Paris is a well-organised and pleasant city for ex-pats. Accommodation is reasonably priced and relatively easy to find, public transport is cheap, plentiful and efficient, parking is well organized, the French are polite and helpful, and food shopping, thanks to the variety on offer, is a pleasure....

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Being Modern: MoMA in Paris

11 Oct-5 March. A selection of 200 works charting the history of the collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The exhibition ranges from works acquired by MoMA in the 1930s such as Edwar...
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Irving Penn

21 Sept-29 Jan. The Grand Palais marks the centenary of the birth of important 20th-century photographer Irving Penn with the first major retrospective of the American artist’s work in France since hi...
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David Hockney

21 June-23 Oct. The Centre Pompidou, in collaboration with the Tate Britain and the Metropolitan Museum of New York, presents a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to David Hockney, one of the 20th cen...
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Medusa: Jewellery and Taboos

19 May-5 Nov. The Musée d'art moderne de la Ville evaluates the artistic value of jewellery, a form of decoration whose status is generally considered somewhere between fashion and sculpture. The ex...
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15 March-24 July. Multidisciplinary exhibition at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais featuring paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings and installations, all dedicated to gardens. Exhibit...
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Karel Appel: Art as Celebration!

24 Feb-20 Aug. The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris presents an exhibition of work by Dutch artist Karel Appel whose career is examined from his early days with the CoBrA movement until his de...
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Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: An artistic friendship

2 June-29 Oct. Hailing it as "a new kind of exhibition", the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris explores the friendship between three major 20th-century artists: André Derain (1880–1954), Balthu...
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Rodin: L'exposition du centenaire

23 March-31 July. The Grand Palais and the Musée Rodin mark the centenary of Auguste Rodin's death with an exhibition dedicated to the French artist who is considered the progenitor of modern sculptur...
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Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

20 Feb-22 May. Exhibition focusing on the network of relationships between Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) and Dutch genre painters between 1650 and 1675, providing insights into the artists' mutual admi...
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Bernard Buffet: Retrospective

14 Oct-26 Feb. The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris holds a retrospective of the work of Bernard Buffet (1928–1999), the French Expressionist painter and member of the anti-abstract art group...
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Carl Andre: Sculpture as place, 1958 - 2010

18 Oct-12 Feb. The Musée d’Art Moderne presents a tribute to 81-year-old American minimalist artist Carl Andre, considered one of the 20th century's greatest sculptors. The exhibition covers the f...
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Eva & Adele: You are my Biggest Inspiration

30 Sept-26 Feb. The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris dedicates a retrospective to the colourful artist duo Eva & Adele, also known as The Hermaphrodite (sic) Twins in Art. The shaven-h...
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28 Sept-15 Jan. The Grand Palais celebrates the distinguished career of Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, better remembered as Hergé, the creator of Tintin. The exhibition examines how Hergé's work...
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Beat Generation

22 June-3 Oct. The Centre Pompidou celebrates the Beat Generation, an unconventional literary and artistic movement born in the US in the 1950s, with a multidisciplinary exhibition. Through photog...
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Mika Rottenberg

23 June-11 Sept. This solo show by Mika Rottenberg sees the Argentinian artist return to her celebrated multimedia artworks with political and feminist messages. The new and recent works by the Ne...
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The open-air studio: Impressionists in Normandy

18 March-25 July. The advent of plein-air painting coupled with tourism in the 19th century made Normandy an attractive destination for artists as well as their wealthy clientele. The region offer...
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Paula Modersohn-Becker: An Intensely Artistic Eye

8 April-21 Aug. German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) is the subject of an exhibition comprising almost 100 of her avant-garde paintings and drawings. The exhibition examines the dynamic b...
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Anselm Kiefer

16 Dec-18 April. The Centre Pompidou presents France's first retrospective in over 30 years dedicated to the leading German contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer. One of Germany's first post-war artis...
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Chandigarh: 50 ans après Le Corbusier

11 Nov-29 Feb. The Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoin examines the history of Chandigarh, the first planned city in post-independence India, whose masterplan was designed by Swiss-French architect...
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Fragonard in Love: Suitor and Libertine

16 Sept-24 Jan. The Musée du Luxembourg examines the legacy of French painter and printmaker Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), a leading exponent of the late Rococo manner in the mid-18th century....


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