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September 2017 Eye Need to Do’s: Irving Penn, Journées du Patrimoine, Joyaux- George Balanchine and The Art of Pastel from Degas to Redon

Irving Penn: Centennial
On the centennial of his birth, Irving Penn receives a much-deserved retrospective. Penn was one of the great photographers of the 20th century with his master technique of inventive still life and iconic fashion photos. Spanning close to 70 years of his illustrious career, the exhibition displays 235 photos, which Penn produced himself. The exhibit also features drawings and paintings by Penn.

September 21, 2017 to January 29, 2018
Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro: Champs Elysees- Clemenceau

Journées du Patrimoine a Paris
A rare treat only once a year, Journées du Patrimoine is a heritage weekend where many government and private buildings are open to the public. The Paris edition includes free entry to the Elysees Palace, Hotel de Ville, the Luxembourg Palace and hundreds more sights.

September 16 and 17

Joyaux- George Balanchine
George Balanchine avidly elevated the beauty of female form and was inspired by window displays of the jewelers on New York’s 5th Avenue for the piece Joyaux. Emeralds, rubies and diamonds are a dance triptych celebrating the capital cities of the three great schools of dance: Paris, New York and Saint Petersburg. The cherry on the cake is the costumes by Christian Lacroix.

September 19 to October 12
Paris Opera –Palais Garnier 

The Art of Pastel from Degas to Redon
Pastels proved to be a strong influence for artists in the late 19th and early 20th century. A new exhibit showcases 200 pastels, with 150 never shown before by artists Berthe Morisot, Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, and Edgar Degas, symbolist painters Lucien Levy-Dhurmer, Charles Leandre, Alphonse Osbert, Emile-Rene Menard and society portrait painters James Tissot, Jacques-Emile Blanche, Victor Prouve, and Pierre Carrier-Belleuse.

September 15, 2017 to April 8, 2018
Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill 75008
Metro: Champs Elysees- Clemenceau

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September 2017 Eye Need to Do’s: Irving Penn, Journées du Patrimoine, Joyaux- George Balanchine and The Art of Pastel from Degas to Redon


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