Une brève histoire de l'avenir
Sep
23
to Jan 4

Une brève histoire de l'avenir

  • Place du Louvre Paris, IDF, 75001 France (map)
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Musée du Louvre (Paris 1er): This exhibition is based on the book by Jacques Attali of the same name, published in 2006. Pluridisciplinary, it brings a number of contemporary artists into a dialogue with noteworthy works from different eras, retracing in the present an account of the past conducive to a clearer view of the future.

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Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842)
Sep
22
to Jan 11

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842)

  • 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower Paris, IDF, 75008 France (map)
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Grand Palais (Paris 8e): This first retrospective devoted to the works of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun presents an artist whose life stretched from the reign of Louis XV to that of Louis-Philippe (one of the most eventful and turbulent periods in European and above all French history of modern times).

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Splendeurs et misères - Images de la prostitution en France (1850-1910)
Sep
21
to Jan 12

Splendeurs et misères - Images de la prostitution en France (1850-1910)

  • 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur Paris, IDF, 75007 France (map)
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Musée d'Orsay (Paris 7e): The first major show on the subject of prostitution, this exhibition attempts to retrace the way French and foreign artists, fascinated by the people and places involved in prostitution, have constantly sought to find new pictorial resources for depicting the realities and fantasies it implied.

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Osiris : mystères engloutis d'Égypte
Sep
7
to Jan 31

Osiris : mystères engloutis d'Égypte

  • 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard Paris, IDF, 75005 France (map)
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Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris 5e): The objects will be drawn largely from the last seven years of underwater excavations at the ancient cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus off the coast of Egypt. The selection will be supplemented by 40 artefacts from museums in Cairo and Alexandria.

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Henry Darger
May
28
to Oct 11

Henry Darger

  • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (map)
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Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris 16e): This exhibition recreates the imaginary world of an artist now recognised as one of the major representatives of Outsider Art. Self-taught and long a marginal figure on the art scene, Darger created a unique personal realm, a strangely singular mix of historical narrative and American popular culture.

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Dolce vita ? Du Liberty au design italien (1900-1940)
Apr
14
to Sep 13

Dolce vita ? Du Liberty au design italien (1900-1940)

Musée d'Orsay (Paris 7e)In Italy in the early twentieth century the decorative arts were used to interpret the desire for progress of a nation that had only just found its unity. Cabinetmakers, ceramicists and glass-makers all worked together with the leading artists, creating a veritable "Italian style".

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Les Maîtres de la sculpture de Côte d'Ivoire
Apr
14
to Jul 26

Les Maîtres de la sculpture de Côte d'Ivoire

Musée du quai Branly (Paris 7e)Long considered in the West as simple artisanal objects, the wooden sculptures produced in Western Africa – and principally in Ivory Coast – reveal their technical qualities and aesthetic power throughout an exhibition tracing the major styles of the region.

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