Category Archives: Movies

Five on Friday 13

HODLER MONET MUNCH The musée Marmottan Monet, on the western edge of Paris, in the calm 16th arrondissement, has two major special exhibitions a year. This year, the fall and winter show, which runs from September 15 to January 22, 2017, … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 12

Fantin-Latour. À fleur du peau – The charming little musée du Luxembourg-Sénat, often has excellent small exhibits. A new one, dedicated to artist Henri Fantin-Latour will open on September 14. Fantin-Latour is best known for luscious still-lives of flowers that … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 11

Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France Watteau is generally associated with paintings of picnicking aristocrats, but early in his career, he painted a series of military scenes. France was involved in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 10

The Spectacular Second Empire 1852-1870 – If I were still in Paris, I would totally go to this exhibit at the musée d’Orsay. The Second Empire marks the reign on Napoleon III, a time of wealth and ostentation, but also tremendous social … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 9

I’m now home from Paris. The time always flies when I’m there! The last week of the Program was so busy that it wasn’t possible to post to the blog. Here are my francophile recommendations for the week: Fashion Forward: 3 … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 8

It’s been a hot week here in France! Nothing makes you appreciate air conditionning quite like the lack of it. As I’m typing this, a cool breeze is coming through the window, and I’m very grateful. Here are my francophile … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 7

  This morning, the news from Nice was profoundly sad. Here, in Paris, the sun is shining brightly and it’s a simply beautiful day. It’s hard to imagine that France has once again been the victim of senseless violence. I … Continue reading

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