L’Ahah

Art Angels

| L'Ahah | By Heidi Ellison

Artists often have troubled relationships with their dealers, but most need their gallery shows to get their work out into the public eye, where, they hope, it will find buyers. There may be another way, however, for artists to find … Read More

Regards Croisés

Landscapes of the Oise

Through March 13, 2022 | Musée d’Art et d’Histoire Louis-Senlecq | By Heidi Ellison

To visit the town of L’Isle Adam, set on three islands on the River Oise, is to want to live there. An hour’s train ride north of Paris, it is even blessed with the last thing you’d expect to find … Read More

L’Âme Primitive

Soul-Searching Art

Through February 27, 2021 | Musée Zadkine | By Heidi Ellison

I have said it before and will probably say it again: the Musée Zadkine is one of my favorite museums in Paris, with its small light-filled house and studio set in a garden, the whole charming ensemble cut off from … Read More

Anni and Josef Albers: Art and Life

Designing Power Couple

Through January 9, 2022 | Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris | By Heidi Ellison

The exhibition “Anni et Josef Albers: L’Art et la Vie” at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris focuses on the ultimate 20th-century art-and-design-world power couple, she a weaver and printmaker, and he a painter. Both of their careers began at … Read More

Flames: The Age of Ceramics

Ceramic Magic

Through February 6, 2022 | Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris | By Heidi Ellison

When Paris museums attack a subject, they don’t mess around. The exhibition “Les Flammes: L’Âge de la Céramique” at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris is a deep dive into a vast subject: ceramics. Ceramics of every imaginable type, style, … Read More

Vivian Maier

Maier Mania

Through January 16, 2022 | Musée du Luxembourg | By Heidi Ellison

Who hasn’t yet heard of Vivian Maier, nanny by profession, photographer by avocation? Her story is so unusual and her photographs so good that she never ceases to fascinate. Now the Musée de Luxembourg is holding what is apparently the … Read More

Georgia O’Keeffe

A Painter's Painter

Through December 6, 2021 | Centre Pompidou | By Heidi Ellison

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) is mega-famous in the United States for her flower paintings, almost to the point of oversaturation, but the current retrospective at Paris’s Centre Pompidou shows just how much more there was to the work of this versatile … Read More

Rrose C’est la Life: Agnès Thurnauer

Transgender Art

Through October 3, 2021 | Centre d’Art Contemporain de Bouvet Ladubay | By Heidi Ellison

Many agreeable surprises are to be found in the French provinces, not the least of which are contemporary art spaces in the most unexpected places. One example is the Centre d’Art Contemporain at the Bouvet Ladubay winery in Saumur, which … Read More