I'm visiting Paris for work next month (Feb 6 - 13) and would appreciate any suggestions for places to go for an art fix while there. I'll go to the Centre Pompidou of course, and I plan to go to Helene Bailly for the last days of their winter group show ft. Katrin Fridriks.
We really liked Gaite Lyrique - not sure what will be on view while you're there, but the set up is great and it has a concert venue on the third floor so check their music schedule too. www.gaite-lyrique.net/
There's a small Dali Museum, mostly sculpture in the Montmartre area (which we loved-there's a cemetery in that district which was beautiful). www.daliparis.com/english/
Ah, you like queues? I always liked the Museé D'Orsay too, but last March I spent the whole month in Paris, living right by it, and didn't ever see it without at least a 2 hour line outside, even an hour before opening on a Sunday morning. Crazy.
I've spent quite a bit of time there over the years, but not since I started paying attention to contemporary (as in "producing work right now") artists, so that was really the focus of my question --- what commercial galleries should I be poking around while there. But yes, the museums are pretty good too