Bright yellow neon lights in the form of a smiling face emanate from the window of the Paris storefront. A black bicycle vendor cart with the slogan Je suis joyeux (I am joyous) is parked on rue Saint-Augustin at the entrance to Passage Choiseul. This sets the mood even before one gets Continue reading
News that the President of France would be in the Loire Valley last weekend at the Château de Chambord was cause for celebration. In keeping with french tradition, Emmanuel Macron spent Continue reading
The universal language of the arts elicits emotion, reflection, and wonder; but more importantly, Continue reading
Le langage universel des arts provoque l’émotion, la réflexion, l’émerveillement, mais plus important encore, il nous permet Continue reading
…. at the Musée de L’Homme!
In the children’s novel by Carlo Collodi, a wooden puppet is magically transformed into a living boy. The Adventures of Pinocchio, written in 1881, is the most widely read book in the world after the Bible. The 1940 Disney adaptation Continue reading
In a recent article celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Pompidou Center in Paris, its president, Serge Lasvignes, said “Access to culture and art is crucial to opening minds and learning how to deal with what’s different and foreign.” The inverse is also true: Opening minds and learning how to deal with what’s different is crucial to making art and culture accessible. Continue reading