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The Picasso Museum Reopens

After almost an endless string of delays lasting over five years, The Picasso Museum finally reopened last October. It came with much controversy and drama as the head of the museum was fired over the delays in a bitter battle between the Picasso family and the museum. Sorely missed as a top attraction in the […]

Lanvin in the Limelight

Celebrating the oldest French fashion house still in existence, the Musee Palais Galliera has put together Jeanne Lanvin, the first full-scale exhibition of the designer. It has more than 100 garments from its own archives and from Lanvin. Alber Elbaz, the current artistic director of Lanvin, has worked closely the with museum to curate the […]

Get Illuminated

Hordes turned out for the annual Festival of Light in Paris. Take a photographic tour here without getting bumped by hot wine-addled spectators.

A Rose is Arose

Your rentree began last September but it is not complete without taking in a show of art in an independent gallery in the Marais — n’est-ce pas? I recommend seeing “Lost for Words,” which is in its last 11 days of an extended show at The Brooklyn. It’s a collection of collages by Matthew Rose, one of the […]

An American in Paris, Posthumously

The Jeu de Paume is host to the first retrospective in 25 years of the American photographer Garry Winogrand (1928-1984). He is considered in the same league as the American photographers Walker Evans, Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander. Winogrand captured moments in life similar to the work of French photographers Robert Doisneau, Marc Riboud and […]

The 5-Year Wait Is Over

After five long years of renovations, the Marais’s Picasso Museum finally reopened to the public on October 25, 2014, and at more than double its pre-renovation size. The building itself, the 17th century Hôtel Salé, is an impressive structure in itself, and it offers some beautiful rooftop views of Paris. Unfortunately, I found the layout […]

Color Your (Parisian) World

If you have kids (or an artistic streak), check out the giant coloring posters of Paris in different sizes up to 1m80 wide, and dining placemats of Paris (and other cities). There’s even a poster with a P’tit Vélib’ theme for little cyclists. They’re made of eco-friendly materials in France by OMY (27 rue Milton, […]

Last Week for Outdoor Photo Fest

Every summer, the town of La Gacilly on the border of Brittany’s Morbihan and Ile-et-Vilaine departments hosts the Festival Photo, the largest outdoor photo festival in France. If you happen to be in area, the 2014 exhibit runs one more week, until November 2nd! I’ve visited La Gacilly’s photo festival the last two summers. What […]

The Future, Viewed from the Past

It seems that humans cannot resist dabbling in predicting the future. We have an innate need to ignore Yogi Berra’s clear warning, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” So what did the year 2000 look like from a vantage point 100 years earlier? Let’s look at a few examples from a series of […]

Photo Show Opens This Week

by Meredith Mullins It has been fun to plan “Paris and Beyond” with my friend Richard Nahem. We have both been settled in Paris for eight years, and we both live to explore . . . and see things that have not been seen before. The exhibit opens this Thursday, September 25, at Le Galerie 102. Our […]

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