Dolls and Dix

photo: france photos, grille luxembourg

Another free open-air expo at Luxembourg -
'Territories de France.'

Chagall and Dufy

Paris:- Saturday, 3. March 2003:- If you got tired of looking at the last 'Scene' column, now you can get tired of looking at this one until I feel it needs a touch-up. Or, until when I feel I can face it again.

Normally I get about 12 to 15 new pages of events per month, both current and coming. Last time I made the pickup, the printer pumped out 72 pages. Not all of them are here, but if you intend to print this, I suggest you edit it first - unless you own an ink factory.



Marathons - Paris semi-marathon will be run on Sunday, 9. March and the big one will take to the streets on Sunday, 6. April. More info for both events can be found on the official Web site.

Dessins d'Otto Dix - ah, Berlin decadent by Dix. Don't miss this. Until Monday, 31. March, from 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Alter Ego - is the exhibition titled 'Anthropologies involontaires.' Plus see Norbert Ghisoland's 'Fragments de view ordinaires.' Until Sunday, 23. March. Exceptposter: expo, les genies de la mer, musee marine Monday, daily from 10:00 to 18:30. At the Patrimoine Photographique, Hôtel de Sully, 62. Rue Saint Antoine, Paris 4. Métro: Bastille or Saint-Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 74 47 75.

Poupées de Poche - not 'pocket Barbie' but 'Polly Pocket' and friends are on view until Sunday, 18. May. From 10:00 to 18:00 daily except Mondays. At the Musée de la Poupée, in the Impasse Berthaud, just off 22. Rue Rambuteau, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 42 72 73 11.

Raoul Dufy - an exhibition, until Monday, 16. June. Except Tuesdays, from 11:00 to 18:00 daily. At the Musée Maillol - Fondation Dina Vierny, 59-61. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Rue du Bac. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 59 58.

Chagall Connu et Inconnu - is a major exhibition, continuing until Monday, 23. June. Open 10:00 to 19:15 and until 21:15 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. Reservations (often) required for morning visits before 13:00. At the Grand Palais, 3. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8. Métro: Champs-Elysées-Cleamenceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 13 17 17.

Paris en Piste! - is subtitled 'L'Aventure du Cirque à Paris.' Until Saturday, 31. May. Except on Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 to 19:00. In the Salon d'Acceuil of the Hôtel de Ville, 29. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 43 43. Free entry.

Territories de France - is an exhibit of large photos of France by Jean-Pierre Gilson hung on the iron grill of the Luxembourg gardens. Inside photos are viewable during park hours, but the outside ones are visible all the time, until Tuesday, 15. April. From the Place Edmond Rostand to the Rue de Médicis. Paris 5. Métro: RER Luxembourg. No InfoTel necessary.

Un Heros des Deux Rives - will be about Abd El Kader, 'L'homme et sa legende,' about which I am totally unaware, so I had better see this. From Wednesday, 26. February until Saturday, 24. May. Open daily except Tuesdays; on Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30. At the Musée de l'Histoire de France, Hôtel de Soubise, 60. Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 40 27 60 96.

Ghana, Yesterday and Today - presents the artistic heritage of Ghana as well as this African country's current works. Beginning on Friday, 7. March, until Sunday, 13. July. Open daily from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 19:00. Free entry on the last Wednesday of the month. At the Musée Dapper, 35. Rue Paul-Valéry, Paris 16. Métro: Etoile, Victor Hugo or Kléber. InfoTel.: 01 45 00 01 50.

Ce Qui Arrive - is an exhibition concocted by Paul Virilio, continuing until Sunday, 30. March. From 12:00 to 20:00 except on Mondays. At the Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain, 261. Boulevard Raspail, Paris 14. Métro: Raspail or Denfert-Rochereau. InfoTel.: 01 42 18 56 50.

René Magritte - wore a bowler and painted a strange world, much vaster than you imagine. Forposter: expo, musee de la poste, les gaulois this major show I have no other information - other than it is happening now, for surreal. Until Monday, 9. June. Except for Mondays and holidays, from 12:00 to 19:00, from 12:00 to 21:30 on Tuesdays and 10:00 to 19:00 on weekends. At the Galeries Nationales du Jeu du Paume, 1. Place de la Concorde, inside the Tuileries, Paris 8. Métro: Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 50.

Nos Ancêtres les Gaulois... - Not as usual, not an expo about stamps - but all about Gauls who have messages for us but no envelopes. Until Saturday, 29. March, from 10:00 to 18:00, except Sundays and holidays. At the Musée de la Poste, 34. Boulevard de Vaugirard, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse. Entry 4.5euro 3 sign

Au Bonheur des Dames - might be an expo about happiness in department stores, but I forget exactly. Is it Balzac? Do I have this book? Did I finish reading it? Until Sunday, 13. April, from 10:00 to 19:00, and 12:00 to 19:00 on Sundays. Closed Mondays. At the François Mitterrand site of the Bibliothèque Nationale - Tour des Nombres, at the Quai François Mauriac, Paris 13. Métro: Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 49 49.

Queen Mary II - 'birth of a legend' may be a bit premature for the workd's hugest ocean liner when it hasn't even been launched yet. But I can personally vouch for the Queen Mary I, so this show is worth seeing because the new ship's fares will not be discounted. Also, see 'Les Génies de la Mer,' which shows off navel sculpture, until next year. From 10:00 to 17:45, except Tuesdays. At the Musée de la Marine, 17. Place du Trocadéro, Paris 16. Métro: Trocadéro. InfoTel.: 01 53 65 69 69.

Les Batisseurs des Rêves - were the great scene decorators from 1950 to 1980. On view until Sunday, 9. March, from 10;00 to 18:00 and from 12:00 to 19:00 on Sunday. At the Bibliothèque Historique, 22. Rue Mahler, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 29 60.

Carnets de Voyage - are excerpts from our long past history, perhaps from dugout canoe days. Continuing until Monday, 10. March. Except for Tuesdays and holidays, from 9:15 to 17:15. At the Musée de l'Homme, Palais de Chaillot, 17. Place du Trocadéro, Paris 16. Métro: Trocadéro. InfoTel.: 01 44 05 72 00.

Francis Picabia - this exhibition presents about 200 items from Picabia's lifetime of works, includingphoto: vive la mer his Dadaist period. Continues through to Sunday, 16. March. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00 and until 18:45 on weekends. At Paris' Musée d'Art Moderne, 11. Avenue Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 53 67 40 80.

Street art is also free and open-air.

Jacqueline Kennedy - if you missed it at the time or if you missed the time entirely, see Jackie O's costumes from her period in the White House, from 1959 to 1963. This includes 70 costumes plus 200 other documents. Do you remember the 'Pill Box' hat? This expo continues until Sunday, 16. March. Except Monday, from 11:00 to 18:00, 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends and on Wednesdays until 21:00. At the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, 107. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 44 55 57 50.

What Better Place? - 'Quel meilleur endroit?' - to invite ten artists to express themselves about a place than in the place itself? Yet this isn't about Balzac or his house. It is about what you might think of it if you were invited to it. I visited it and I did - before this exhibition. Until Sunday, 16. March. From 10:00 to 17:40 except on Mondays. At the Maison de Balzac, 47. Rue Raynouard, Paris 16. Métro: Passy or La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 55 74 41 80.

Les Sixties - Mode d'Emploi - is about how we looked in the '60s, if 'we' were around in those ancient times. Until Sunday, 16. March, except Mondays. From 11:00 to 18:00, 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends and on Wednesdays until 21:00. At the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, 107. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 44 55 57 50.

La Nuit Celtique - Saint-Patrick's is coming up and so are the world's Celts to beat the drums, kinda loudly. Scheduled for Saturday, 15. March. Doors at the Stade de France open at 17:30. InfoTel.: 08 92 70 09 00, which is a toll number.

Michelangelo - shows off his drawings, beginning on Friday, 28. March, until Monday, 23. June. Open from 9:00 to 18:00 and from 9:00 to 21:30 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. At the Musée du Louvre, principal entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 51 51.

Tim - Etre de Son Temps - which were from 1919 to 2000 for Louis Mitelberg. The exhibition begins on Wednesday, 26. March and continues until 31. August. Except Saturdays, daily from 11:00 to 18:00, and on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, 71. Rue du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 86 60.

Salon du Livre - this years Paris book salon begins on Friday, 21. March and closes on Wednesday, 26. March. Coming to Paris-Expo, Portephoto: future location musee henri cartier besson de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 41 90 47 40.

Henri Cartier-Bresson - has a foundation and it is currently preparing an exhibition space in a villa in the 14th arrondissement. Scheduled to open later this spring. To be in the Impasse Lebouis, Paris 14. Métro: Gaité. InfoTel.: 01 42 75 59 15.

Notes - Coming Up - expect François-Marie Banier to begin at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie on Wednesday, 26. February. More about Paris' mines will be featured at the Catacombs, beginning in March. Suzanne Fritscher will be on view at the Musée Zadkine from April to June.

'Toucher au Bois' is tentatively scheduled for the Musée Cognacq-Jay from April to May. The Musée Carnavalet will host the cartoonist Plantu from May to September. Roughly at the same time in the same place - Lucien Jones and 'Shanghai.' Photographs by Marc Riboud will be on view from May to September in the Crypte de Parvis de Notre-Dame. Marlene Dietrich will be the subject of a big show at the Musée Galliera from May to September too. Jean Moulin's traces will be exhibited at the Mémorial Leclerc from May to October.

Further in the future - Gustave Moreau shows up at the Musée de la Vie Romantique beginning in July. Victor Hugo by Rodin will be at the Maison de Victor Hugo starting in September.

The Year of Algeria - this is a multi-month multi-cultural series of dance, music and theatre events, beginning at the end of February and continuing until July.

Coming Big Shows - include Leonardo de Vinci's designs at the Louvre starting in May and the 'Daguerréotype Français' at the Musée d'Orsay, starting on Monday, 12. May. Set aside Saturday, 21. June for the Fête de la Musique, most likely lasting all night.

Train Capitale - to be on view on and along the Champs-Elysées from Rond-Point to Concorde - whole trains, old trains, TGVs, mini streetcars - from Saturday, 17. May until Sunday, 15. June. With a little help from the SNCF, the RATP and the national railway museum in Mulhouse.

Air Show - Le Bourget - this semi-annual affair has a huge official name, and hundreds of exhibitors from many countries. If you need an air force, this is the place to get one. Daily air shows will be featured, but the public will be restricted to a few dates. These are expected to be from Sunday, 15 June, and possibly the following weekend.

Philippe Starck - is featured in a major exhibition continuing until Monday, 12. May. This show isposter: anniversaire au self, thtr melo d'amelie mainly 'virtual' but entertaining as shown on TV. Also see the Nicolas De Staël exhibition until Monday, 30. June. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Chevaux et Chevaliers Arabes - as depicted on the arts of the Middle East. Until Sunday, 30. March except on Mondays open from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Institut du Monde Arabe, 1. Rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 38 38.


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