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MEP – Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Situated about two blocks from the apartment on rue de Fourcy, the museum is a major center for contemporary photographic art and video. Every Wednesday evening, MEP offers free admission from 5-8pm.

Musee des Arts et Metiers

Located in the Saint-Martin-des-Champs abbey, in the heart of Paris’s 3rd arrondissement (near Le Marais), the Musée des Arts et Métiers was created in 1794. It is made up of seven principal sections, presented in chronological order: Scientific instruments, Materials, Construction, Communication, Energy, Engineering and Transports. Among the highlights of the museum: Lavoisier’s gasometers, Corning optical fibres, the cinematograph device by the Lumière brothers, Watt’s steam engine, Volta’s first invention of the battery, as well as a type 020 locomotive by Stephenson.

No Difference Between Them - Exquisite black & white street portraits of black & white couples photographed by Robert Kalman.

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Paris Photo Tour

Visit Paris Photos as well as pictures of other regions in France

Robert Kalman Portraits

Through the lens of a 4x5 viewing camera, these photographic portraits from Panama and New York City offer an intriguing blend of formality and intimacy.

David Henry Photographs

Take a visual tour of Paris through the eye of photographer David Henry. His extensive online collection of digital images documents the cultural landmarks and city life that makes Paris the most visited place in the world.

Restaurants of the Year: In Paris, Star Chefs take a Casual Turn - NY Times article 1/22/2006

"The trend of three-star chefs' opening casual restaurants has spread from the United States - where the process is now taken for granted - to France, where until recently the tenet that a great chef must remain in his restaurant has held sway."

North African Influences - NY Times article, Sunday 12/18/2005

"Streets all over the French capital bear the mark of these former French colonies, often referred to collectively as the Maghreb. Their influence glows from the richly colored designer babouches (slippers) and tea sets behind the windows of fancy boutiques. It pulses from nightclub sound systems throbbing with hybrid Euro-North African beats."

Fondation Cartier Pour L'Art Contemporain

The Cartier Foundation for contemporary art is showing work from forty artists just out of art school. As yet unknown, most of them have been selected by established international artists.

Palais de Tokyo

The Palais de Tokyo presents “a veritable visual opera” with works from the last twenty years by twenty-two artists from the worlds of fashion, art and cinema, etc., some already well-known, such as Jeff Koons, Maurizio Cattelan, Vanessa Beecroft and Takashi Murakami, others up-and-coming.

Musee Du Quai Branly

The much-awaited Musée du quai Branly opened its doors in June. Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, the museum is dedicated to the arts and civilisations of Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas, the museum boasts some 300,000 exhibits including sculptures, fabrics, statues and jewellery.

 

 

 

 

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