American Friends Musée d’Orsay Celebrates 2019 Gala in Paris

American Friends Musée d’Orsay (AFMO) once again showcased the beauty and grandeur of Paris at this year’s spectacular long weekend Gala entitled “A Weekend in Paris.” From Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 20,...

La Culture: 3 Picks Off the Beaten Track

These art exhibitions are the perfect excuse to rediscover some beautiful corners of France. GOYA IN AGEN The city of Agen and its Fine Arts Museum present an outstanding exhibition with a fresh and unexpected view...

Bacon en Toutes Lettres at Centre Pompidou Paris

As an undisputed trailblazer of the 20th century, Bacon's raw, uncompromising large format depictions of contorted flesh and limb are as overwhelming as they are haunting. The Centre Pompidou approaches this new visit to...

France in Los Angeles: Major Art Exhibitions Open in Southern California

Calling all francophiles in southern California. Two new exhibitions are shining the spotlight on artist Édouard Manet and Paris in the Belle Époque. The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents Manet and Modern Beauty For the first...

La Culture: Must-See Exhibitions in Paris Right Now

From Leonardo to Marie Antoinette, don't miss the top shows in Paris Leonardo Forever at the Louvre Marking 500 years since his death, the Louvre presents an unprecedented retrospective of Da Vinci’s career. This is the...

Nuit Blanche in Paris is Back, and Bigger Than Ever

Paris is set for its customary annual art all-nighter and it’s promising to be better than ever. On the first Saturday of October, the city stays up all night for ‘Nuit Blanche’, a major...

Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, A Photo Tour

On the art trail in Provence? Don't miss the Fondation Maeght, a world famous cultural institution and one of France's most important private art foundations. (In fact, it was the very first in the...

The Stunning Chateau La Coste in Provence, A Photo Tour

One of the great (and surprisingly remote) wonders of Provence is Chateau La Coste, a 600-acre vineyard in the tiny town of Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, 25 miles north of Aix-en-Provence. The vineyard is owned by...

Book Reviews: Along Came Coco, A Story about Coco Chanel

A spirited waif with dreams of flounces and fame rising through haute couture's echelons, one daring crop pantalon at a time, Coco Chanel's rags-to-riches journey is the stuff of bedtime stories. Add to this...

My Life in Paris: Fashion Victim

After a case of mistaken identity, Theadora Brack plays paparazzo at Paris Fashion Week My name is Theadora, I say, flashing both smile and postage-stamp-sized invitation on its ribbon. Never one to hide my delight,...