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The Fifties, exhibition  - From Saturday, July 12 2014 to Sunday, November 2 2014

The Fifties, exhibition
Fifty shades of style.

In February 1947, Christian Dior's first collection was to revolutionise the fixed codes within fashion and femininity. he created a new silhouette, the "New Look", which characterises the 50s...

Antiques Biennial  - From Thursday, September 11 2014 to Sunday, September 21 2014

Antiques Biennial
Beautiful objects in an exceptional setting.

Since it was founded in 1956, the Antiques Biennial has always stood out thanks to its desire to present the public and collectors with objects and works of art of exceptional quality.

Ever rigorous in selection, the Read more about Antiques Biennial

Downwind of Art Brut 2: the De Stadshof Collection, exhibition  - From Wednesday, September 17 2014 to Sunday, January 4 2015

Downwind of Art Brut 2: the De Stadshof Collection, exhibition
Key figures in art brut.

For its major autumn exhibition when art brut seems to be everywhere, the Halle Saint Pierre presents the De Stadshof collection for the first time in...

Emile Bernard (1868-1941), exhibition   - From Wednesday, September 17 2014 to Monday, January 5 2015

Emile Bernard (1868-1941), exhibition
Vision of Egypt.

A painter, printmaker, but also an art critic, writer and poet, Emile Bernard was a major figure in the development of modern art. In the late 1880s he inaugurated the cloisonniste style, which was to be very important to Gauguin and Van Gogh, but also to...

Niki de Saint Phalle, exhibition  - From Wednesday, September 17 2014 to Monday, February 2 2015

Niki de Saint Phalle, exhibition
Voluptuous figures.

Known above all for her series entitled "Nanas", which recall the voluptuous forms of Botero. Through these forms, Niki de Saint Phalle took a position against the pre-1970s Read more about Niki de Saint Phalle, exhibition

The Borgias and their time. From Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo, exhibition  - From Wednesday, September 17 2014 to Sunday, February 15 2015

The Borgias and their time. From Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo, exhibition
A holy family.

The Borgia family became notorious as many charismatic members of the family became statesmen or popes. Their bad reputation fascinated many over the centuries. Authors as diverse as Victor Hugo and Alejandro Jodorowsky wrote about the Borgias. The recent television...

Bertrand Bonello, exhibition: Resonances   - From Friday, September 19 2014 to Sunday, October 26 2014

Bertrand Bonello, exhibition: Resonances
Cinema of our time.

A trained musician, Bertrand Bonello has made twelve films since the mid-1990s and as many prototypes. His cinema is at once experimental, sensual and narrative. This unique balance, renewed with each film, answers questions at the heart of contemporary art at...

Marcel Duchamp, paintings, exhibition  - From Wednesday, September 24 2014 to Monday, January 5 2015

Marcel Duchamp, paintings, exhibition
Avant garde.

For some, Marcel Duchamp alone represents modernity in art, and his status as an artist is no longer questioned or challenged. He introduced radical change into the art world with his "ready-mades", effectively killing off painting. However he himself was originally,...

Hokusai, exhibition  - From Wednesday, October 1 2014 to Sunday, January 18 2015

Hokusai, exhibition
It's now or never.

A protean artist with an extravagant personality, Hokusai was a bold artist who changed his signature some fifty times. He left us a body of work that is both abundant and varied including The great wave off Kanagawa which is probably the most...

From Ingres to Polke, 7 masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes, exhibition  - From Wednesday, October 1 2014 to Sunday, January 11 2015

From Ingres to Polke, 7 masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes, exhibition
Travelling art.

Originally hailed for its temporary exhibitions, the Petit Palais also contains an outstanding permanent collection, as it is part of the Museum of Fine Arts in the city of Paris. To attract more attention to this section, each year a guest museum, whose collections are...

The Kama Sutra: spirituality and eroticism in Indian art, exhibition  - From Thursday, October 2 2014 to Sunday, January 11 2015

The Kama Sutra: spirituality and eroticism in Indian art, exhibition
Empire of the senses.

Written in the 4th century AD and attributed to a Brahmin, the Kama Sutra is one of the most important medieval Hindu Read more about The Kama Sutra: spirituality and eroticism in Indian art, exhibition

The Mayas, three thousand years of civilisation, exhibition  - From Tuesday, October 7 2014 to Sunday, February 8 2015

The Mayas, three thousand years of civilisation, exhibition
The mysterious golden cities.

Like the Incas and Aztecs, the Mayas continue to fascinate us. This ancient civilisation was very advanced in various fields: architecture, astronomy, writing, art and mathematics, for example. The Quai Branly Museum devotes a large Read more about The Mayas, three thousand years of civilisation, exhibition

Saint Louis, exhibition   - From Wednesday, October 8 2014 to Sunday, January 11 2015

Saint Louis, exhibition
A great Christian king.

Born on April 25, 1214, Louis IX became King of France at the age of 12, reigning from 1226 to his death in 1270. He was canonized in 1297. This anniversary of the birth of St. Louis is not so much a solemn event than a reflection on his life....

The Dance of Forms, Textiles by Samiro Yunoki, exhibition   - From Wednesday, October 8 2014 to Monday, January 12 2015

The Dance of Forms, Textiles by Samiro Yunoki, exhibition
Decorative motifs.

Samiro Yunoki was born in Tokyo in 1922, in Tabata, a district popular with artists and writers. Coming from a family of artists, he was naturally interested in studying art, aesthetics and history at Tokyo University, before his studies were interrupted by the...

Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922). Defender of Impressionism, exhibition  - From Thursday, October 9 2014 to Sunday, February 8 2015

Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922). Defender of Impressionism, exhibition
Artists' friend and supporter.

"Now onto the subject of my great crime, the one that dominates all others. For a long time I have been buying art and I value to the highest degree works by the most original and learned painters,...

Alphonse Donatien de Sade (1740-1814), exhibition: Attacking the Sun  - From Tuesday, October 14 2014 to Sunday, January 25 2015

Alphonse Donatien de Sade (1740-1814), exhibition: Attacking the Sun
A neutral view.

Alphonse Donatien de Sade 1740-1814) revolutionized the history of literature and of the arts, clandestinely at first, later becoming a legendary figure.

In his work, the "Divine Marquis"...

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Paris: disappeared, restored, exhibition  - From Wednesday, December 12 2012 to Wednesday, December 31 2014

Paris: disappeared, restored, exhibition
Underneath the city lie traces of the past.

The archaeological crypt at Notre-Dame has undergone an extensive renovation programme. A new exhibition dedicated to the history of Paris invites visitors to discover the remains preserved in the crypt, setting them in...

Red and Black. Greek Vases from the Luynes Collection, exhibition  - From Monday, October 28 2013 to Sunday, January 4 2015

Red and Black. Greek Vases from the Luynes Collection, exhibition
Exceptional Greek vases.

The Duke of Luynes's personal collection, which includes several Greek vases of exceptional quality, was given to the French National Library in 1862. Indeed, the collector gathered a fine selection of vases decorated with figures, mostly from...

Insights into ghettos, exhibition at the Holocaust Memorial  - From Wednesday, November 13 2013 to Sunday, September 28 2014

Insights into ghettos, exhibition at the Holocaust Memorial
A closer look at ghettoisation.

The invasion of Poland in September 1939 marked the beginning of the Second World War. In the annexed territories to the east, the German army gathered the Jewish inhabitants in quickly overcrowded and unsanitary ghettos.

A considerable...