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Power Plays

Dec 5, 2017 - Jul 2, 2018

Emblematic portraits, equestrian statues and coronation regalia are among the exhibits on show in Power Plays at the Louvre’s Petite Galerie. On loan from the Musée du Louvre, Musée National du Château de Pau, Château de Versailles and Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, the 40 works explore the representation of political power and the use of art as a propaganda tool, from Antiquity to the modern day.  Until July 2 petitegalerie.louvre.fr

Before The Incas

January 19 - April 1

Drawing on recent archaeological breakthroughs, the Musée du Quai Branly offers an insight into the organisation of power within Peru's ancient societies before the rise of the mighty Incas. Until April 1 www.quaibranly.fr

Paintings From Afar

Mar 7, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019

Exotic works from a range of artists including Matisse and Gauguin. "Shedding light on the collection of paintings housed at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Some two hundred hitherto unseen works revealing the evolution of the Western perception of distant and not-so-distant populations, societies and territories over the centuries." Visit their website for more information.

Dutch Artists in Paris

March 7 - May 13

Exhibition at the Petit Palais celebrating the history of Dutch artists in France. Van Gogh, Van Dongen, Mondrian... Visit the website for more information.

Corot at the Musée Marmottan

March 7 - July 8

Exhibition displaying the work of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796 - 1875) at the Marmottan Monet Museum. Click here for more information. The Marmottan Monet museum is every day opened, except Monday, from 10 am till 6 pm. Night-on Thursdays till 9 pm. 2 rue Louis Boilly 75016 Paris


March 16 - May 6

A showcase of the new crop of European photographers, from fledgling shutterbugs to up-andcoming artists, the Circulation(s) festival at the Centquatre has launched many an international career. Be the first to discover the greats of tomorrow. Until May 6 www.104.fr

Salon du Dessin at the Palais Brongniart

March 21 - March 26

The 27th edition of the Salon du Dessin, celebrating drawings from a huge range of artists throughout the ages from Gauguin, Rousseau, Monet, hockney, Kandinsky and many more. For more information, visit the website here.

Paris Choral Society Concert

March 23 - March 24

The Paris Choral Society will be playing two intimate choral works by composers: Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir a cappella and Francis Poulenc’s Stabat Mater. Visit the website for more information. Fri, Mar 23, 20188:00 PM  Sat, Mar 24, 20186:00 PM

Arab World Institute: The Epic of the Suez Canal, From the Pharaohs to the 21st century

March 25 - August 5

This fascinating exhibition looks at the 4000 year saga of the Suez Canal. Beginning in the time of the Pharaohs only to be realised in 1869; the epic project to create a shortcut between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea has been one of the most controversial undertakings the world has ever seen. www.imarabe.org/en  

Guernica in Paris

March 27 - July 29

The Guernica is Picasso’s most famous and most studied painting. The Musée national Picasso-Paris is celebrating this awesome painting with a full exhibition. “Following the 80th anniversary of the work’s creation, the Musée national Picasso-Paris in partnership with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is dedicating an exhibition to the story of Guernica an exceptional painting by Pablo Picasso and probably one of the most famous artworks in the world. The masterpiece can be seen in its permanent…

The Paris marathon by Bryan Pirolli

Paris Marathon 2018

April 8

GET SET. . . Race! The Paris Marathon may be one of the most scenic, what with the Iron Lady and Arc de Triomphe spurring runners on to the finish line, but it’s not for the faint of heart – or sightseers. If bolting round the capital doesn’t appeal, you can always retreat to a café and cheer from the comfort of a terrasse. April 8 www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.com


May 19

With crowds expected to start forming orderly queues from mid-afternoon – for a 6pm start(!) – it’s fair to say this Nuit des Musées business is for confi rmed (and patient) culture vultures. Every year, the fleeting event sees close to 1,200 monuments, flagship museums and châteaux up and down the nation fl ing their gates open after-hours free of charge, with behind-the-scenes access to exhibits and workshops thrown in (all until the last stroke of midnight). As usual, a…

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