Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories

An art-filled exhibit at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum explores the life and influence of Gertrude Stein.

Scents and Sensibility: The Osmothèque Perfume Museum

The notion arose during the late 1970s, in several minds at once. Why not amass in one place, for safekeeping and delectation, all the perfumes ever created? A wonderful idea, and in time the...

Paris: Life and Luxury

A major exhibit at the Getty Museum recreates a day in the life of a fashionable 18th-century Parisian townhouse.

How Monet’s Garden Grew

Dazzling drifts of color greet the eye in the flower garden that Monet called Le Clos Normand.

The Best Paris Museum Restaurants

Print out the Pocket List and bring it with you! A few are ultra-trendy and wildly expensive, some—and not necessarily the same ones—offer surprisingly good food, and some turn up in the most unexpected places,...

A Few Favorite Small Museums

Some lesser-known and less-crowded gems that offer welcome relief from the long lines at larger museums

François Cadoret, Orfèvre

Few craftsmen can claim more métier in their blood than fourth-generation gold-and-silversmith François Cadoret. In his busy atelier and boutique, the Orfèvrerie du Marais—where visitors are welcome—his tightly-knit team of artisans covers all stages...

Lyon Confluence

When it's completed, Lyon's Confluence project will double the size of the historic center of France's second city—a feat that would be well nigh impossible anywhere else, geographically or logistically. This month the project's...

Centre Pompidou-Metz: Art Center Extraordinaire

The new museum is housed in a four-story steel-and-concrete hexagon with a 250-foot central spire.

Cy Twombly at the Louvre

The 82-year-old American has become the third contemporary artist to be commissioned to produce a work for the Louvre.