Exhibitions not to be missed !
Paris, fashion capital of the world, presents a retrospective looking at the stylish, elegant and glamourous fashions of the fabulous 1950s. Presented in the city’s fashion museum, the Musée Galliera, the exhibition draws on the extensive collections of the Palais Galliera to present around 100 items from that exceptional decade. Beginning in 1947 and tracing the evolution of Christian Dior’s New Look, the advent of new designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and some who have since fallen into obscurity, and the coming of the Ready To Wear concept, this exhibition is both beautiful and fascinating. Learn how France regained her Haute Couture crown.
Another trip to the 50s can be taken courtesy of the Musée du Quai Branly. The Tiki Pop exhibition looks at a particularly pervasive myth in American popular culture; the paradise of the South Seas. Presented through a selection of 400 objects collected by true ‘urban archaeologists’, this shows how the USA embraced a fantasy vision of life in Polynesia and why the ancestral mythical god Tiki became a deity of American entertainment.
When you visit the Pantheon this summer, you will not only enjoy Jacques-Germain Soufflot’s neoclassical masterpiece, you will also discover the monumental work of the artist known as JR. A huge participatory art installation both inside and outside the monument features nearly 4,000 black and white photographs of members of the public who volunteered to let their faces be used in this symbolic work. The dome is being renovated, and its temporary covering has become the canvas for this ambitious mural, which seeks to embody and continue the vividly humanistic and universal dimension of the Pantheon.
Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson are among the performers celebrated in the exhibition Great Black Music at the Cité de la Musique. The voice, breath, rhythms and creativity of the world of black music come together in unison.
Paris 1900; The City Of Entertainment, at the Petit Palais, looks back to the time of the Belle Epoque and the turn of the century Universal Exposition, when the light of Paris shone upon the world.
The striking and thoughtful sculptures of the contemporary Korean artist Lee Ufan are on show in the gardens of the Château de Versailles. Eleven imposing works explore the interface between the urban and natural worlds. JR.
Palais Galliera Fashion Museum of the City of Paris
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, late opening Thursdays until 21:00 (closed Mondays and holidays)
Tel. 01 56 52 86 00
Musée du Quai Branly
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 21:00
37, quai Branly 75007 Paris
Tel. 01 56 61 70 00
Open daily from April 1st to September 30th, 10:00 to 18:30
Place du Pantheon 75005 Paris
Tel 01 44 32 18 00
Great Black Music
Until August 24th, 2014
221, avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris
Metro / Tram: Porte de Pantin
Reservations: Tel 01 44 84 44 84
Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00 to 18:00
Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 22:00
Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Paris
Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris
Tel 01 53 43 40 00
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
(Closed Mondays and holidays)
Lee Ufan in the Gardens of the Domaine de Versailles
Until November 2, 2014
Château de Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles
Gardens open daily from 8:00 to 20:30 every day
Castle open every day except Monday from 9:00 to 18:30
Photo Exposition Tiki Pop - Musée du Quai Branly