Paris

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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Jardins

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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Hergé

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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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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Picasso Mania at the Grand Palais

7 Oct-29 Feb. The Grand Palais explores how leading artists from the second half of the 20th-century were inspired by the work of Spanish master Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). The exhibition examines...
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Sterling Ruby

The Gagosian Paris presents new abstract paintings and sculptures by German-born American artist Sterling Ruby. The Los Angeles-based artist used rollers and brooms to paint his new YARD paintings...
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Wifredo Lam

30 Sept-15 Feb. This exhibition at the Centre Pompidou repositions the work of Cuban artist Wifredo Lam (1902-1982) within the context of international modern art history. Although he gained recog...
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Bruce Nauman

The Gagosian Gallery presents key works by Bruce Nauman, the internationally-known American artist whose practice incorporates sculpture, photography, holography, neon, video, drawing, printmaking, an...
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Henry Darger

When an eccentric and reclusive hospital janitor died in 1973, his landlords were amazed to find hundreds of canvases and thousands of wildly imaginative illustrations stashed away in his lodgings....
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La Passion Selon Carol Rama

France's first retrospective dedicated to the mysterious Italian artist Carol Rama whose work is characterised by eroticism and sexual aggression, with particular reference to female sexuality. Bor...