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Left to right: Eiffel Tower, Louvre Pyramid, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and Ferris Wheel. © Paris Update


Paris Update This Week’s Events

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Drawing through the ages

"Apples" (1944), by Henri Matisse. Eric Coatalem Gallery.

> Salon du Dessin: 39 galleries showing works on paper, from Old Masters to contemporary. Palais Brogniart, Paris, March 22-27.

Contemporary drawing fair
> Drawing Now: 73 galleries, Carreau du Temple, Paris, March 23-26.

More contemporary drawings
>Ddessin: 20 galleries. Atelier Richelieu, Paris, March 24-26.

Art and design fair
> PAD (Paris Art + Design),
67 galleries, Tuileries Garden, Paris, March 22-26.

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, March 23-May 28.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Audrey Dana's Si j'Étais un Homme, preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, Feb. 24.

Documentary film festival
> Cinéma du Réel showcases documentaries from around the world. Various venues, Paris, March 24-April 2.

Suburban blues
> The Banlieues Bleues festival brings major French and international jazz acts to the Paris suburbs. Various venues, through March 31.

Before and after ecological disaster
> The Chic Planète festival presents two types of films, those celebrating the bounty of the earth and science-fiction views of what will happen after an ecopalypse. Forum des Images, Paris, through April 13.




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Drouot: The International Herald Tribune, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, will auction off 300 photos from its archive at Drouot on Nov. 19. An exhibition of 125 of them is on show at Frances Amériques (9, av. Franklin Roosevelt, 75008 Paris) through Nov. 12. Just about everyone who made history during the period is represented, from Hitler and Churchill to Sylvia Beach and Samuel Beckett.

The Museum of Everything: Chalet Society’s excellent “wandering” exhibition of the work of self-taught artists, among them Henry Darger, Guo Fengyi, ACM and Willem van Genk, is currently on show in a former Catholic seminary in Saint Germain des Prés. Click on the link to request an invitation. Through March 31.

Domaine de Chantilly:
The Domaine de Chantilly has not only recently restored its early-19th-century English garden, but is also holding a well-received exhibition called “Delacroix et l’Aube de Orientalisme (through Jan. 7). Shuttle buses available from Paris on weekends and holidays for the duration of the show.