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Tiepolo moves into the Petit Palais on Thursday, 22. October for a stay until 24. January 1999. This is the first Tiepolo exhibition in France and about 70 paintings will be on display along with 33 engravings and 40 drawings. Note also that two Tiepolo frescos are on show at the Musée Jacquemart-André. (See address below.)
Petit Palais, avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 8. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:40; on Thursdays until 20:00.

Rites et Festins de la Chine Antique

This is also known at 'Bronzes du Musée de Shanghai' - plus there is a mention that the museum where it is being shown is having its 100th anniversary. I do not know Chinese art objects at all, but judging from the length of this expo, these are important items that you would otherwise have to travel to Shanghai to see.
Musée Cernuschi
7. avenue Vélasquez, Paris 8. Until 10. January 1999. Open daily except Mondays, from 10:00 to 17:40. Métro: Villiers.

Batéké

One word is enough for this exhibition of works by the painters and sculptors of central Africa. There are 240 pieces on display, many seen in public here for the first time; many coming from European collections.
Musée National des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie
293. avenue Daumesnil, Paris 12. Métro: porte Dorée. Until 4. January 1999. Open, except Tuesdays, from 10:00 to 17:30; until 18:00 on weekends. Info. Tel.: 01 43 46 51 61.

Musée des Beaux Arts de Rouen

For the occasion of the reopening of its south wing, this museum is presenting two major 17th century works: 'Salomé Recevant la Tête de Saint Jean-Baptiste' by Caravagggio and 'Le Temps Calme' by Poussin. One comes from the London's National Gallery and the other is from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. These two match the Rouen museum's own 'Christ à la Colonne' by Caravagggio and 'L'Orage' by Poussin.

The autumn exhibition is also the occasion to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Marcel Duchamp, who came from Blainville-Crevon, near Rouen. Duchamp's 'La Boîte-en-Valise,' a 'portable' museum, is on show.

The Caravagggio - Poussin show continues until Thursday, 10. December. 'Le Maniérisme Dans les Ecoles du Nord' show lasts until 20. January 1999. The Marcel Duchamp exhibit remains on show until 15. January 1999.

Musée des Beaux Arts
Square Verdrel, Rouen. Open, except Tuesdays, from 10:00 to 18:00. Info. Tel.: 02 35 71 28 40.

Two Big Painters

They never met, except in this exhibition in the Musée d'Orsay, but Jean-François Millet, who lived from 1814 to 1875, had a big influence on Vincent Van Gogh, born in 1853, dead in 1890.

Lightning hit Van Gogh at an exhibition of Millet's designs and pastels in 1875, just a few months after the death of the latter. At the time, Van Gogh was hustling paintings for an art dealer - he didn't begin painting until 1880.

This exhibition places similar paintings by the two artists side-by-side for the viewer to draw obvious conclusions - of the inspirations Van Gogh drew from Millet; to finally gain his own identity - showing also how artists learn from each other. The comparisons do not lessen Van Gogh's stature; they undoubtedly increase that of the less well-known Millet.

This is one of the fall season's big shows, so all the business of making advance reservations applies. Entry charge: 40 francs, reduced: 30 francs. Catalogue: 190 francs.

Musée d'Orsay
1. rue de la Légion-d'Honneur, Paris 7. This exhibition continues until 3. January 1999. Open daily except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00; on Sundays from 9:00 to 18:00 and on Thursdays until 21:45. Info. Tel.: 01 40 49 48 73.

The History of Medicine

This museum has one of the oldest collections in Europe and is on show in one of the great halls of the Collège de Chirurgie. Much of the collection was assembled by Lafaye in the 18th century, and it includes items dating to the end of the 19th century. Rare tool kits of old surgeons are on display; sensitive visitors should leave their imaginations outside.

Le Musée d'Historie de la Médecine
In the courtyard of the Université René-Descartes, at 12. rue de l'Ecole-de-Médecine, Paris 6. Métro: Odéon. Info. Tel.: 01 40 46 16 93.

Théâtres des Sens

This has already been open for many months now, but is probably still worth a visit, especially if it is raining as it seems to be doing all the time now.

If you think the French are pretty good at making fancy stuff for high prices, and you are either a dreamer or rich or have managed to keep from being beaten up in the market lately, then this is probably a real treat of an exhibition.

Les Quatre Théâtres des Sens
Palais de la Découverte, avenue Franklin-Roosevelt, Paris 8. Métro: Franklin-Roosevelt. This show runs until 3. January 1999. Open from Tuesday to Saturdays, from 9:30 to 18:00; on Sundays from 10:00 to 19:00. Info. Tel.: 01 40 74 89 00.

A Last-Chance Event: At the Musée Jacquemart-André

This is the private mansion - itself worth seeing! - with a collection containing two Tiepolo frescos - in the process of being restored. These are on display until some time in October.

Musée Jacquemart-André
158. boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8. Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, and the museum's café is open daily from 11:30 to 17:30. Info. Tel.: 01 42 89 04 91. Nearest métro station: Saint-Philippe-du-Roule.

Opéra and Ballet:

Ballet: 'Coppélia' by Léo Delibes, until 25. October, at the Opéra Garnier.

On the Boards - Théâtres:

The Théâtre de la Cité Internationale has a winter program which has already begun. Electre, by Hugo Hofmannsthal, directed by Michel Cerda, is playing now, until Friday, 20. November. This theatre has a dance program too, whichbrochure: danse, theatre dela ville begins on Saturday, 21. November. 'Carmen Linares' is a musical, which begins on Thursday, 3. December.

Théâtre de la Cité Internationale
21. boulevard Jourdan, Paris 14. Closest transit stop is Cité Universitaire on the RER line 'B.' For the full program, call Info. Tel.: 01 43 13 50 50.

On the Floor - Dancing:

The Théâtre de la Ville et des Abbesses is another municipal centre for the performing arts - theatre, dance, music, 'world music,' and singing - and its 1998-1999 season has a program of 87 events, for which I do not have a single detail, yet.

Théâtre de la Ville et des Abbesses
29. - 31. rue des Abbesses, Paris 18. Métro: Abbesses. Info. Tel.: 01 42 74 22 77.

On Screen - Film Cycles:

Anges et Idiots is the title the current cycle of brochure: films 'anges et idiots'movies, running until Monday, 26. October, at the auditorium of the Louvre. The subtitle is 'Figures de l'Innocence.' Monday's films are probably silent, but most of the other films are from the '40's, '50's and '60's. Some director's names are Kurosawa, J-D Pollet, Frank Capra, Truffaut, Rosselini, Fellini and Buster Keaton.

During the week, on Mondays, Thursday and Fridays, the showing times are usually at 20:30. Double features on Saturdays and Sundays start at 18:00. Single films are 25 francs, but a choice of ten can be had for 170 francs.

Auditorium du Louvre, entry by way of the Pyramid. Métro: Palais- Royal. Info. Tel.: 01 40 20 51 86.

The Pompidou Centre - Where's Beaubourg?

The interior of this museum has been undergoing interior renovations since October 1987. Many of the museum's collections will be on view at other museums in Paris, at other cities in France and other countries - until the renovations are completed.

In front of the museum there is a tepee - see photo in this week's 'Au Bistro' column - which has information about the centre, presented in a multimedia form. The public library remains open at 11. rue Brantôme, just to the north of the museum. The south gallery will be showing 'Dijon/Le Consortium.Coli' in November and David Hockney arrives in January 1999. The Atelier Brancusi also remains open.

Musée d'Art Moderne

This Ville de Paris museum is showing a selection from Beaubourg, through to 19. September 1999. Currently, the 1920's are represented by Braque, Masson, Miro, Magritte, Ernst, Derain and Fautrier. In November a new cycle starts with Nouveau Realisme and Arte Povera.

Pierre Huyghe, Dominique Gonzalez-Foester and Philippe Parreno are young French artists whose works are also currently on display, until 29. November.

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
11; avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Open Tuesdays to Friday from 10:00 to 17:30; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:45. Special openings on 1. and 11. November. Info. Tel.: 01 53 40 00.

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