La Nuit des Musées tonight

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It’s the Nuit des Musées tonight: free and late night entry to many art instutions around town. Our picks: the Musée Rodin continues its parallel contemporary art programme with a screening of a film by the Austrian artist Mathias Poledna and a video by Douglas Gordon, 3 monumental sculptures by Urs Fisher in the gardens, aswell as a face-off between the current Rodin show and 20 pieces by modern and contemporary artists, 7pm-1am; the first ever retrospective of legendary couturier Madame Grès (1903-1993) continues at the Musée Bourdelle, 6-11pm; Martin Parr is on show at the Islamic Cultural Centre with a series resulting from a residency in the heart of Paris’ multicultural Goutte d’Or neighbourhood, 3-11pm; there’s free entry to Monumenta by Anish Kapoor at the Grand Palais till 11pm; Charlotte Perriand show continues opposite at the Petit Palais, but also vocal and orchestral pieces by 20th-century masters like Poulenc, Stockhausen, Dusapin ou Cage are presented amongst the permanent collections, 6.30-11.30pm; the Kubrick exhibition continues at the Cinémathèque Française, plus there’s 4 classical concerts (Salle Henri Langlois, 8.15pm, 9.15pm, 10.15pm. 11.15pm)  of pieces featured in Kubrick films: Fréderic Chopin (Lolita), Gyorgy Ligeti (Eyes Wide Shut), Franz Liszt (Eyes Wide Shut), Franz Schubert (Barry Lyndon), 7pm-1am; free entry to the Maison Baccarat and their exhibition ‘Plus vrai que nature !’ an association between flora, fauna and crystal, 6.30-10pm; at the Goethe Institute a concert by Rochus Aust, an award-winning trumpeter, composer and visual artist at  9.30pm; the Quai Branly invites artists from Haïti, 6.30-11.30pm; and finally, at the Centre Pompidou, a chance to see the Jean-Michel Othoniel show (closing 23 May), and in the Forum, the artist Florent Deloison will transform your Twitter account into an arcade game, 8pm-midnight.

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