Cultural Season 2017: Ongoing & Upcoming Exhibitions in Paris
MUSÉE MARMOTTAN MONET
Until July 2, 2017
Around seventy-five masterpieces by Camille Pissaro in paint and tempera from some of the world's greatest museums and prestigious private collections retrace the full body of his work, from his youth in the Danish West Indies to the great urban series of Paris, Rouen and Le Havre painted at the end of his life. Described by Cézanne as "the first of the Impressionists", Pissarro was certainly one of the founders of this movement.
RODIN: THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION
Until July 31, 2017
2017 marks the centenary of Auguste Rodin's death. The exhibition at the Grand Palais provides a fresh perspective on this elemental artist and his relationships with his collectors and his artist contemporaries - Claudel, Brancusi, Picasso and Richier - to reveal and understand the power of his genius in a new light.
Until August 14, 2017
Walker Evans (1903-1975) is one of the most important American photographers of the 20th century. The Centre Pompidou celebrates his life's work with the first major museum retrospective in France. His fascination with everyday details and the commonplace urban scene did much to define the visibility of 20th century American culture.
MUSÉE NATIONAL PICASSO-PARIS
Until September 3, 2017
This exhibition looks back on the early years of the mariage between Pablo Picasso and his first wife Olga Khokhlova, a dancer with the Russian Ballet company. It gives perspective to the creation of several major works in the period from 1917 to 1935 by putting this output in the context of this personal history as a filter for the wider political and social history of the interwar period through a rich selection of paintings and drawings, together with written and photographic archive material.
Upcoming Exhibitions in Paris
FONDATION CARTIER POUR L'ART CONTEMPORAIN
April 20 to September 24, 2017
Through nearly 400 works by 80 historical and contemporary photographers from around the world such as Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Lee Friedlander, Rosângela Renno and Yasuhiro Ishimoto, the exhibition reveals how, from the time of its invention to date, cars have become a subject of study for photographers.
FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON
ART/AFRIQUE, LE NOUVEL ATELIER
April 26 to August 28, 2017
This exhibition provides an overview of contemporary creativity from Sub-Saharan Africa to South Africa in three sections: The Insiders , a selection of work from the African art collection of Jean Pigozzi (1989-2009); Being there, South Africa, a contemporary art scene; and Africa in the Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection.
JEU DE PAUME
ED VAN DER ELSKEN
June 13 to September 24, 2017
This exhibition presents a large selection of iconic images from the body of photography created by Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990), a unique figure in Dutch 20th century documentary cinema and photography: his images of Paris in the 1950s, figures photographed on his many travels and in his native Amsterdam over the following decades, as well as his books and excepts from his films and slideshows, particularly Eye Love You and Tokyo Symphony.
June 21 to October 23, 2017
Between 21 June and 23 October, the Centre Pompidou celebrates David Hockney at 80 with an unprecedentedly extensive exhibition of the English artist's work. The catalogue includes more than 160 works by the artist, including the Swimming Pools and Grand Canyon series, as well as many other paintings, photographs, videos and iPhone/iPad drawings.
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