French art news

Fondation Custodia aims to be the place to see drawings in Paris

New exhibition programme is helping to put the institution on the cultural map

Published online: 09 April 2015

Slow start for fledgling Paris fair

Paris Beaux-Arts’s first edition was handicapped by awkward timing and a vague concept

Published online: 07 April 2015

Alain Seban says adieu to Beaubourg, but will his global vision be realised by his successor?

Serge Lasvignes takes the reins at Centre Pompidou after pop-up opens in Málaga

Published online: 04 April 2015

Picasso’s former electrician sentenced to two-years in prison for holding stolen art

French court finds Pierre Le Guennec guilty of possessing a 271-strong stash of works by the artist

Published online: 20 March 2015

French President vows to block terrorist attacks on cultural heritage

François Hollande spoke at the Louvre, which is helping Iraq museums assess damage by Islamic State and organising Mesopotamia show in Lens

Published online: 19 March 2015

French police widen net in manuscripts investigation

In case against dealer charged with fraud, authorities are now looking at suppliers and other booksellers

Published online: 17 March 2015

Little-known civil servant in line for top Pompidou job

Serge Lasvignes named as Alain Seban’s successor

Published online: 03 March 2015

Siamese crown stolen from Château de Fontainebleau

Smash and grab raid of around 15 historic Asian artefacts happened on Sunday morning

Published online: 02 March 2015

Forgotten Portuguese Modernist gets Grand Palais show

Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso’s survey in Paris will be largest ever outside Portugal

Published online: 19 February 2015

Musée Maillol shuts its doors as management company files for bankruptcy

The Paris museum’s abrupt closure this weekend comes after falling attendance and rising debts

Published online: 18 February 2015


Prosecutor asks for five-year suspended prison sentence for Picasso’s former electrician

A final verdict is due next month in the trial against Pierre Le Guennec, who was found to have kept a box of the artist’s works in his garage for 40 years

Published online: 13 February 2015

Pompidou to pop up all over France

Paris museum plans to open temporary branches across the country

Published online: 12 February 2015

Vence prepares to house part of Yvon Lambert’s historic collection

As the French city holds talks with the dealer, the city authorities in Avignon remain tight-lipped about the future of their 15-year-old partnership with Lambert

Published online: 03 February 2015

Battle royale: Fontainebleau aims to rival Versailles after €115m funding boost

The French stately home Bonaparte called “the true abode of kings” is about to get a 12-year overhaul

Published online: 29 January 2015

French artist withdraws prayer rug installation from show after threats from Muslim group

Curators ask Clichy’s mayor to support the display of Zoulikha Bouabdellah’s Silence or shut the exhibition down entirely

Published online: 28 January 2015

Click here to enlarge: Paris’s Modern art museum to grow its photo holdings

The Musée d’art moderne is the first in France to establish a patrons group for the medium

Published online: 22 January 2015

Renewal in the Arab world to come from women and the young, says French president

Conference at the Institut du Monde Arabe acquired special meaning after Charlie Hebdo

Published online: 21 January 2015

President Hollande opens conference in Paris for progressive Arab voices

Institut du Monde Arabe forum has extra relevance after Charlie Hebdo attack

Published online: 15 January 2015

French art organisations respond to the Charlie Hebdo attacks

Cultural officials and institutions show their support for the satirical magazine

Published online: 15 January 2015

Appeal seeks to halt changes to gardens at Albert-Kahn Museum near Paris

Campaigners claim Japanese style will dominate after construction of new building

Published online: 14 January 2015

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