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Guernica in Paris

March 27 - July 29

The Guernica is Picasso's most famous and most studied painting. The Musée national Picasso-Paris is celebrating this awesome painting with a full exhibition. "Following the 80th anniversary of the work’s creation, the Musée national Picasso-Paris in partnership with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is dedicating an exhibition to the story of Guernica an exceptional painting by Pablo Picasso and probably one of the most famous artworks in the world. The masterpiece can be seen in its permanent…

Spotlight on History

May 13 - September 23

A mini quake, blood 'splatter' trickling down the façades and a demolition scene worthy of any Hollywood blockbuster - the Chateau de Blois's new and improved light and sound show brings its gruesome history to life like never before. Refreshed - am amped up - for the VR generation thanks to video-mapping, immersive 360-degree film projections and other 3D jiggery-pokery. The Story of Blois is quite the hi-tech romp. From Joan of Arc's visit to the assassination plot hatched by Henri III…

Visitors to Versailles

May 14 - July 29

Bringing together works from The Met, the Château de Versailles, and over 50 lenders, this exhibition highlights the experience of Versailles's coterie of foreign guests between 1682 and 1789. Through painting, costumes and other precious items, Visitors to Versailles offers a glimpse into these esteemed guests' stays - and the souvenirs they took home with them.

From Africa to the Americas: Picasso, Past and Present

May 14 @ 8:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm

Tackling Primitivism's place and legacy in art history, From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present takes a fresh look at cultural appropriation in the works of such artists as Picasso. It also explores major works of art defined as "tribal", their inception and their status in the aesthetic pantheon.

Rodin And The Art Of Ancient Greece

May 14 @ 8:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm

Unbeknown to many, it is during a visit to the British Museum that Auguste Rodin first set eyes on the ancient Greek statues that would set him on a radical new course and inspire his own headlines, linbless sculptures. Showcasing these effigies alongside Rodin's masterpieces, this exhibit explores how the broken figures (re)shaped his aesthetic.

La Gacilly Photo Festival

June 2 - September 30

Activism meets thought-provoking photography at La Gacilly Festival in Brittany. From climate change to the plight of sub-Saharan people, the open-air photo festival explores the often fraught relationship between humans and their environment.

Victor Vasarely: The Birth of OP Art

June 5 - September 9

Hailed as the father of the Op Art movement, the Hungarian-French artist was a master illusionist. A pioneer of geometrical post-war abstraction, his head-spinning creations exploded staid notions of art. Showcasing works from the Vasarely Museum in Budapest, the Victor Vasarely Museum in Pécs, the Fondation vasarely in Aix-en-Provence and loans from private collections, the exhibition charts his career, from graphic designer to the prolific artist whose optical illusions continue to captivate and puzzle the world.

Fresh Perspectives

June 16 - September 23

Focusing on his 'transitional' works, Donner à Voir at Montpellier's Musée Fabre offers a new perspective on Picasso's aesthetic and his rich pictorial world.

Berthe Morisot, Impressionist

June 21 @ 8:00 am - September 23 @ 5:00 pm

One of the founding members of Impressionism, Berthe Morisot has all but vanished from the annals of art history, replaced instead by her brothers-in-arms Monet, Degas and Renoir. Shedding light on her contribution to the Parisian avant-garde Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist traces the exceptional path of a single-minded painter who, in opposition to the norms of her time and social background, paved the way for an audacious new movement - and generations of female artists.

Avignon Festival

July 6 - July 24

The big kahuna of performing arts, the Avignon Festival doesn't shy away from controversial or left-field drama. From genre-bending shows to headline-grabbing political satire, the art fest doesn't do light and fluffy.

Worth Fauning Over…

July 7 - October 7

Naking the long-awaited reopening of the Musée de Lodève, Faune fais-moi peur explores representations of its emblem, the mythical faun, from antiquity to Picasso.

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