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