Museums

The André Malraux Museum of Fine Arts in Le Havre

Of the many Museums of Fine Arts that were created in France in the 19thcentury, one of the most unique is the André Malraux Museum in Le Havre. Like much of that city, the former Le Havre Museum of Fine Arts was destroyed during the Allied bombing raids of 1944. Almost all of its […]

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Paris

Of the 130 museums in Paris, no less than seven of them relate to the world of fashion. This one was created by the Foundation Pierre Bergé — Yves Saint Laurent and is located in the headquarters of the YSL haute couture house from 1974 to 2002, the year the house closed and was […]

Corot – The painter and his models

Exhibition from Feb 8th to July 8th 2018

 

The lovely Marmottan Monet Museum presents (until July 8) a rare display of intimate paintings of one of the great French masters of the 19th century.

Camille Corot (1796-1875) was mostly known and trained in the neoclassical style which featured landscapes and traditional themes. But he was also […]

Best Paris Museums for Porcelain

If you are interested in porcelain, you will recognize the name Sèvres, a virtual synonym for exquisite porcelain ever since its factory was created in 1740. You might not know that in the same suburb of the same name, Sèvres, there is an amazing museum devoted to many of the different forms of ceramics […]

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Claude Monet, Collector

If your love of Claude Monet’s art is sufficiently intense, you might wonder what sort of art the master collected for himself. Answers are available in an unusual exposition at the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris, until January 14: “Monet Collectionneur.”
Comprised of over 100 paintings, several sculptures, drawings and prints (including an assortment of […]

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The Hansen’s Secret Garden

 
Between 1916 and 1918, an astute Danish businessman indulged a personal passion for French art and amassed a collection of exceptional works of French artists ranging from Camille Corot to Paul Gauguin. Part of the collection, about 40 works, is on loan and can be seen until January 22 at the Jacquemart Andre Museum […]

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Pastel works from Degas to Redon Paris exhibition

September 15th 2017 to April 8th 2018

 
Between drawing and painting, pastel works are a form of art which are less known to most audiences. They are faster to make than paintings but extremely fragile to both light and vibrations, harder to conserve, hence the reason why we see much less of them in exhibitions. Because they are […]

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Christian Dior, 70 Years of Creation

From July 5th 2017 to January 7th 2018, at the Museum of Decorative Arts

The Decorative Arts Museum of Paris is celebrating the contributions of Christian Dior (1905-1957) to the world of fashion, through a retrospective of his creations. It is an occasion to explore the world of the founder while reviewing the legacy of […]

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Pissaro the First of the Impressionists

Exhibition at the Marmottan Monet Museum  

Until July 2nd, 2017

 
Camille Pissarro, known as ‘Papa’ to his fellow-Impressionists, was the eldest of the group. Born in 1830 on the island of St. Thomas in the Caribbean, he was fortunate to have studied the works of an amazingly large number of renowned artists* of the 18th […]

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An exhibit of Dutch painting masterworks: the Vermeer temporary exhibition at the Louvre Museum

For the first time since 1966,  twelve of the Dutch painter’s 36 masterworks are united and exposed in Paris at the Louvre museum. Named “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting”, this temporary exhibition portrays the master’s work in perspective with other 17th century Dutch painters, such as Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen or […]

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