Category Archives: Events

Une Nocturne

While my summer job in Paris was quite different than normal, I did have a few opportunities to get out to see some exhibits and do a little shopping. One of the exhibits that I had wanted to see was … Continue reading

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Un Costume

After twenty years, we are moving away from the mid-Atlantic region. Suddenly, things that we were going to do “someday” have moved up in importance. One of those things was a visit to the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur, … Continue reading

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Vitrine du monde

Le Petit Palais always has great exhibits in the summer. This year is no exception. Until August 17, 2014, the exhibit “Paris 1900, La Ville Spectacle” shines the light on l’Exposition Universelle that kicked off the 20th century in grand … Continue reading

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Au destin

When I get to Paris in June, I’ll be just on time to see Joséphine at the musée du Luxembourg. The former Empress of France was an interesting woman. Born on the island of Martinique to a family of sugarcane planters, Joséphine … Continue reading

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Insupportable vérités

A new exhibit entitled Van Gogh: le suicide de la société has just opened in Paris at the Musée d’Orsay. It flips the premise that Van Gogh was disturbed, based on the writings of Parisian gallery owner Antonin Artaud. Just … Continue reading

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Le Roi des bijoutiers

If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris before February 16, 2014, you’ll want to take in the exhibit Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire at the Grand Palais. As stated in Town & Country magazine’s February edition, “It takes a … Continue reading

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La fête des bergers

Le pastrage, or la fête des bergers (lah fet day bersjair), which means “the shepherds’ celebration”, is a rural Provence tradition celebrated on December 24. The word pastrage comes from pastre, “shepherd” in the Provençal language. In honor of the … Continue reading

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