Violin Lessons

December 6, 2015 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Paris Update What’s New in Paris PERFORMING AT THE PARISPHILHARMONIC IN FIVE EASY LESSONS If I can do it, anyone can. Paris’s new Philharmonic, in an effort to bring the joy of making music to those who have missed the … Read More

Parisian Soundscapes

November 23, 2015 | By Nick Hammond | What's New Art & Culture

Parisians Attack Sun King with Scurrilous Songs The awful events in Paris this month have been keenly felt in other countries, not least in Britain, where the huge swell of empathy and support has been genuine and deeply felt. A … Read More

Four and a Quarter

January 7, 2015 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Paris Update What’s New in Paris TOTAL IMMERSION THEATER Cinémorphe, the most inventive theater company in Paris, is staging a new production this month called 4¼. These specialists in immersive theater like to surprise their audience, so all they will … Read More

Giverny Bedroom Restored

April 24, 2013 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Paris Update Art Notes MONET SLEPT HERE Monet’s bedroom before and after the restoration. Even in their wildest dreams, most art lovers can’t imagine sleeping surrounded by the works of Cézanne, Manet, Signac, Caillebotte, Morisot, Jongkind, Boudin, Delacroix and other … Read More

Quilt Art: L’Art du Patchwork

February 20, 2013 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Paris Update Art Notes BEAUTIFULLY PIECED TOGETHER  “Queen Kapi’olani’s Fan Quilt.” Early 20th century, Hawaii. © American Museum in Britain “Quilt Art: L’Art du Patchwork” at the Mona Bismarck American Center for Art & Culture in Paris features 25 patchwork quilts … Read More

Cinémorphe

January 30, 2013 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Mystery Soirée Morphs into Surrealism Some strange events occurred during “La Soirée Exceptionnelle.” Photo: Pierre Grosbois 2013A mysterious invitation to “La Soirée Exceptionnelle, 1972” recently turned up in my inbox. It came from a new group called Cinémorphe and promised … Read More

Paris Vu par Hollywood

September 19, 2012 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

City of light and licentiousness While visiting “Paris Vu par Hollywood,” the new exhibition at Paris’s Hôtel de Ville, I realized that the dreamily romantic vision Americans have of Paris probably owes as much, if not more, to the eight … Read More