Berthe Morisot

Not Just a Pretty Painter

Through September 22, 2019 | Musée d'Orsay | By Heidi Ellison

Berthe Morisot (1841-95), a key French Impressionist painter, has not been the subject of a major exhibition in France since 1941. Is this because she was a woman and therefore dismissed as a minor painter? Perhaps. The current exhibition of … Read More

Time Capsule at Fluctuart

Fluctuat nec Mergitur

Exhibition "Time Capsule" through September 22, 2019 | Fluctuart | By Heidi Ellison

Fluctuart is a gallery, but not a white cube. It’s a street-art gallery, but it’s located on the River Seine, not on the street. And, interestingly, graffiti artists would have a hard time defacing (or beautifying, depending on your point … Read More

City Prince/sses

The Tempestuous Kingdom of Creation

Through September 8, 2019 | Palais de Tokyo | By Heidi Ellison

Paris’s Palais de Tokyo recently traveled to five sprawling mega-cities – Dhaka, Lagos, Manila, Mexico City and Tehran – in search of artists who push the boundaries of contemporary art with outrageous and/or outsized works. The result is “City Prince/sses,” … Read More

Henry Wessel, Fil Noir, Marguerite Bornhauser

Dark Stories

Through August 25, 2019 | Maison Européenne de la Photographie | By Heidi Ellison

American photographer Henry Wessel (1942-2018), the subject of the exhibition “Henry Wessel: A Dark Thread” at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), had the unusual habit of not looking at the contact sheets of his photos until a year had … Read More