Can’t Miss in Paris: March 5 to 9, 2012
This week will mark the inauguration of two exhibitions: Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs at Arts décoratifs and a unique retrospective of the work of Tim Burton at the Cinémathèque Française. Also showing, an original collaboration at Crasy Horse featuring “guest creator” Christian Louboutin who has designed four scenes. Good week ahead!
TIM BURTON À LA CINEMATHEQUE :
If you do not know Tim Burton, it’s time to discover his work at Cinémathèque Française. All of his films will be shown as well as a selection of films chosen by the filmmaker. An exhibition designed and executed by the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) will also allow you to learn about his skills as a drawer, a photographer and a videographer. Prices: € 11 (Full Price) or € 8.50 (Reduced).
Cinémathèque Française – 51, rue de Bercy – 75012 Paris. Bercy metro (line 6 or 14). More info here.
LOUIS VUITTON & MARC JACOBS:
This exhibition presents the story of two well-known personalities, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs (creative director of Louis Vuitton), and highlights their contributions to the world of fashion. How did they know in which to innovate and advance an entire industry? How did these two men, each in their own language appropriate the phenomena and cultural codes to write the history of fashion?
Arts Décoratifs until September 16, 2012 – 107 rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris. Prices: € 9.50. Metro: Palais Royal, Pyramids, or Tuileries (line 1, 7,14). More info here.
Remember to take a detour through the Nave of the exhibition, which is devoted to Jean-Paul Goude (until March 18), more info here.
RODIN DESSINATEUR :
You have until April 1 2012 to discover designer Rodin: nearly 300 of his drawings that were made in the last 30 years of his life. Auguste Rodin was not only a painter, as he also mastered the art of drawing and watercolor and at the end of the year 1890, he began a career as a designer. This became evident when the sculptor exhibited his graphic works in Berlin, in 1903, as he showed off nearly three hundred drawings in the eighth Secession. Musée Rodin – 79, rue de Varenne – 75007 Paris. Prices: € 8.30 (full price) or € 6.30 (reduced). Varennes metro (line 13) more info here.
LES MASQUES DE JADE MAYAS:
The Pinacothèque of Paris continues its exploration of pre-Columbian and Mesoamerican cultures. After the success of its exhibition on The Gold of the Incas: origins and mysteries, the Pinacothèque of Paris presents the most important archaeological discovery of the last decade in Mexico: the jade mosaic masks. These jade masks were found in Mayan tombs of the elite. The funerary masks represent the faces of great Maya leaders. Prices: 10 € (full price) or 8 € (reduced) –Pinacothèque de Paris – 28 place de la Madeleine – 75008 PARIS. Metro:Madeleine (line 8, 12, 14). More info here.
ROBERT DOISNEAU :
The Halles district is changing. For this occasion, the City of Paris has dedicated an exhibition to Robert Doisneau who photographed the neighborhood from 1833 until his death. From February 8 to April 28, 2012. Everyday except Sundays from 10 AM to 7 PM. Last admission 6:30 PM. Hôtel de Ville de Paris – 29 rue de Rivoli – 75004 Paris. Free admission. Metro: Hotel de Ville (line 1). More info here
BÊTES OFF :
The final days of the Bêtes Off exposition at the Conciergerie. Until March 11, 2012, the exhibition offers an original interpretation of the animal world in a mysterious forest …
After Diane Arbus, the Jeu de Paume museum exhibition on Berenice Abbott who captured images of New York skyscrapers and suspension bridges … ”to photograph New York, means seeking to enter into photography’s sensitive emulsion and to the sensitive spirit of the city while remaining true to its essential reality: its fast pace, its crowded streets, the past that challenges the present. ” Until April 29, Tuesday to Sunday; Price: 8 € or reduced: € 5.50. Museum Jeu de Paume, 1 Place de la Concorde -75008 PARIS. Metro: Concorde (lines 1, 8, 12). More information here.
SALON BABY :
From March 9 to 11, 2012 at Parc-Expo Porte de Versailles, a range of professionals will be present for this show which is for young parents. Big names but carefully selected will gather to discuss childcare, nutrition, health, education, enlightenment, the first months of pregnancy to the first steps of their toddlers. Families will also find a wealth of valuable advice, practical information and also tips and places. Prices: 10 €, free for children - ages 6 and grandparents! Parc-Expo Porte de Versailles - 75015 PARIS. Porte de Versailles (line 12). More info here.
With 28,000 visitors last year, the Golf Show is happening once again from March 9 to 11, 2012. At the Exhibition Centre, Porte de Versailles. A show that will allow passionate, curious professionals to discover new materials, innovations and have fun. Parc-Expo Porte de Versailles - 75015 PARIS. Porte de Versailles (line 12). More info here.
The famous shoe designer who became the artistic director of four new shows at Crasy Horse comes together with his friends Swiss Beatz and David Lynch to create music! The first of its kind at Crasy Horse. March 5 to May 31, 2012. Prices: starting at 75 €. Crasy Horse - 12, avenue George V - 75008 PARIS. Metro:Alma-Marceau (line 9) or George V (line 1). More information here
FOREVER KING OF POP:
From March 8 to 11 at the Palais des Congrès. A passionate journey through the greatest hits of the most recognized artist of all time: Billie Jean, Beat it, Triller, Bad, ABC, I want you back …. 2 and a half hours of emotions with more than 35 artists on stage, energetic choreography and amazing songs that are chilling and “alive” … Prices starting at € 32. Palais des Congrès – 2 place de la Porte Maillot – 75017 Paris. Metro: Porte Maillot (line 1). reservations here.