L’Atelier de la Nature

Americans in Giverny

Through January 3, 2020 | Musée des Impressionnismes | By Heidi Ellison

Americans can’t travel to France right now, but their paintings can, so the Terra Foundation for American Art has sent a batch to the Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny and added others borrowed from the Musée d’Orsay and other French … Read More

Christo et Jeanne-Claude: Paris!

Christo's Gifts to Paris

Through October 19, 2020 | Centre Pompidou | By Heidi Ellison

The artist Christo’s obsession with wrapping did not begin with the spectacular environmental projects he and his wife Jeanne-Claude created around the world, among them Running Fence in California, The Gates in New York City’s Central Park, Surrounded Islands in Miami and Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin. … Read More

Ben: Être Libre

On a Bender

Through October 11, 2020 | Domaine de Chamarande | By Heidi Ellison

At the age of 85, the French artist Ben (real name: Benjamin Vautier) is as irrepressible as ever, both personally and artistically. Earlier this month, he was on hand to greet the press at the opening of his exhibition, “Être … Read More

Les Parisiens dans l’Exode

Refugees Without Refuge

Through December 13, 2020 | Musée de la Libération de Paris–Musée du Général Leclerc–Musée Jean Moulin de Paris | By Heidi Ellison

Of all the horrors that occurred during World War II, the mass exodus from Paris in 1940 as the Germans approached the city may not have been the most horrendous, which may explain why the story has been so seldom … Read More