The Art of Paris 2017: Top 5 Exhibits to See

By Marissa Alvarez
Posted in Overcup Press, on April 24, 2017

Paris is seen as a place for romance, stylish civilians, and a harbor for wonderful art. It is also known for its expression during times of suppression. Besides the Louvre, there are many different museums and locations that you can visit to learn about the vast world that is art. If you want to take a look at some modern art click here.

  1. Picasso primitif

This exhibit sets out to display the brilliant works of Picasso, primarily ones that have to deal with the non-Western world. The exhibit will display letters, objects, documents and photographs that illustrate Picasso’s wonder about far off lands. The exhibit will also show multiple works from him, as well as works from the places he was interested in.

When: March 28th to July 23rd 2017

Where: Musée du Quai Branly

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  1. Les enfaunts du cinema

Cinema plays a big role in all culture, and it does a lot to explain the emotions of people during many historical times. At Cinematheque, cinema fuels learning experiences for all ages. For this specific event, people will be able to discover and learn about films from made by legends such as Hayao Miyazaki and Steven Spielberg.

When: March 29th to July 31st

Where: Cinémathèque française, 51 rue de Bercy, Paris 12th

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  1. Vermeer et les maîtres de la peinture de genre au Siècle d’Or

The Louvre is known for its large collection of art from all over the world. In this exhibit, the Louvre teamed up with The National Gallery of Ireland, as well as the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The exhibit will display and discuss the competition and relations between Dutch painters, primarily Vermeer, who is known for paintings such as The Milkmaid and the Girl With a Pearly Earring.

When: February 22nd to May 22nd 2017

Where: Musée du Louvre, Hall Napoleon

  1. L'Esprit français - Contre-cultures en France 1969-1989

France is known for its fight for identity over the years. This is evident in the massive amounts of art, music and cinema that show the political and societal struggles that France has undergone, and how they chose to respond. The exhibit is broken up into different sections covering topics such as sex, austerity, exclusion, gender and political/military propaganda and art. If you have any interest in seeing the history of France through art, you won’t want to miss this.

When: February 24th to May 21st

Where: The Maison Rouge, 10 boulevard de la Bastille, Paris 12th

  1. Auguste Rodin au Grand Palais

Most of the time, art is focused on paintings and drawings, but there is an undeniable beauty to the determination and techniques it takes to make sculptures. Auguste Rodin, is known to some as the father of modern sculptures. No matter what you call him, there is no denying that his work has impressed many people across the globe. To celebrate and remember the artist, many of his masterpieces are being rounded up and put on display to mark the 100th anniversary of his death. Great works such as The Thinker and The Kiss will be displayed.

When: March 22nd to July 31st

Where: Grand Palais, National Gallery

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