Friday, March 30, 2012

If I were in Paris... March 30, 2012

Supremely cool, the season of tourist exhibitions intended to blow out visitors' minds has begun. Right now, for instance, you can see the following exhibitions:
  1. Debussy, art and music: Musee de l'Orangerie, through June 11
  2. Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs: Les Arts Decoratifs, through September 16
  3. Ricard: again, Les Arts Decoratifs, through August 26
  4. Jews in Orientalism: Musee d'art et d'histoire de Judaisme through July 8, an exhibition on the perception of the Jew as an "Oriental" figure in art and history of the 19th century
  5. Matisse: a huge exhibition at the Centre Pompidou
  6. Degas and the Nude: the first major exhibition of the works by Degas in Paris in 24 years. Musee d'Orsay, through July 1
  7. Artemisia: Musee Maillol, through July 15; an exhibition of the works of Renaisance female artist Artemisia Gentileschi
  8. Rain: Musee du quai Branly, through May 13
  9. Twilight of the Pharoahs: Musee Jacquemart-Andre, through July 23

Oh, and tonight or tomorrow, Go see the Ballet of the National Opera of Paris dancing to Jerome Robbins' choreography for "Dances at a Gathering." That's at the Opera Garnier. Of course, you can also go to The Merry Widow at the Opera Garnier in a new staging of this delightful operetta.

Or tomorrow go to a concert of medieval music and Gregorian chant and Greg at Notre Dame de Paris in the afternoon, part of a concert series about Lent.

I think that's enough for now. Get out, go see, enjoy.

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