Women in art movements are all too easily forgotten. Those that were pioneers in their times remain overlooked in today’s market as art lovers flock to work from their male peers. Thankfully, there are collectors and curators out there trying to address the balance. One such example is the exhibition for Berthe Morisot at the Musee d’Orsay.
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Some shows and visual styles leave a lasting impression on audiences. The recent trend for immersive digital shows and digital deconstructions is one that has really taken Parisian art shows to another level. Visitors love the chance to interact with images, dive into the subject and get a new perspective. It makes a change from a static image in a quiet gallery when you can play, move and have a fitting soundtrack.
Escape room experiences and interactive puzzles are big business these days. The Paris Opera house is currently offering a Phantom of the Opera themed experience, and they are not alone. The Knights of the Round Table game from Theatre Lepic lets teams meet with famous faces from the 1930s while searching for the Holy Grail – among other things. We don’t want to say too much here and spoil the surprises.
This immersive experience at Espace Lafayette-Drouot takes some private pieces on loan and a series of recreations of famous murals. This is a great way to see many of the iconic designs and to compare themes throughout the artist’s career.
It is a big year for the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris. The centre has just reinvented itself as the American Centre for Art and Culture – on American Independence Day of all days. To celebrate this fact, the site is hosting a series of concerts across the summer.