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The view from the Théâtre de l"Odéon at dusk. Photo: Françoise Deberdt-Meunier

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Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Left Bank gallery crawl
> Open house at 50 galleries for Art Saint Germain des Prés. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.

Gold in galleries

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“Passage” ((2017), by Aude Herlédan. At 1831 Art Gallery during Carré Rive Gauche.

> The Carré Rive Gauche, an association of Left Bank galleries, celebrates its 40th anniversary with an event called ExtrORdinaire, featuring gold in works of art. Various venues, Paris, May 18-June 3.

Literary evening
> The Nuit de la Littérature in Belleville and Ménilmontant presents 20 foreign authors reading their work in French. Various venues, Paris, May 27.

 English-language theater festival
> Paris Fringe returns for its second year of English-language theater and comedy. Various venues, Paris, May 18-28.

Hollywood glam
> Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich and more in classic films from Hollywood's Golden Age for the Glamour cycle. Forum des Images, Paris, May 3-31.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Etienne Comar’s Django, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, May 26.

Virtual reality
> Drop in on Saturday or Sunday from 2pm to 8pm for a free virtual trip at the VR Express festival. Forum des Images, Paris, through June 30.

Dance in historic sites
> Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux. Various locations, through Oct. 21.

African culture festival
> The 100% Afriques festival showcases dance, theater, music, fashion, design, art, food and more from all over the continent. La Villette, Paris, through May 28.

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Art - Museums

 

Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

Architecture Housed in New Building

The model for Christian de Portzamparc's Cidade da Musica Roberto Marinho, currently being built near Rio de Janeiro. © Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
The model for Christian de Portzamparc's Cidade da Musica Roberto Marinho, currently being built near Rio de Janeiro. © Atelier Christian de Portzamparc

After squatting the Palais de la Porte Dorée for some time, the formerly homeless Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine is now more comfortably installed on the other side of Paris in the Palais de Chaillot.

To inaugurate this impressive new home for its temporary galleries last March, the Cité put
together an equally impressive exhibition, “Portzamparc: Rever la Ville,” set up in a grand gallery of exposed stone with a round-vaulted ceiling.

Here, for once, is an architecture museum that makes architecture accessible and fully enjoyable to non-specialists.

The Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine incorporates a number of previously separate entities: the Institut Français de l’Architecture, the Musée des Monuments Français (which reopened in September with an additional gallery presenting French architecture from 1850 to the present), the Ecole de Chaillot for postgraduate studies (and now, courses in architectural history for the public), and a library and documentation center.

Heidi Ellison

Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine: Palais de Chaillot, 1, place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris. Métro: Trocadéro. Tel.: 01 58 51 52 00. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Tuesday. www.citechaillot.fr

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