Hammershøi: Danish Painting Master

Silence and Light

Through July 22, 2019 | Musée Jacquemart-André | By Heidi Ellison

A Vermeer-like feeling of tranquility emanates from many of the paintings by Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) on show at the Musée Jacquemart-André. The comparison with Vermeer also springs to mind because Hammershøi painted mostly interior scenes, often with a figure seen through … Read More

The Courtauld Collection

Bringing It All Back Home

Through June 17, 2019 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | By Heidi Ellison

With The Courtauld Gallery in London closed for renovation, some of its treasures have been shipped back to where they came from: France, where they are being shown at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in the exhibition “The Courtauld Collection: A Vision … Read More

Doisneau et la Musique

Move Along: Plenty to See

Through April 28, 2019 | Cité de la Musique | By Heidi Ellison

Inspired by the great love of music of Robert Doisneau (1912-94), one of France‘s beloved humanist photographers, the Cité de la Musique is holding an exhibition of his photos on the theme. A child of the Paris suburbs (Gentilly, to be precise), … Read More

Tissage-Tressage

Hanging by a Thread

Through June 29, 2019 | Fondation Villa Datris Paris | By Heidi Ellison

Long disrespected as a “women’s” craft, weaving is coming into its own as an art form, just as ceramics, also long considered a craft rather than an art, has in recent years. “Tissage-Tressage,” a wonderful (and free) exhibition at the … Read More

Vivian Maier: The Color Work

The Snap-Happy Nanny

Through March 30, 2019 | Les Douches la Galerie | By Heidi Ellison

For such a private person, Vivian Maier took an awful lot of self-portraits. That was one of the impressions I got from the current show of color and black-and-white images by the enigmatic street photographer/nanny now on at Les Douches … Read More

Artists in Montmartre

Wild Life on the Butte

Through February 10, 2019 | Musée de Montmartre | By Heidi Ellison

The Musée de Montmartre bills itself as “the most charming museum in Paris,” and that may well be true. The word “charming” kept popping into my mind as I perused its current exhibition, “Artists in Montmartre: Legendary Places and Studios,” … Read More