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
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, 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
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
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