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What's Happening in Paris
As a good friend of mine in Paris put it this past week, "we are in one of those doldrum periods for art exhibitions." Many of the big fall art shows have just closed, and Paris is pausing to take a breath before a host of new exhibitions open for the spring and summer of 2014. If you're traveling to the French capital anytime soon, you won't want to miss these upcoming great cultural events. Be sure to click on the museum name for more details on each exhibition.
Current Art Exhibitions
Musée du Louvre - Restoration of the iconic Greek statue "The Winged Victory of Samothrace" continues at the Louvre Museum. The 2nd-century B.C. sculpture and its monumental staircase will be re-opening this summer. A must-see. Click here to see a video of the restoration project in progress. Summer 2014.
Image courtesy of the Musée du Louvre
Musée d'Orsay - "Vincent Van Gogh / Antonin Artaud, The Man Suicided by Society." 5, Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris. Twentieth century writer Antonin Artaud was asked to write a piece on Van Gogh to coincide with a 1947 art exhibition in Paris of his works. Artaud's provocative thesis delineated how "Van Gogh's exceptional lucidity made lesser minds uncomfortable." And according to Artaud, it was these lesser minds that drove Van Gogh to suicide. From March 11 until July 6.
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