Museum Miscellany

Picasso may be lording it over the Paris art world right now with “Picasso et les Maîtres,” a mega-exhibition at the Grand Palais and two smaller ones at the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, but there are plenty of other rewarding … Read More

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Redecorated Home for Decorative Arts

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, located in the Louvre’s 19th-century Marsan Wing, has finally reopened after a 10-year closure, during which both the building and its collection were extensively renovated and restored. The immediate impression is spectacular. Visitors enter the … Read More

Musée du Quai Branly

New Parisian Monument Opens

The rest of the collection more than lives up to this highly promising beginning. France’s wealth of magnificent pieces from various cultures of Oceania, Africa, Asia and the Americas – formerly hidden away in the still-existing Musée de l’Homme and … Read More


Art Beyond the Border

Why would any self-respecting Parisian ride the Métro to the outskirts of the city and then mount a crowded bus for a long ride into the suburbs, far from the périphérique, that psychological dividing line between civilization and the rest … Read More

Musée Cernuschi

Asian Art Collection Reopens

After a four-year renovation to provide more exhibition space and bring it up to safety and accessibility norms, the Musée Cernuschi, a stately mansion housing France’s second-largest collection of Asian art (after that of Paris’s Musée Guimet), has reopened its … Read More