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Par Amour de l'Art

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An installation of tin in front of La Palette café.

And Thread Trips

Paris:– Saturday, 24. April 2004:– Here is another overly–long events column made longer by a gremlin putting all sorts of spaces in it, that had to be taken out by hand. This only left a short bit of time to cut out worn– out items and add a few new ones. All of them, except the bonus spaces, are below.

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Par Amour de l'Art – is a presentation of the hidden treasures of the collectors Edouard et Nélie Jacquemart–André, also creators of this museum. Classic art from an exceptional collection. On view until Sunday, 15. August, from 10:00 to 18:00 daily. At the Musée Jacquemart–Andre, 158. Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8. Métro: Miromesnil. InfoTel.: 01 45 62 11 59.

Arelis – Itinéraire d'un Fil – shows off the art of tapestries and their fibres, with 36 contemporaryposter: expo, soleil, cite sciences works, some including bronze and others containing humor. This exhibition continues until Saturday, 24. July. Open from Tuesday to Saturday; from 13:30 to 20:00. Note – the Forney will be closed on 1, 8, 20 and 29. May, and 14. July. At the Bibliothèque Forney, Hôtel de Sens,1. Rue Figuier, Paris 4. Métro: Pont–Marie InfoTel.: 01 42 78 14 60.

Vénus au Cœur du Brasier – on Tuesday, 8. June the planet Venus is going to make a pass in front of the sun, an event that nobody living has seen before. This expo is all about it, beginning on Sunday, 9. May and continuing until Sunday, 20. June. Open on Wednesday, Friday and weekends, from 14:00 to 18:00. At the Observatoire de Paris, 61. Avenue de l'Observatoire, Paris 14. Métro: Denfert–Rochereau or RER Port Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 23 01.

Institut de France, Its Photos – an exhibition of 220 rare photos from the 40,000–item collection, spanning the period from 1839 to1918. These are historical in several senses. Continuing until Sunday, 27. June. From 10:00 to 18:00, except on Mondays. At the Musée Marmottan–Monet, 2. Rue Louis–Boilly, Paris 16. Métro: La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 44 96 50 33.

Lee Friedlander and François Kollar – one photographer of Americans at work for 16 years, and the other of workers in France in the 1930s. This photo exhibition continues until Sunday, 26. June. Except 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.

Karim Kal, Auteuil 2004 – this exhibition is composed of works hung on the fence around the 'Hôtel.' On view until Monday, 28. June. Closed Tuesdays, hours are from 12:00 to 19:00, and until 21:00 on Mondays. At the Centre National de la Photographie, Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, 11. Rue Berryer, Paris 8. Métro: Etoile or George V. InfoTel.: 01 53 76 12 31.

Meryon Does the Paris of Baudelaire – is an exhibition featuring the engravings of Meryon, a great admirer of Baudelaire, who admired Meryon. Continuing until Sunday, 18. July. From 11:00 to 19:00, but closed on Mondays. Also closed on the 1st, 2nd, 20th and 30. May, and 14. July. At the Bibliothèque Historique, 24. Rue Pavée, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 40 60.

Foire de Paris – is Paris' annual jumbo home fair, including its Fête de Jazz and the inventors' show, the Concours Lépine, which should never be missed even if it is always jammed to the rafters. Beginning on Thursday, 29. April, until Sunday, 9. May. Open hours are usually 10:00 to 19:00. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 49 09 60 00.

Plus Jamais Ca ! – the archives about the battle for human rights in the first half of the 20thposter: expo, francis bacon, fond dina virney century are in view in this extensive and important exhibition. This continues until Friday, 2. July. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:30, and from 14:00 to 17:30 on Sunday. At the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, Hôtel National des Invalides 129. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Porte Dorée. InfoTel.: 01 44 42 54 91.

6th Springtime for Museums – is next Sunday, 2. May, when 1000 museums throughout Europe open their doors – for one and all, for free – for all to discover their mysteries and treasures. If none of the participating museums is next door to you, get more details from the 'Printemps des Musées' Web site.

Musicora Fête ses 20 Ans – a birthday party for Musicora will feature contemporary and classical concerts. From Thursday, 6. May until Monday, 10. May. Daily from 10:00 to 19:30, but on Monday from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Grand Halle de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean –Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 49 53 27 00.

VE Day – rates a public holiday of memorium in France on Thursday, 8. May, with a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe at 11:00, and other cultural events. Paris 8. Métro: Etoile – but this station will likely be closed, so use George V, Argentine or Ternes instead.

Tango – written and directed by Hervé Charton, begins on Wednesday, 12. May and continues until Saturday, 7. July. From Wednesday to Saturday, at 20:30. To be at the Théâtre Le Guichet Montparnasse, 15. Rue du Maine, Paris 14. Métro: Gaîté or Edgar Quinet. InfoTel.: 01 43 27 88 61

50 Ans de Photographie – features Marc Riboud as a witness of the century, with 100 new prints and another 30 prints from the past. This show continues until 17. October. Coming in June – Susan Paulsen, Ernestine Ruben, Anne de Vandière and Philippe Bordas. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5 – 7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint – Paul or Pont–Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

Ecce Homo – this busy poster gallery continues the year with a collection of high quality advertising posters. This expo–sale continues until the end of July. At the Galerie Grand Monde, in the Cour Damoye, entry via 12. Place de la Bastille, Paris 11. Métro: Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 48 05 51 30. The Cour Damoye has several other galleries and shops worth your while.

1944 – the Destruction of Hungary's Jews – a sad commemoration of the Nazi roundup of Hungary'sposter: thtr, accords parfaits, gaite montparnasses Jews, that began on 15. May 1944. Presented in part by the Fondation Pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, whose president is Simone Veil. Starts on Tuesday, 4. May and continues until Sunday, 6. June. Except Mondays, open daily from 10:00 to 17:40. At the Mémorial du Maréchal Leclerc Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris – Musée Jean Moulin, by the Jardin Atlantique, above the Gare Montparnasse. Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Gaîté. InfoTel.: 01 40 64 39 44.

Giuseppe Penone – is one of the veterans of 'Art Povera' from 30 years ago, and this retrospective contains works done up until 2002. Continuing until 23. August. Except Tuesdays, open daily from 11:00 to 21:00. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Sao Paulo, 450 Ans – this exhibition at the Crypte Archéologique, organized by the Musée Carnavalet, features 80 photos by some well–known by names such as Claude Lévi–Strauss. Beginning on Saturday, 1. May, and continuing until Sunday, 30. May. Except Mondays, open from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Crypte Archéologique, 1. Place du Parvis de Notre-Dame, Paris 4. Métro: Cité. InfoTel.: 01 55 42 50 10.

Lasar Segall – was formed by various emigrations, to Brazil, to Paris, to the world of the '30s. To continue until Sunday, 2. May. 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.

A Collective Exhibition – features 110 artists from 40 countries, represented by many art forms. Continues until Sunday, 9. May. Other artists continue later in May and June. Open daily from 14:00 to 19:00. Salle Edouard Marcel Sandoz and Salle Michel David-Weill. Cité Internationale des Arts, 18. Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 78 71 72.

Kangxi – Empereur de Chine – the Forbidden City is installed in the heart of the Château de Versailles, to show off 350 pieces that retrace the life of Kangxi. Until Sunday, 9. May. Except Monday, hours are 11:30 to 17:30, after 1. April, until 18:30. At the Château de Versailles, in Versailles. Take the RER 'C' line to Versailles–Rive Gauche, or a SNCF train from Montparnasse. InfoTel.: 01 30 83 77 88.

Between Dogs and Wolves –is how Anri Sala sees his most recent films and videos. Until Sunday, 16. May. Except Monday, daily from 12:00 to 20:00. At the Couvent des Cordeliers, 15. Rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, Paris 6. Metro: Odéon or Cluny. InfoTel.: 01 46 33 33 75.

Primitifs Français – an exhibition subtitled 'discovered' and 'rediscovered,' the Louvre's collection of primitive works by French artists is on show untilposter: gal grande monde, ecce homo Monday, 17. May. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and from 9:00 to 21:30 on Wednesday. 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.

La Photographie Sous le Second Empire – photography began in the reign of Napoléon III, but some of the royal collections were sent up in smoke by the Commune. Other collections, at Compiègne and Fontainebleau were preserved, for this exhibition continuing until Sunday, 30. May. Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 and from 12:00 to 19:00 on Sunday. At the Bibliothèque Nationale, 58. Rue de Richelieu, Paris 2. Métro: Pyramides. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 59 59.

Papiers de Chine – will be a 'Chinese Year' exhibition continuing until Monday, 5. May. Except on Tuesdays, open Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30, and from 14:00 to 17:35 on Saturday and Sunday. At the Musée de l'Histoire de France, Hôtel de Rohan, 87. Rue Vieille du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville or Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 40 27 60 96.

Alexandre – Théodore Brongniart – the Musée Carnavalet shows off its collection of designs by Brongniart, famous for designing the Paris Opéra. This continues until Friday, 30. May. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris, 23. Rue de Sévigné, Paris 3. Métro: Saint–Paul or Chemin Vert. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 58 58.

The Portrait of an Artiste as a Clown – this is 'La grande parade' of contemporary art writ large, with Tiepolo, Goya, Daumier, Courbet, Seurat, Ensor, Rouault, Léger, Klee, Chagall, Picasso, Boltanski and Cindy Sherman. Open 10:00 to 19:15 and until 21:15 on Wednesdays. This exhibition continues until Monday, 31. May. 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–Clemenceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 13 17 17.

Belleville's Open Doors – Belleville's 180 artists open 100 doors to their ateliers for four afternoons from 15:00 to 21:00. Invited guests are from Munich and Ménilmontant. Beginning on Friday, 14. May, continuing until Monday, 17. May. Headquarters are at 32. Rue de la Mare, Paris 20. Métro: Ménilmontant, walk uphill and turn left after the church. InfoTel.: 01 46 36 44 09.

Counter Clock Wise Revolution Counter – features contemporary art by Bruno Peinado, and Daniel Buren with 'Deux fois moins ou deux fois plus?' Both from Friday, 14. May until 22. August. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to midnight.poster: vdep, environnement naturelPalais de Tokyo, site of contemporary art creation. At 13. Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 54 01.

Roberto Stephenson – Hatless Haïti – comes from a saying there that claims nobody was ever buried wearing a hat. See this photo exhibition, beginning Monday, 24. May, until Friday, 9. July. From 10:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday. At the location of the Cultural Affairs direction of the Ville de Paris in the Hôtel d'Albret, Salon Jean Musy, 31. Rue des Francs – Bourgeois, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 67 00. No entry charge.

Détectives Privés Français, Réels et de Fiction – from Vidocq to Nestor Burna. Private dicks, French style. Beginning on Wednesday, 26. May and continuing until 16. October. From Tuesday to Friday, from 14:00 to 18:00; and on Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00. At the 'BILIPO' – Bibliothèque de Littérature Policière, 48 – 50. Rue du Cardinal–Lemoine, Paris 5. Métro: Cardinal–Lemoine. InfoTel.: 01 42 34 93 00.

Arcimboldo et les Cinq Sens – kids will be able to distinguish their five senses after seeing some of this Italian painter's now–you–see–it, now–you–don't works. On show from Wednesday, 2. June until the last day of the year. The park is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, but on Saturdays from 14:00 to 18:00. At the Musée en Herbe, in the Jardin d'Acclimatation just inside the Bois de Boulogne. Paris 16. Métro: Sablons. InfoTel.: 01 40 67 97 66.

Roland Garros – means the annual neck–twisting grand slams happen as usual from Monday, 26 May until there's a winner on Sunday, 8. June, wrathe permitting. At the Stade Roland Garros, 2. Avenue Gordon–Bennett, Paris 16. Métro: Porte d'Auteuil.


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