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Paris:– Saturday, 8. January 2005:– There are a lot of continuing exhibitions and events that are having their last days and to these a good number of coming exhibitions have been added. When all the events that are current are put in the mix, this Scène page bursts its shoelaces and spills over to page 2. Turn to this and you'll find some of what's coming, and what is about to end – the 'last chances.'

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Uncovering the Color – scale models and full–sized samples of chefs d'oeuvres of Middle Ages and Renaissance mural paintings. To continue until Monday, 28. February. Daily, from 9:00 to 17:00. At the Conciergerie, 1. Quai de l'Horloge, Paris 1. Métro: Cité. InfoTel.: 01 53 40 60 93.

30 Masterpieces – on exceptional loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this exhibition of Islamic arts should not be missed. Continuing untilposter, l'epaule nord, thtr universataire Monday, 25. April. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:30 on Monday and 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 50 50.

Imari – an exhibition of porcelain objects created for the Shoguns and for European aristocracy in the 17th century shows different tastes and styles. Until Saturday, 2. April. Open from 10:00 to 18:00, and until 21:30 on Thursdays. Closed Sunday and Monday. At the Maison de la Culture du Japon, 101 bis, Quai Branly, Paris 15. Métro: Bir–Hakeim. InfoTel.: 01 44 37 95 01.

Sylvie Vartan – an exhibition of 80 costumes worn by Sylvie Vartan on stage and in life, including photos, posters and record covers. Until Sunday, 27. February. From 10:00 to 18:00, except Monday. At the Musée Galliéra, 10. Avenue Pierre – 1er – de – Serbie, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma–Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 56 52 86 00.<</P>

Alberto Giacometti–Henri Cartier Bresson. – a photo exhibit, continuing until Sunday, 27. March. From Wednesday to Sunday, from 13:00 to 18:30, until 20:30 on Wednesdays, and from 11:00 to 18:45 on Saturdays. Evenings free. At the Fondation Henri Cartier–Bresson, 2. Impasse Lebouis, Paris 14. Métro: Gaïté. InfoTel.: 01 56 80 27 00.<</P>

Stephen Shore – The Biographical Landscape – to be seen in Paris for the first time, showing influences of Warhol's '60s, Pop Art, Kerouac's writing and 'Easy Rider,' as well as photos by Bernd and Hilla Becher. To continue until Sunday, 20. March. Except Monday, daily from 10:00 to 18:30. At the Jeu de Paume's Hôtel de Sully, 62. Rue Saint Antoine, Paris 4. Métro: Bastille or Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 50.

Psy(k)é – is an exhibition of 200 psychedelic posters, dating from the '60s and '70s that sum up a generation jolted by rock and individual liberty. Beginning onposter, une chaine anglais, thtr 14 serreau Thursday, 9. December and continuing until Sunday, 27. March. Except Mondays, from 11:00 to 18:00 weekdays, from 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends and from 10:00 to 21:00 on Wednesdays. At the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal–Louvre. InfoTel.: 01 44 55 57 50.

Pharaoh – is an exhibition about who the Pharaohs were, with material from the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, and from the Louvre's collections. On view until Sunday, 10. April 2005. Except Mondays, open from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Institut du Monde Arabe, 1. Rue des Fossés–Saint–Bernard, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 38 38.

Trésors de la Fondation Napoléon – classic art from Napoleon's private collection at the Imperial court. Continuing until Sunday, 3. April 2005. 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.

Napoléon – of Propaganda and Legend – this is about Napoléon arranging his own legend, for his time and ours. To continue until Monday, 6. June 2005. Except 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.

Bartholdi, and the Builders of Liberty – for the centennial of Bartholdi's death, an exhibition about the building of the Statue of Liberty, placed in New York's harbor in October of 1886. To continue until Sunday, 6. March. Open daily except Mondays and holidays, from 10:00 to 18:00, on Thursdays until 21:30. At the Musée des Arts et Métiers, 60. Rue Réaumur, Paris 3. Métro: Arts et Métiers. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 82 00.

Signes du Corps – signs of 'body art' from Asia, Africa, the Pacific and the Americas, some as signals of a renaissance of identifying with ancestors. Continuing until Sunday, 3. April 2005. Daily from 11:00 to 19:00, except Tuesday. Entry chargeposter, le collier de perles, thtr 13 but free 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.

Le Ciel Dans un Tapis – shows 56 carpets from the 15th to 18th centuries, from Egypt, Turkey and Persia, from the collections of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Berlin's Museum für Islamische Kunst and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. On view until Thursday, 31. March. Except Mondays, open from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Institut du Monde Arabe, 1. Rue des Fossés– Saint–Bernard, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 38 38.

Julio Gonzalez – a rare chance to see the works of one of the 20th century's most important sculptors, the first in Paris since his retrospective in 1952. Until Monday, 21. February. 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.

Contrepoint – the Louvre invites contemporary artists into its halls. Among them, Absalon, Jean–Michel Alberola, Christian Boltanski, Maurizio Cattelan, Marie–Ange Guilleminot, Susan Hefuna, Gary Hill, Cameron Jamie, Ange Leccia, Jean–Michel Othoniel, José–Maria Sicilia, Frédéric Sanchez and Xavier Veilhan. Until Thursday, 10. February. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:30 on Monday and 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.

Paris On the Air – is about radio and television broadcasting, from the beginning to now. To be a very audio–visual show. Continuing until 12. February. Except on Sundays, 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 49 61. Free entry.

Le Monde de Franquin – if you think comics are silly, here are some full of inventions, featured in 250 original comics pages shown here in a science museum not justposter, l'inde fantome, musee guimet for kids. On view until 30. August 2005.. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 18:00; on Sundays from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Cité des Sciences, 30. Avenue Corentin–Cariou, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de la Villette. InfoTel.: 01 40 05 80 00.

Le Petit Palais At 4 du Matin – two of several photographers who have been recording the total renovation of the Petit Palais are exposed here continuing until Friday, 11. February. 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.

Stagecoaches and Robbers – from the times of the Louis,' the old days of the Poste in France, as told in stamps and other objects. For stamp fans until Saturday, 16. April. From 10:00 to 18:00, except Sundays and holidays. At the Musée de la Poste, 34. Boulevard de Vaugirard, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse. InfoTel.: 01 42 79 24 24.

La aison de Wendel – designs, sculptures, photos, models, paintings, trace the history of the Wendel family, in Lorraine, for 300 years. Until Sunday, 13. February. From 10:00 to 18:00, until 21:45 on Thursdays and from 9:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Years Day. At the Musée d'Orsay, 1. Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino or RER Musée d'Orsay. InfoTel.: 01 40 49 48 14.

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