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Marcel Proust


Proustmania

By Nick Hammond

Note to readers: You may choose to read this commentary on the work of Proust here or listen to it on the audio file at the end of the article. Ever since I started these lockdown literary excursions last March, … Read More

What's Happening in Paris This Week

For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

Note to readers: With France once again in lockdown until at least December 1, all public events have been canceled. Listed below are online events and those that will continue in December and beyond.

November 26

From Paris to Cork

Paris-based artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly of The School of Looking give an online talk on their “Radio Hat Workshop,” for which they created hats that are also working radios, part of their science-inspired art exhibition “Invisible Light” at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland. Register here for the free webinar. Above: The exhibition © Centre Culturel Irlandais.

Online, 2pm

November 27

Director’s Q&A

Following an online screening of À Cœur Battant (The End of Love), Lost in Frenchlation presents a Q&A with the film’s director, Keren Ben Rafael, and screenwriter Elise Benroubi.

Online

Ongoing

Photography in quarantine

The Maison Européenne de la Photographie presents masterclasses, lectures and interviews with artists on its website and social media while the gallery remains closed.

Online

Ongoing

Indie films

The Cinémathèque Française is screening some unusual films from its catalog online (free).

Online

Through January 23

Online exhibitions

Galerie Templon invites you through its virtual doors: all three current exhibitions are now available to view online.

Online

Through November 30

Experimental film

Cinédoc streams experimental films online for Novembre Expérimental.

Online

Through November 29

Fine art

Fine Arts Paris goes online for 2020, with a range of galleries exhibiting on its website.

Online

Through December 1

Virtual Vuitton

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is sharing behind-the-scenes videos of its exhibitions throughout lockdown on FLV Chez Vous.

Online

Through December 1

Theater

The Comédie Française presents a season of online comedy: daily broadcasts and videos will be shared online.

Online

Through January 15

Outdoor art

While indoor exhibits are closed, the second edition of George V Monumental presents 10 giant sculptures by contemporary artist Manolo Valdés displayed along the famous Avenue George V.

Avenue George V, Paris

Ongoing

Free classes on French topics

Pandemonium U presents free Zoom classes in English on such topics as the role of small French villages in helping refugees and the death of Resistance hero Jean Moulin.

Online

Ongoing

Art from home

The Centre Pompidou presents its first virtual exhibition, devoted to Miró.

Online

Through December 18

Live from the Louvre

During the museum’s closure, the Louvre presents a series of Concerts en Direct, streamed live online. Check the website for specific dates and times.

Online

Ongoing

More live music

The Orchestre de Paris is streaming several of its autumn season concerts online. Visit the website to see which are being broadcast and to tune in.

Online

Ongoing

Get creative at home

The Centre Pompidou presents a wide range of videos, including visits to exhibitions, spotlights on artworks and periods, and a series for children.

Online

Ongoing

More art at home

The Palais de Tokyo offers interviews with artists and behind-the-scenes content on its YouTube channel for Palais à la Maison.

Online

Ongoing

More virtual art

The Grand Palais offers live lectures, virtual exhibitions and more on its website and social media.

Online

Through December 31

Cross-continental art

Artists from Africa, Asia and Oceania present work on the Tetraktys figure for Cabinet Da-End X, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the gallery’s opening.

Galerie Da-End, Paris

Through January 3

Art in the time of Covid

The Palais du Tokyo presents an online version of “Anticorps,” its exhibition showcasing 20 artists’ take on the reimagining of human relationships during the pandemic.

Online

Ongoing

Paris museum podcasts

Brighten up a lockdown walk with a podcast produced by Paris Musées.

Online

Through June 2021

Discovering art history

Learn how to appreciate and analyze art in its historical context in a range of masterclasses offered by Les Paris de l’Art 2020/21.

Various locations, Paris & Online

Through December 31

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

Throughout lockdown

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation has teamed up with Eyelet so users can watch independent French films directly on their website. First film is free.

Online
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