Louise Bourgeois saw spiders as fierce and fragile, protectors and predators, clever and industrious. Take a gander at her elegant and compelling arachnid sculptures at the San Francisco Museum of Mod.
The exhibition will take visitors on an insightful journey into the evolution and "use of nature's most remarkable biochemical weapon - venom". A substance that kills, immobilizes, causes pain and fear but that can also save lives ...
Who says son et lumière season has to end at the first whiff of daylight savings? Keen to prolong the fun, the city of Tours has unveiled France's first (as far as we can make out) year-round nightly light show: the Parcours Lumière.
On the bicentenary of his birth, Courbet's native Ornans is poised to lift the veil on the provocateur behind the world's most reviled, and revered, painting. His artworks were nothing if not controversial, L'Originie du Mondre is statement example.
This area is a unique space for actively experimenting and exploring offers a series of fun and educational activities divided into five thematic areas. The three major themes focus on the development of the child and their physical, cognitive and spatial skills. Image credit: S.Sonnet-EPPDCSI
Blending eye-popping digital collages and projections of Van Gogh's key works, this exhibition is a spellbinding (and eminently snappable) journey into the star-crossed painter's pictorial world and incredible mind. Image credit: Atelier des Lumières
This monographic exhibition traces the artist’s career from his early works in the 1960s to his most recent creations, showing how his aesthetic has evolved over more than five decades.
A recluse, utterly consumed by his work, Hammershøi rarely left his Copenhagen studio – only stoking his own mystique. Step into the elusive Danish artist's world and his enigmatic work… Image credit: musee-jacquemart-andre.
A not-to-miss exhibit devoted to the Orientalism art movement at this gem of a museum in the 16th arrondissement. Taking place from March 7 to July 21, 2019, “L’Orient des peintres, du rêve à la lumière” will highlight 50 masterpieces from leading public and private collections in Europe and the United States ( with the likes of the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée des Augustins in Toulouse and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam).
Take a journey to the Pacific, right in Paris. The Quai Branly Museum is hosting an exhibition dedicated to Oceania from March 12- July 7, 2019. It showcases 170 items from destinations as diverse as New Guinea, Easter Island, Hawaii and New Zealand.
In case you hadn't heard (unlikely with all the hullabaloo surrounding the anniversary), it's been 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci breathed his last at the Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise. And the Loire Valley town (and the rest of the region for that matter) is not about to let the milestone go by without a full year of events, concerts and light shows. Enter the Viva da Vinci! 2019 festival, an anniversary celebration of epic scale.
Many artists have immortalised black people in their work, often going against the typical representations of their respective periods. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, the Musée d'Orsay's Black Models: From Géricault to Matisse explores the portrayal of black figures in visual arts, from the late 18th century to the modern day. This eye-opening exhibition examines artists' crucial role in the challenging perceptions - and pre-conceptions - of race and 'otherness' across the centuries.