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La Bohème, opera by Puccini   - From Sunday, November 30 2014 to Tuesday, December 30 2014

La Bohème, opera by Puccini
Carefree youth…

Two young men in their prime are set to take over the world with their painting, poetry or philosophy.

They are young, happy-go-lucky characters, living in a small box-room without much money, dreaming of glory.

But then Mimi enters their...

Cirque du Soleil, Quidam show  - From Friday, December 5 2014 to Sunday, December 7 2014

Cirque du Soleil, Quidam show
Part of the whole.

A legendary production from the famous Cirque du Soleil, one of the best circus troupes in the world, Quidam is about anonymity that reigns in cities and provides the backdrop for our lives.

As always, poetry and magic turn into...

The Rite of Spring, show  - From Wednesday, December 10 2014 to Sunday, December 14 2014

The Rite of Spring, show
Awakening the senses.

A hundred years after it first triumphed at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky's musical manifesto - accompanied by Nijinsky's choreography - has lost none of its dramatic energy. Without altering the anything in the...

Paris liberated, Paris photographed, Paris exhibited, exhibition  - From Tuesday, June 10 2014 to Sunday, February 1 2015

Paris liberated, Paris photographed, Paris exhibited, exhibition
The liberation of Paris, in images.

On 10 November 1944, France - and the Allies - were still fighting, Paris has just been liberated and the first exhibition on the Liberation was inaugurated at the Carnavalet Museum. Nearly three quarters of a century later, the...

Swedish Wooden Toys, exhibition  - From Thursday, June 19 2014 to Sunday, January 11 2015

Swedish Wooden Toys, exhibition
A Swedish childhood.

In 1987, the toy department of the Museum of Decorative Arts presented an exhibition on wooden toys from all countries and all eras. In 2010, the toy gallery invited top company Vilac to celebrate the 100th anniversary of wooden toys from the Jura. These two...

Contemporary Jaurès, 1914-2014, exhibition  - From Wednesday, June 25 2014 to Tuesday, March 31 2015

Contemporary Jaurès, 1914-2014, exhibition
Year of Jaurès.

Born of a partnership between the Centre for National Monuments and the Jean Jaurès Foundation, this exhibition takes the visitor from the time of his death to "Jaurès year", one hundred years...

Dali's Wall, exhibition  - From Thursday, September 11 2014 to Sunday, March 15 2015

Dali's Wall, exhibition
Surrealism meets street art.

For its next exhibition, the Espace Dali has invited street artists to take over the space. Twenty artists imagine an encounter with Salvador Dali, drawing inspiration for their original works from Dali's creative and crazy imagination...

Perugino, Raphael's master, exhibition  - From Friday, September 12 2014 to Monday, January 19 2015

Perugino, Raphael's master, exhibition
Master of the Renaissance.

Regarded by his contemporaries as one of the finest Italian painters, during the last decades of the fifteenth century and early sixteenth century, Perugino (1450-1523) initiated a new way...

Roman Vishniac. From Berlin to New York, 1920-1975, exhibition  - From Wednesday, September 17 2014 to Sunday, January 25 2015

Roman Vishniac. From Berlin to New York, 1920-1975, exhibition
A lost world.

Bringing together some 220 works, this exhibition aims to re-evaluate the photographic work of Roman Vishniac as a whole, from his beginnings in Berlin to the post war years in the USA.

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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...

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...

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...

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

François Truffaut, exhibition   - From Wednesday, October 8 2014 to Sunday, January 25 2015

François Truffaut, exhibition
And... action!

Drawing on the archives relating to François Truffaut, given by the French Cinémathèque by his family, the exhibition traces the career of this great filmmaker. The exhibition includes annotated scenarios, marked up manuscripts, correspondence, handwritten...

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...

Mark Lewis, exhibition: Invention at the Louvre   - From Thursday, October 9 2014 to Monday, January 5 2015

 Mark Lewis, exhibition: Invention at the Louvre
Cinematic Louvre.

Artist Mark Lewis began his career in the early 1990s. Paintings, photographs and cinematic works show the registers he maintains in his films, through silent conversations.

Under the title of Invention at the Louvre, Mark Lewis has...

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,...

David Altmejd, exhibition   - From Friday, October 10 2014 to Sunday, February 1 2015

David Altmejd, exhibition
Singular art.

Born in 1974 in Montreal, David Altmejd was much talked about in 2007 at the 52nd Venice Biennale with his work in the Canadian pavilion where he created the installation The Index. The unique character of his work makes him one of the most daring artists of...

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"...

Contemporary Morocco, exhibition  - From Wednesday, October 15 2014

Contemporary Morocco, exhibition
A first.

After the success of exhibitions such as Orient Express and Hajj-the pilgrimage to Mecca, the Institut du Monde Arabe opens a major exhibition on contemporary Morocco on 15 October 2014, running until early 2015.

Visitors will be able to discover...

Seen from the front. Representing the Great War, exhibition  - From Wednesday, October 15 2014 to Sunday, January 25 2015

Seen from the front. Representing the Great War, exhibition
Witnesses of war.

Seen from the front, representing the Great War will focus on how contemporaries perceived and represented the front. How did the front line soldiers see the Great War? What did they depict and why?
We are reminded that the issues were extensively...

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Paris: disappeared, restored, exhibition  - From Thursday, December 13 2012 to Thursday, December 31 2015

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 Saturday, October 31 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...

France - China: 1964-2014, 50 years of diplomatic relations  - From Wednesday, January 1 2014 to Wednesday, December 31 2014

France - China: 1964-2014, 50 years of diplomatic relations
A bridge between two cultures.

In 1964, France and China officially entered into a diplomatic relationship. A brief, sober statement that in this period of Cold War was surprising for the audacity of this...