Amour at the Louvre Lens. © LOUVRE LENS

AMOUR, AT THE LOUVRE-LENS

A look at the depiction of love, in all its forms, from Classical times through the Middle Ages to the paintings of Memling, Fragonard and Delacroix and the sculptures of Canova, Rodin and Claudel.

Until January 21, www.louvrelens.fr

Dorothea Lange at the Jeu de Paume. Credit: DOROTHEA LANGE COLLECTION

DOROTHEA LANGE AT THE JEU DE PAUME

One of the most important and influential American photographers of the 20th century, Lange’s passion and ability to delve deep under the surface of social inequalities leave no heart untouched in the gripping ‘Politics of Seeing’ exhibition.

Until January 27, www.jeudepaume.org

Painting the Night at the Pompidou Metz. Art: PETER DOIG

PAINTING THE NIGHT, POMPIDOU METZ

The night is a common theme in art, as a doorway to deeper questions, hidden passions and the psyche. This major exhibition plunges visitors fully into the nocturnal experience.

Until April 15, www.centrepompidou-metz.fr

Camille and Paul Claudel in Nogent-sur-Seine. © ARTCURIAL

A TALE OF TWO SIBLINGS

The Musée Camille Claudel in Nogent-sur-Seine has opened its first exhibition, a look into the relationship between its ill-fated namesake and her brother, the poet Paul Claudel. Between their work – her sculptures and his writing – a little light is shed on their familial and creative bonds, including the thorny issue of Camille’s internment in 1913.

Until January 13, www.museecamilleclaudel.fr

Le volcan Rano Raraku. Photo: Musées royaux d’art et d’histoire, Bruxelles

TITANS IN TOULOUSE

Easter Island and its giant Moai heads have long captured our imaginations. Since excavations completed in 2012 revealed giant Moai bodies attached, more and more questions have surfaced. How were these stone goliaths built? And how did the Rapa Nui people lug them around? A fascinating new exhibition at the Muséum de Toulouse aims to dig a little deeper into the history of the island and its bewitching inhabitants. Offering a fresh perspective through rare collections, scientific findings and testimonials from the locals themselves, ‘L’île de Pâques’ promises an educational journey through one of mankind’s most mysterious chapters.

Until June 30, www.museum.toulouse.fr

From France Today magazine

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