2 exhibitions to discover in the Marais in 2018

After the holiday season, it’s time to soak up the culture of the capital, and visit the most beautiful locations dedicated to art. At the Hôtel de Ville, two exhibitions are available, “Les nuits parisiennes”, and the one dedicated to the Hollywood actress Marlene Dietrich “Obsession Marlene”, at the European House of Photography (Maison Européenne de la Photographie).

1/ “Les nuits parisiennes” at the Hôtel de Ville de Paris
What would Paris be without its nightlife? The Hôtel de Ville is paying tribute to the Parisian night by presenting through 200 original works, the multiple facets of the nightlife in Paris. From balls to music halls, from discotheques to the jazzy cellars of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, as well as the Palace and Bains-Douches (two famous 80s jet-set clubs), no facet of the Parisian night is left behind. Videos, posters, dresses, photos, and even paintings, reveal the transformations of Paris and the association of social classes which occur at nightfall.

Exhibition “Les nuits parisiennes: du Palais-Royal au Palace”, from November 25th to January 27th, 2018.
Open from Monday to Saturday, form 10a.m. to 6:30p.m.
Free entrance.

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Kenzo Birthday Le Palace, March 11th, 1978 © Philippe Heurtault

 

Hôtel de Ville (website in French)
Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
75004 Paris
France
Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11).

2/ “Obsession Marlene” at The European House of Photography
Thanks to Pierre Passebon, an admirer and collector of Marlene Dietrich, the MEP has gathered over 200 photos of Marlene Dietrich. This Hollywood actress marked the history of cinema and fashion, by becoming one of the most famous icons of the 20th century. Travelling through time with her ageless beauty and mind-blowing cinema roles, the glamourous diva is celebrated until February 225th, 2018.

Exhibition “Obsession Marlene”, from November 8th, 2017 to February 25th, 2018.
Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11a.m. to 7:45p.m.
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Full price: €9 / Reduced rate: €5.

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François Gragnon
Marlene Dietrich, Théâtre de l’Étoile,
1959
© François Gragnon / Paris Match / La Galerie de l’Instant

La Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5/7, rue de Fourcy
75004 Paris
France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 78 75 00
Metro: Saint-Paul (line 1).

 

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