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Events in Art and Archaeology

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Musée du Louvre  •  22 February - 22 May 2017
Organized in partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the exhibition presents Vermeer’s great masterpieces and those of his contemporaries.

Through comparisons with the works of other artists of the Golden Age—among them Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Caspar Netscher, and Frans van Mieris—the exhibition brings to light Vermeer’s membership of a network of painters specializing in the depiction of everyday life while admiring, inspiring, and vying with each other. Although they were painting in different cities of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, their pictures show marked similarities of style, subject, composition, and technique.

Musée du Louvre Website

Contact: Musée du Louvre
75001 Paris
Tel: (33 ) 1 40 20 53 17

Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Louis Vuitton Foundation  •  22 October 2016 - 5 March 2017

Icons of Modern Art at the Louis Vuitton Foundation features the cream of the staggering collection of 250 paintings put together by Sergei Shchukin before the Bolshevik Revolution, which had never before been seen outside Russia.

The show includes 29 works by Picasso, 22 by Matisse, 12 by Gauguin and other top-notch Cezannes and Van Goghs that the super-rich textile merchant picked up on trips to Paris before World War I.

Louis Vuitton Foundation Website


Louis Vuitton Foundation
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandh
75116 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 40 69 96 00

Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Fondation Louis Vuitton  •  22 October 2016 - 20 February 2017
Fondation Louis Vuitton presents the exhibition Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection. The show pays tribute to one of the greatest art patrons of the early 20th century, Sergei Shchukin, the visionary Russian collector of French modern art. From 1898, Sergei Shchukin, a leading Moscow industrialist, quickly became an integral member of the Parisian arts milieu of the era, forging relationships with modern art dealers Paul Durand-Ruel, Ambroise Vollard, and Berthe Weill, then Georges Bernheim and Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler. His friendship with celebrated artists like Henri Matisse heavily influenced the formation of his collection, one of the most radical of its time.

130 works are exhibited in this exhibition including works by Picasso (29), Matisse (22), Gauguin (12), Monet (8), Cezanne (8) and Malevich (8).

Fondation Louis Vuitton Website


Fondation Louis Vuitton
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi,
75116 Paris, France

Tel: (33) 1 40 69 96 00

Events in Classical Music

Orchestre de chambre de Paris: Emmanuel Pahud, flute
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Theatre des Champs Elysees  •  27 February 2017
Pleyel: Concerto for flute in C major
Poulenc: Sonata for flute (arrangement for flute and orchestra from Lennox Berkeley)
Mozart: Gran Partita K. 361

Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Douglas Boyd, conductor
Emmanuel Pahud, flute

Théatre des Champs-Elysées Website

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Contact: Théatre des Champs-Elysées
15 Avenue Montaigne
70008 Paris
Tel: (33) 01 49 52 50 50

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