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Sarah Belmont

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Pack your goggles! France to open three underwater sculpture parks this autumn

Visitors will need to swim to see new exhibits submerged off the coast of Corsica, Marseille and Cannes

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Exhibitions

Impressionism and contemporary art meet for festival in northern France

Around 50 contemporary artists will feature in Normandie Impressionniste, shedding new light on one of art history’s major movements

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Museums & Heritage

Lockdown drives digital boom at French museums—but where's the business model?

Podcasts, social media channels and virtual exhibitions are experiencing unprecedented traffic but do not make up for lost revenue

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Back to school: Massachusetts college museum gets a $12.5m makeover

The free-entry MassArt Art Museum, formerly known as the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, opens this weekend

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Mr Brainwash to open Los Angeles museum

The vacant Paley Center in Beverly Hills will be transformed into a space for both his own and other artists’ work

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Revamped, renamed, reopened: Musée Ingres Bourdelle honours Montauban's masters

After €13m expansion, French museum brings together works by painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and sculptor Emile-Antoine Bourdelle

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Art dealers

‘I just wanted people’s attention’: dealer Mariane Ibrahim on championing young artists of the African diaspora

Ahead of her debut at Art Basel in Miami Beach, the Chicago-based gallerist walks us through her journey from marketing McDonald's to setting up shop in Seattle

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Paris

Special delivery: Musée de la Poste reopens in Paris—with art to boot

Museum's little known, 6,000-strong Modern and contemporary art collection includes a ball gown made of 2,000 stamps

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Museums

Lucas Museum names a Met department chairman as its new director

Sandra Jackson-Dumont will take over in January as leader of George Lucas’s $1bn project in Los Angeles

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Paris Museum of Modern Art unveils €10m revamp of Art Deco home

Redesign by h2o architectes opens up 1930s building—with monumental murals by Matisse and Dufy—to disabled visitors

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Exhibitions

Are guns child's play in Mr. and Pharrell Williams's Paris collaboration?

The Japanese artist's Manga-inspired exhibition at Musée Guimet, curated by Williams, depicts kids with weapons as a vision of the future

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Museums & Heritage

Banksy on a barge: world's first floating street art gallery makes waves on Paris's Seine

Moored besides the Pont des Invalides in Paris, Fluctuart will open with an exhibition by the Brooklyn-based artist Swoon

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Museums & Heritage

Three become one: Montpellier Contemporain unites art school with exhibition venues

The newly created institution will involve all 200 students of the Montpellier School of Fine Arts

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Heritage

Restorers of Nîmes arena expand their sights

Conservation effort now includes passageways and interior

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Law

Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech can keep its name, Paris court rules

Decision allows Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent to continue using trademark of French painter Jacques Majorelle

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Sculpture

Patrick Roger, the Rodin of chocolate, breaks the mould with permanent works

The French chocolate maker has also been quietly casting works in bronze, silver and gold

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Exhibitions

Othoniel makes a splash in his hometown of Saint-Etienne

For its 30th anniversary, the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain invited the artist to show his monumental sculpture The Big Wave as part of a major retrospective

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Science and Art

Wellbeing at the heart of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts extension

As well as housing Old Masters, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace also focuses on art therapy

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Artists

Why the Big Apple still lures French artists

A century after Marcel Duchamp first arrived, New York’s appeal is as strong as ever