Under the Sea!
The Tropical Aquarium at the Palais de la Porte Dorée was created in 1931, as a part of the "Museum of French Colonies" that was created at the same time. The aquarium was intended to be a showcase o...
Arab Artwork Revealed in a New Light
An exhibition currently showing at the Institut du Monde Arabe (Institute of the Arab World) is going to shake up certain preconceived notions that many people have about the Arab world — starting wi...
An Imagined World Comes to Life
The term 'Patagonia' evokes many different concepts, both realistic and completely imaginary. This small territory in South America truly exists but is also the subject of fantastic stories that were ...
Welcome to the Jungle
From the Middle Ages to present day, animals have captured the attention of painters, sculptors and draftsmen around the world. Used to evoke the mundane and the exotic, the friend and the foe, animal...
Designing the Cities of Tomorrow
From February 15 until June 23, 2012 Paris's Lieu du Design, a space dedicated to the art of design, is presenting Sous les pavés, le design (a play on words that alludes to the famous French protest ...
An Invitation to Tim Burton's Wacky World
The Cinémathèque française is currently paying tribute to famed filmmaker Tim Burton, known for bringing wildly bizarre imagery and unique concepts to the silver screen for almost three decades. From ...
Restored Version of da Vinci's Saint Anne Finally Revealed
After a painstaking restoration project that begun in 2010 and was just completed in March 2012, the new face of Leonardo da Vinci's The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne has finally been revealed. The...
Trompe-l’oeil: fool your eyes at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
The Paris Museum of Decorative Arts, hidden inside one of the lateral arms of the Louvre museum, is something of a treasure-chest -always unexpected, always exciting. Its main gallery features 18-mont...