living in the 18th century just 26 kilometers west of Paris. Château de Champs-sur-Marne was constructed between 1703 and 1708 at the request of Louis XIV’s financier, Paul Poisson de Bourvallais....

The Musée des Arts Decoratifs celebrates House of Dior’s 70th Annniversary I don’t know about you but j’adore Dior. He seems to be a man who not only had genius but also really understood women....