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For the 200th anniversary of the birth of Delacroix, this exhibition at the Grand Palais brings together 88 paintings and 33 drawings and watercolors, representing the last 13 years of the artist's career. In addition to following themes set in his youth, Delacroix experimented with color and applying it with expression; resulting in a hint of Expressionism to come.

Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais
From Friday, 10. April to Monday, 20. July. Open daily, except Tuesdays. Without reservations, from 13:00 to 20:00. Entry: 45 francs.
Entry: Square Jean Perrin. Métro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau.
Make reservations at the Paris Tourist Office, major fnac outlets and France Billet: Resa. Tel.: 01 40 13 49 13. No reservations accepted at the Grand Palais; reservations must be made two days before planned visit. Catalogue, 400 pages, about 290 francs.

Mainly from now until summer, but also running into early next year, there will be eight other Delacroix exhibitions; two in Paris, and one in Chantilly, Rouen, Tours, Bayonne, Versailles and Saint-Maurice in the Val-de-Marne.

Still On Show:

Henri Cernuschi, Voyageur et Collectionneur

From 1871 to 1873, Henri Cernuschi toured the far east, together with the art critic, Théodore Duret. Cernuschi came back with a large collection of oriental treasures, and he had a townhouse built by the Parc de Monceau to house it. His collection influenced French artists and artisans of the time, and was especially famous for its Japanese bronzes, as well as those of China and Korea.

Musée Cernuschi
7. avenue Vélasquez, Paris 8. This is at the northern end of the Parc de Monceau. From Wednesday, 8. April until 21. June. Open daily from 10:00 to 17:40, except Mondays and holidays. Entry: 30 francs. Info. Tel.: 01 45 63 50 75.

Les Nouvelles Plaisirs de Versailles

Already startedeaster weather in Paris and running until 9. July, are a series of concerts at the Château de Versailles. These include works by Jean-Sébastien Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Pleyel, Berlioz, Rossini, Schubert, and a long list of other names. Performances are of classical favorites and of contemporary works.

Just a bit out of the wind in front of the Hôtel de Ville.

At the Opéra Royal, see 'Les Femmes Savantes' by Molière and 'Les Caprices de la Danse' which is a ballet, done in the style of the court of Louis XV. Info. Tel.: 01 30 83 78 78.

Brigitte Terziev Continues

For people who take in poetry through their eyes, the work of this 1997 Bourdelle Prize winner, will offer something a bit more than words.

Exhibition: until 5. July. From 10:00 to 17:40, except Mondays and public holidays.
Musée Bourdelle
16. rue Antoine Bourdelle, Paris 15. Métro: Falguière
Info. Tel.: 01 49 54 73 73.

Printemps Vietnamien

The following exhibitions fall within the over-all framework of the 'Printemps Vietnamien,' to be held mainly at Les Halles, and lasting until 20. June. Friday, 20. March:

'Lumières - Laques, Lavis, et Aquarelles du maître laqueur Nguyen Van Minh.' His show can be seen at the Mairie of the 2nd Arrondissement, 8. rue de la Banque, Paris 2. From Friday, 20. March until Thursday, 30. April. Info. Tel.: 01 42 61 55 02.

Paris-Hanoï-Saigon, l'Aventure de l'Art Moderne au Vietnam Pavillon des Arts from Saturday, 21. March until Sunday, 17. May. At 101. rue Rambuteau, Paris 1. Info. Tel.: 01 42 33 82 50.

La Photographie Vietnamienne
Espace Photographique des Halles, from Friday, 20. March until Wednesday, 20. May. At the Forum des Halles, Place Carrée, Paris 1. Info. Tel.: 01 40 26 87 12.

Rencontres et Programmations Musicales
Médiathèque Musicale de Paris at the Forum des Halles. Info. Tel.: 01 42 33 20 50.

This Was Metropole One Year Ago:

Issue 2.15 - 14. April 1997 featured the columns - Café Metropole - 'Thoughtlessness and the Significance of Trash' andcount down Eiffel Tower 'Au Bistro' had - 'Annual Severe Drought Strikes Again.' The articles in the issue were 'At the Salon de la Maquette et Jeux II,' 'With Metropole Readers On a Café Terrace,' 'Walking Down 'La Mouff'' and 'Gérard Depardieu is a French Actor.' There were two 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week was captioned 'Radio Control - Total.'

The Tour Eiffel Countdown to 31. December 1999:

Only 628 days left to go.

Regards, Ric
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