Friday, May 13, 2005

La Nuit des Musees

Blogger has not been working for the last hour, so I will write a quick post. I found out that tomorrow is La Nuit des Musees here in Paris. Most museums -- 76 in and around Paris -- will be open from 7pm until midnight and offer free admission.

Additionally, some museums will have 'lights in the night' -- a game of shadows and lights for their displays. For instance, at the Pompidou Center there is an exhibit by visual artist Nathalie Junod Ponsard where light irradiates the trajectories and their displacements of the visitors. At the Louis Braille museum in Coupvray, you visit the museum by candle light. There are some concerts and workshops being hosted as well at other museums.

Check out the website for more information. Maybe I will see you at one of the museums. I am the one with two red-headed kids.

-- said Auntie M in Paris
11:57 PM



That sounds fun. I was looking around, and you of course have quite a collection to choose from! There's a thing on Ancient Egypt going on at the Louvre.. among many other things.

There's more musées in Paris alone than I'd know what to do with!

# posted by Joe : 1:38 AM  

oh by the way, If you go to the Pompidou, could you please withdraw one or two paintings for me ? I need to refresh Gritoland walls ! :-)

# posted by negrito : 8:45 AM  

thanks for giving me something to replace the Playstation with tonight... my kids love when I pop a surprise evening on them...Orsay here we come (I just hope I'll be the only one the long line to get in...)

# posted by magillicuddy : 9:18 AM  

G'day Auntie M,
I had the pleasure of visiting France in 1994 when I did a 2 month trip to England and Europe. I was captivated by Paris, I spent only two days there, but enough to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells of Paris. As a visitor from the landownunda, Paris lived up to my expectations and perceptions. It must be exciting living in another part of the world that has a completely different language and culture. I have had the pleasure of visiting via Michele's M&G, I will definitely come back and have a look around.

# posted by vegemiterules : 1:13 PM  

Well thanks to your blog I actually did go to the Musée d'Orsay last night with my 2 boys, and we got there at 7:20 and didn't get home till 11:30 PM! Needless to say, this morning's accounts of last night's dreams were quite interesting. We stopped for dinner at the top floor's little café, and continued on a full stomach to see the neo Impressionism exhibit... we were quite pleased withourselves when we got out and saw a very long line waiting to get in (which we didn't have!!). Thanks for the great idea Auntie M.

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