Les Parisiens dans l’Exode

Refugees Without Refuge

Through August 30, 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

Drapé

Let It Flow

Through March 8, 2010 | Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon | By Heidi Ellison

The depiction of drapery has been a constant in art since Antiquity and is still often present today, although in sometimes surprising forms. The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon has had the excellent idea of devoting an entire exhibition to … Read More

Huysmans, Critique d’Art

From Decadence to Devotion

Through March 1, 2020 | Musée d'Orsay | By Heidi Ellison

The latest exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay, always on the lookout for new ways to present its collection of 19th-century art, is “Huysmans Critique d’Art: De Degas à Grünewald, sous le Regard de Francesco Vezzoli.” That long title translates into … Read More