Art and Culture in France: What Exhibits to See this Season

Art and Culture in France: What Exhibits to See this Season

Sisley, The Master of Impressionism

A great reason to head to Aix-en-Provence is to catch the monographic show featuring more than 60 of Sisley’s delicate works, some which have been rarely exhibited in public.

June 10 to October 15.

August Rodin, Danse Movements © Musée Rodin / Pauline Hisbacq

Body in Motion at the Louvre in Paris

Choreographer Benjamin Millepied has based this Petite Galerie exhibit around the depiction of anatomical movement – possibly the toughest test for any artist. La Petite Galerie is conceived to share the arts with the little ones, to ‘learn how to look’.

Until July 3.

Dirck Hals, Seated Man Smoking a Pipe, study [detail] 1622-1627 ©Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt

The opportunity of a lifetime: 21 paintings by the greatest Dutch masters reunited with their preparatory sketches and drawings after 400 years apart.

Until May 7.
Website: 121 Rue de Lille, 75007 Paris.

Fernand Léger, The Card Players, 1917 – Musée Kröller-Müller, Otterlo © Adagp, Paris, 2017

Fernand Léger – Beauty is Everywhere at Centre Pompidou-Metz

Part of the Pompidou’s 40th anniversary, this exhibition pays homage to Fernand Léger, the artist who captured the tumultuous changes of his time.

May 20 to October 30.

Hubert de Givenchy exhibition in Calais [detail] ©Victor Skrebneski

Hubert de Givenchy at the Cité internationale de la Dentelle

A unique reading of the work of the eminent fashion doyen Hubert de Givenchy through 70 outfits from private wardrobes, archives of the Givenchy house and museum collections.

June 15 to December 31.

From France Today magazine

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Sylvia Edwards Davis is a writer and correspondent based in France with a focus on business and culture. A member of the France Media editorial team, Sylvia scans the cultural landscape to bring you the most relevant highlights on current events, art exhibitions, museums and festivals.

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