Library Culture Picks: March 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017 13:55 Written by  Pauline Lemasson
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ALP CulturePicks 03MAR

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. For March, we've selected exhibitions on Vermeer (whose exhibition is touted as "the exhibition of the year"), art dealer Paul Rosenberg, and Pissarro and his time at Eragny.

Library Culture Picks: March 2017

WHAT: 21 RUE LA BOETIE (exhibition)
WHERE: MUSEE MAILLOL
WHEN: 2 MARCH 2017 - 23 JULY 2017

This exhibition retraces the steps of Paul Rosenberg (1881-1959), one of the most influential art dealers in the first half of the 20th century, and brings together more than sixty masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse, among many others. Coming from some of the largest public and private collections in Europe, many of these pieces have never been exhibited in France. This exhibition was inspired by the book My Grandfather's Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War (another title of this book is 21 rue la Boétie) by Anne Sinclair.

Recommended books to read from the Library collection:

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WHAT: VERMEER AND THE MASTERS OF GENRE PAINTING (exhibition)
WHERE: MUSEE DU LOUVRE
WHEN: 22 FEBRUARY 2017 - 22 MAY 2017

The exhibition of Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting at the Louvre has only been open for just a month and already it has been hailed as the exhibition of the year and certainly will be a huge success. This exhibition brings together 12 of Johannes Vermeer's paintings in one location, alongside his contemporaries from Holland's Golden Age. These dozen pieces comprise one-third of Vermeer's entire surviving body of work. Other works by his fellow 17th-century Dutch contemporaries in the exhibition include Jan Steen, Samuel van Hoogstraten, Nicolaes Maes, and others. 

Recommended books to read from the Library collection:

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WHAT: PISSARRO IN ERAGNY (exhibition)
WHERE: MUSEE DU LUXEMBOURG
WHEN: 16 MARCH 2017 – 9 JULY 2017

This exhibition focuses on the last two decades of Pissarro's artistic life, when he moved to Eragny-sur-Epte and bought a lovely house thanks to a loan from Claude Monet, and where he would remain until his death. About 100 paintings, drawings, and engravings are on display, all created during his time at Eragny, alongside family archives to provide an intimate understanding of a master in his later years. 

Recommended books to read from the Library collection:

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