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Paris:– Saturday, 29. May 2004:– Just when I thought the season would be winding down and gliding to an end, busy people have dreamed up a whole summer's worth of new attractions to sit on the shoulders of the exhibitions that have been running through the spring.
Far from closing for summer, Paris shifts itself to outside with outdoor music and two festivals of outdoor movies. Of course the rest of the city is outdoors too, in all seasons – just in case summer's weather is worse than winter's. But being outside is good because it is where you find it, in addition to some of the items below.
Le Cimetière du Père Lachaise – Paris' most superlative cemetery has its 200th anniversary this year, and this is its exhibition. Until Thursday, 15 July, but closed on 14. July. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 to 17:00, and on Monday from 13:30 to 17:00. At the Archives de Paris, 18. Boulevard Sérurier, Paris 19. Métro: Porte des Lilas. InfoTel.: 01 53 72 41 23.
Vénus au Cœur du Brasier – on Tuesday, 8. June the planet Venus is going to make a pass in front of the sun, an event that nobody living has seen before. This expo is all about it, and continues until Sunday, 20. June. Open on Wednesday, Friday and weekends, from 14:00 to 18:00. At the Observatoire de Paris, 61. Avenue de l'Observatoire, Paris 14. Métro: Denfert–Rochereau or RER Port Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 23 01.
Jongkind – a retrospective that traces the works of this Dutch painter who Monet considered to be a forerunner of Impressionism. Until 5. September. From 10:00 to 18:00, until 21:45 on Thursdays and from 9:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. Closed on Mondays. At the Musée d'Orsay, 1. Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino or RER Musée d'Orsay. InfoTel.: 01 40 49 48 14.
Edward Hopper – lived not far from the Louvre in 1906, but was more interested in fresh air painters. Shown here, early works done during his Paris stay. Until Sunday, 4. July. Except Mondays, open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée d'Art Américain Giverny, 99. Rue Claude Monet, in Giverny. InfoTel.: 02 32 51 94 65.
Barbie Tells All – which is merely 5000 years of the history of costumes, which is not bad for a 45 year –old doll. Until 26. October, and from 10:00 to 18:00 daily except Mondays. At the Musée de la Poupée, in the Impasse Berthaud, just off 22. Rue Rambuteau, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 42 72 73 11.
Jean –Denis Robert – an exhibition of somewhat strange photo collages, somewhat surrealistic. Until Friday, 30. July. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:30 to 18:30. At the Atelier An – Girard, 7. Rue Campagne Première, Paris 14. Métro: Vavin or Raspail. InfoTel.: 01 43 22 01 16.
Mammoth Times – is a big show about very old ancestors of elephants, continuing for a long time, until 10. January. Closed Tuesdays, the hours are from 10:00 to 18:00, and on Saturdays until 19:00. At the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, at the Muséum National d'Historie Naturelle, 36. rue Geoffroy Saint–Hilaire, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu. InfoTel.: 01 40 79 36 00.
Counter–Clock–Wise Revolution Counter – features contemporary art by Bruno Peinado, and Daniel Buren with 'Deux fois moins ou deux fois plus?' Both until 22. August. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to midnight. At the Palais de Tokyo, site of contemporary art creation. At 13. Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 54 01.
Détectives Privés Français, Réels et de Fiction – from Vidocq to Nestor Burna. Private dicks, French style. This continues until 16. October. From Tuesday to Friday, from 14:00 to 18:00; and on Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00. At the 'BILIPO' – Bibliothèque de Littérature Policière, 48 – 50. Rue du Cardinal–Lemoine, Paris 5. Métro: Cardinal–Lemoine. InfoTel.: 01 42 34 93 00.
7th Printemps des Rues – it's party time in the streets of Paris on the weekend of 5 – 6. June. Bring your dancing shoes and some friends. InfoTel.: 01 47 97 36 06.
Akagi, à Paris, 1963–2003 – this exhibition at the Crypte Archéologique, organized by the Musée Carnavalet, features 25 paintings and 40 watercolors by this artist who has called Paris home for 40 years. Beginning on Wednesday, 9. June, and continuing until 28. November. Except Mondays, open from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Crypte Archéologique, 1. Place du Parvis de Notre-Dame, Paris 4. Métro: Cité. InfoTel.: 01 55 42 50 10.
Arcimboldo et les Cinq Sens – kids will be able to distinguish their five senses after seeing some of this Italian painter's now–you–see–it, now–you–don't works. Also visit Il Etait une Fois Léonard. Both on show until the last day of the year. The park is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, but on Saturdays from 14:00 to 18:00. At the Musée en Herbe, in the Jardin d'Acclimatation just inside the Bois de Boulogne. Paris 16. Métro: Sablons. InfoTel.: 01 40 67 97 66.
Montagnes Célestes – is an exhibition of Chinese masterpieces, on view until Monday, 26. June. Open 10:00 to 19:15 and until 21:15 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. Reservations – often – required for morning visits before 13:00. At the Grand Palais, 3. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8. Métro: Champs–Elysées–Clemenceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 13 17 17.
Premiers Hommes de Chine – see an odyssey of a million years brought to light after a century of discoveries in this 'Year of China' exhibition continuing until 3. January. Except for Tuesdays and holidays, from 9:45 to 17:15. At the Musée de l'Homme, Palais de Chaillot, 17. Place du Trocadéro, Paris 16. Métro: Trocadéro. InfoTel.: 01 44 05 72 72.
Les Coloristes Ecossais – covers the period from 1900 to 1935 in this exhibition continuing until Saturday, 26. June. Except Sunday and Monday, from 11:00 to 18:00, with Wednesdays until 21:00 and on weekends from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Mona Bismarck Foundation, 34. Avenue de New York, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma–Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 38 88.
Terre de Cirques – La Villette's 'Grande Halle' is transformed into a circus tent for June, to host 20 contemporary circuses with their latest acts. Continues until Sunday, 27. June. From Tuesday to Saturday at 19:00 and at 14:00 on Sunday. At the Parc et Grand Halle de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean–Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 40 03 75 75.
abcd – A Corps Perdu – is 'art brut' by Auguste Forestier in 250 pieces made of different materials. Until 26. September. Except Mondays, open from 11:30 to 18:30. Pavillon des Arts, Porte Rambuteau, Terrace Lautréamont, 101. Rue Rambuteau, Paris 1. Métro: Châtelet–Les Halles. InfoTel.: 01 42 33 82 50.
Roberto Stephenson – Hatless Haïti – comes from a saying there that claims nobody was ever buried wearing a hat. See this photo exhibition until Friday, 9. July. From 10:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday. At the location of the Cultural Affairs direction of the Ville de Paris in the Hôtel d'Albret, Salon Jean Musy, 31. Rue des Francs – Bourgeois, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 67 00. No entry charge.One of Stephenson's hatless ones.
Glorious! Advertising! Years! – were from 1950 to 1970 in France, in case you didn't notice. This continues until 14. November. Hours are from 11:00 to 18:00 Tuesday to Friday and from 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends. At the Musée de la Publicité, 107. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal–Louvre. InfoTel.: 01 44 55 57 50.
'Souvenirs, Souvenirs' – is the title of this visual and audio exhibition celebrating 100 years of popular French songs and music, with the collective memory of it all, along with the last century's 'Top 100.' Until 31. December. From 10:00 to 19:00, and 12:00 to 19:00 on Sundays. Closed Mondays. At the François Mitterrand site of the Bibliothèque Nationale, – Tour des Nombres, at the Quai François Mauriac, Paris 13. Métro: Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 49 49.
Pain Couture by Jean–Paul Gaultier – this 'enfant terrible' transforms the iron, steel and glass exhibition space into – bread dough? Whatever, it's a true 'first.' Starting Sunday, 6. June, continuing until 10. October. From 12:00 to 20:00, except on Mondays. At the Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain, 261. Boulevard Raspail, Paris 14. Métro: Raspail or Denfert–Rochereau. InfoTel.: 01 42 18 56 67.
Tango – written and directed by Hervé Charton, continues until Saturday, 7. July. From Wednesday to Saturday, at 20:30. To be at the Théâtre Le Guichet Montparnasse, 15. Rue du Maine, Paris 14. Métro: Gaîté or Edgar Quinet. InfoTel.: 01 43 27 88 61
Au Cœur de l'Impressionnisme – at the end of the 19th century the family of Henri Rouart hobnobbed with art's avant–garde, while père Rouart was himself a painter. Also a collector, the collection was dispersed in 1912 – and some of it is reunited here. This exhibition continues until Sunday, 13. June. From 10:00 to 18:00 daily except Mondays. At the Musée de la Vie Romantique – Hôtel Scheffer–Renan, 16. Rue Chaptal, Paris 9. Métro: Saint–Georges, Blanche or Pigalle. InfoTel.: 01 55 31 95 67.
Jean–Auguste–Dominique Ingres – what Picasso hasn't, the Louvre has in this show, continuing until Monday, 14. June. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:30 on Monday and Wednesday. Closed Tuesdays. At the Musée du Louvre, principal entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 50 50.
Picasso –Ingres – with a century between them, this exhibition attempts to show how close these painters were. This two–for–one exhibition continues until Monday, 21. June. From 9:30 to 18:00, except on Tuesdays. At the Musée National Picasso, Hôtel Salé, 5. Rue de Thorigny, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 71 25 21.
Lee Friedlander and François Kollar – one photographer of Americans at work for 16 years, and the other of workers in France in the 1930s. This photo exhibition can be viewed until Sunday, 26. June. Except Monday, daily from 10:00 to 18:30. At the Patrimoine Photographique, Hôtel de Sully, 62. Rue Saint Antoine, Paris 4. Métro: Bastille or Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 74 47 75.
Karim Kal, Auteuil 2004 – this exhibition is composed of works hung on the fence around the 'Hôtel.' On display until Monday, 28. June. Closed Tuesdays, hours are from 12:00 to 19:00, and until 21:00 on Mondays. At the Centre National de la Photographie, Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, 11. Rue Berryer, Paris 8. Métro: Etoile or George V. InfoTel.: 01 53 76 12 31.
Orlan – at the centre of this exhibition of photographs, videos and installations, you will find Orlan himself. Continuing until Monday, 28. June. Closed Tuesdays, with open hours from 12:00 to 19:00, and until 21:00 on Mondays. At the Centre National de la Photographie, Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, 11. Rue Berryer, Paris 8. Métro: Etoile or George V. InfoTel.: 01 53 76 12 31.
Joan Mirò – is featured in this popular exhibition focusing on his creations between 1920 and 1930, with about 100 paintings and an equal number of collages – some on public view for the first time. This continues until Monday; 28. June. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.
Francis Bacon – Le Sacré et le Profane – this will be a good chance to see Bacon's various conceptions of Pope Innocent X by Vélasquez. This exhibition continues until Wednesday, 30. June. Except Tuesdays, from 11:00 to 19:00 daily. At the Musée Maillol – Fondation Dina Vierny, 59–61. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Rue du Bac. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 59 58.
27th Foire Saint–Germain – features poetry and literature, antiques and old books, and theatre too, from Monday, 6. June until Sunday, 11. July. Everything happens around the Place Saint–Sulpice, Paris 6. Métro: Odéon or Saint–Sulpice. InfoTel.: 01 43 29 61 04.
Luciano Fabro – another of the 'Art Povera' practitioners, shown here with some works for the first time. Beginning Tuesday, 15. June and continuing until 31. October. Except Monday, open daily from 10:00 to 17:40. At the Musée Bourdelle, 18. Rue Antoine – Bourdelle, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Falguière. InfoTel.: 01 49 54 73 73.
Shorties – includes Les Pestacles, for kids, at the Parc Floral until Sunday, 25. July. At the same location, the Paris Jazz Festival, is on from Saturday, 5. June until Sunday, 25. July. The now annual Marche des Fiertés Lesbiennes, Gaies, Bi et Trans! will roll loudly through Paris on Saturday, 26. June. Also annual, the Paris Cinéma festival will be happening from Wednesday, 30. June until Tuesday, 13. July. The sailing 'Tour de France' starts with a regatta in Paris on the weekend of Friday, 25. June to Sunday 27. June.
L'Animal à Paris – is a sort of 'where have the horses gone?' Paris' animals are not nearly as present as they once were, but here they are. From Tuesday, 8. June until 5. September. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris, 23. Rue de Sévigné, Paris 3. Métro: Saint–Paul or Chemin Vert. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 58 58.
Les Pascins – refers to the paintings by Jules Pascin normally in the collection of Paris Musée d'Art Moderne, but on display here from Friday, 18. June until 12. September. Except Saturdays, daily from 11:00 to 18:00, and on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Hôtel de Saint–Aignan, 71. Rue du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 86 60.
23rd Fête de la Musique – takes place on Monday, 21. June, all over Paris, and mostly for free. Catch Phil Minton and his astonishing 'Chorale Furieuse' at the kiosk at the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris 19. Métro: Buttes–Chaumont. For details check the Fête de la Musique Web site.
Art Dans la Cité – contemporary art by artists in residence, begins on Wednesday, 7. July, and continues until Saturday, 17. July. From 14:00 to 19:00. In the Salle Edouard Marcel Sandoz or Salle Michel David–Weill, at the Cité Internationale des Arts, 18. Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 78 71 72.
Summer Cinéma Festival – features shorts and features, with the theme being the 'Monde d'Orages.' On the grass, under the stars, if all goes well. There's a terrific – 'Orages!' – lineup of films this year, beginning on Friday, 16. July and continuing until 28. August. The films roll nightly except Mondays and start about 22:00, when it's dark enough. Deckchairs are also available. At the Prairie du Triangle, Parc de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean Jaurés, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 40 03 75 75.
Ciné–Vacances – proposes 12 evenings of outdoor movies, in the 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th arrondissements, between Friday, 16. Julyand Saturday, 7. August. This is part of the summer's Festival d'Eté program. InfoTel.:01 44 94 98 00.
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