Citywide in Paris: European Museum Night
May 23, 2012, 8:23 pm
Filed under: Art, Exhibition


With NYU always boasting about how many study abroad sites it has, it’s somewhat ironic that Citywide’s programming has stayed so New York-centric. However, the reason why the show is expanding to France a bit for the summer has nothing to do with study abroad. I’m just one of those lucky people who get to call Paris home and since I’m here for the next three months, I want to ensure I’m doing something fun.

Here are some pictures I took during Saturday’s Paris edition of European Museum Night, when museums, galleries and cultural centers opened their doors until the late night hours for people to rediscover permanent collections and admire some special exhibits for the evening.

For a little more on exactly what I did, you can listen below:

The Rodin Museum and its jardins à la française:




Here it is: The Thinker!


Katarzyna Kozyra’s “The Rite of Spring”

The line at the Louvre:


On to the Museum of Public Assistance:



Poet Corinne Malfreyt-Gatel and saxophonist Gaëtan Bigarré


The sadly (and also hilariously named) “murderous” baby bottle: Invented at the end of the 18th c., this baby bottle was a success because it allowed babies to feed themselves. However, the rubber tube the liquid traveled through was complicated to clean and it was hardly done, turning the bottle into a bacteria haven. The bottle was finally banned in 1910.


This is a costume made by an AIDS patient at the Bichat hospital in 1993. It is made of IV tubes.

More from Paris later!



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