Wilson in Paris

The Louvre’s 2013 Grand Invité

    Robert Wilson, the founder and artistic director of the Watermill Center, has been invited by the Louvre to present a series of programs and events during November. Mr. Wilson is organizing “Living Rooms,” an installation in the museum’s Salle de la Chapelle Gallery of pieces from the Watermill Center’s collection. The Sphinx Court will be the site of various performances throughout the exhibition period, including Mr. Wilson’s interpretation of John Cage’s “Lecture on Nothing” and Christopher Knowles, an artist and frequent collaborator of Mr. Wilson’s, in “The Sundance Kid Is Beautiful.” Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe will appear in a production of “The Old Woman,” which Mr. Wilson adapted from a 1930s novella by Daniil Kharms, a Russian writer, at the Theatre de la Ville.

    The invitation to Mr. Wilson to be the Louvre’s 2013 Grand Invité was extended by Henri Loyrette, the former chief executive of the Louvre, and confirmed by his successor, Jean-Luc Martinez. The Watermill Center has organized a five-day trip to Paris, which includes the opening of “Living Rooms,” a V.I.P. preview of the exhibition “Paris Photo,” the above-mentioned performances, and a day trip to Epernay for a tour and tasting at the cellars of Moët & Chandon and Dom Pérignon. The dates are Nov. 13 through Nov. 17. More information is available at watermillcenter.org.