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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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What's New in Paris: Louvre Lens, TNT TV Channels, Louvre Fundraising

Paris Update What’s New in Paris

Louvre Lens:
the Louvre’s first satellite museum opened to the public today in the northern industrial town of Lens. Designed by Japanese firm SANAA, the

Paris Update Louvre Lens

The Louvre-Lens. Photo: © Hisao Suzuki

building has a low profile and glass walls. A number of the Paris Louvres masterpieces have been lent for the opening, including Delacroixs “Liberty Leading the People” and Leonardos “The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne,” which features in the kickoff exhibition “Renaissance: Revolutions In the Arts in Europe 1400-1530” (through March 11). 

TNT: Six new free TV channels went on the air today in France: HD1 (fiction), RMC Découverte (documentaries), Numéro 23 (diversity), 6ter (family-oriented), Chérie 25 (women) and L'Equipe 21 (sports).

Tous Mécènes: The Louvre is trying to raise €800,000 to acquire a recently discovered pair of exquisite 13th-century ivory statuettes to complete the group “Descent from the Cross,” five of which are already in the museum's collection. Click on the link to find out more and make a donation.