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January Events in Paris

January 2014 Guide

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Sources: Paris Convention and Visitors Office, Paris Mayor's Office

Festivals and Seasonal Events

Arts and Exhibits Highlights in January

  • Georges Braque
    Best known for his abstract paintings of guitars, Braque sometimes sits in the shadow of more well-known cubist artists, especially his collaborator Pablo Picasso. This fascinating retrospective at the Grand Palais promises to deepen popular understanding of-- and appreciation for-- his complex oeuvre of paintings, engravings and sculptures.
    Dates: Through January 6th, 2014
    Location: Galerie Nationale du Grand Palais

  • The Sea in Paris, 45 Million Years Ago
    This fascinating exhibit curated in the depths of the Paris Catacombs reveals a little known fact about the city of light: 45 million years ago, the area was part of a vast tropical sea ecosystem; its traces can be observed in the geological formations of Paris' many underground "layers". Anyone interested in natural history and geology shouldn't miss this one. 
    Dates: Through December 31st, 2014
    Location: The Paris Catacombs
  • Azzedine Alaia, Fashion Designer
    January is the last month for fashion aficionados to glimpse the fascinating inner workings of Azzedine Alaia, one of couture's most impassioned and innovative creators. The unique exhibit held at the Modern Art Museum of the city of Paris juxtaposes the designer's creations next to the works of great painters including Matisse and Daniel Buren, highlighting affinities between their artistic practices. 
    Dates: Through January 26th, 2014
    Location: Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris 
  • Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Art in Fusion
    Only a few days remain in a stirring tribute to two of Mexico's legendary 20th-century artists, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The exhibit examines the stormy couple's influence on each other's work, placing their oeuvres side by side to better understand their complex interrelations, and particularly in relation to their revolutionary ambitions for Mexico. 
    Dates: Through January 13th, 2014
    Location: Paris Orangerie (Jardin des Tuileries)

 

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