Springtime In Paris: New Exhibitions

Paris attracts travelers from around the world all year long and this spring the City of Light has some new and unique exhibitions both art and photography enthusiasts will enjoy.

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The “In the Studio” exhibit at Petit Palais explores the studios of artists such as Jeff Koons and Pablo Picasso through a display of photographs of the individuals as they worked on their art. The exhibit, which runs through July 17, also includes more than 400 photographs of other artists such as Piet Mondrian, Henri Matisse, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.

For fans of street art who are traveling to Paris this spring, well-known street artist JR will be creating a photo collage that will cover I. M. Pei’s glass pyramid at the Louvre. The work is scheduled to be created from May 25 through June 27, allowing visitors the opportunity to see the artist at work. 

Another unique exhibit taking place is “Photographs By Seydou Keita”, showing portraits of everyday citizens of his native Bamako, Mali, dating from 1948 to 1962. The collection was meant to serve as the “record of a society on the verge of independence,” all captured through black-and-white images. The exhibit is on view at the Grand Palais through July 11.