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Exhibitions in Paris

Visiting exhibitions hosted by the major Paris museums are an unmissable opportunity for discovery and cultural enlightenment, a fleeting chance to admire rare and outstanding works in a matchless setting. Your trip to Paris would be worthwhile for these alone.

The city puts on open-air free exhibitions too: the railings of the Luxembourg Gardens, the Champs-Elysées, the banks of the Seine or the Champ de Mars are sometimes the backdrop for pieces of sculpture or unusual objects.

Around Beaubourg and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Parisian art galleries also present exhibitions that are popular with fans of contemporary, classic, primitive and exotic art, with paintings, photography, sculpture
Here is a glimpse of the most eagerly-awaited exhibitions in Paris for 2015.

Poster of 'Osiris, Egypt's Sunken Mysteries', exhibition extended until 6 March 2016 at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris © DR

from 08 Sept. 2015 to 06 Mar 2016

Exhibition

Institut du Monde Arabe

All public

Plunge into a forgotten world as you explore the latest underwater discoveries of Franck Goddio and his teams
Montre Molle de Salvador Dali, Espace Dali, Paris © Daum

from 11 Sept. 2015 to 14 Feb. 2016

Exhibition

Espace Dalí

All public

The Espace Dalí is exhibiting the works of artists, including Salvador Dalí, and designers who had worked with the famous Lorraine Daum crystal work
Andy Warhol - Shadows © DR

from 02 Oct. 2015 to 07 Feb. 2016

Exhibition

Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

All public

The Paris Museum of Modern Art presents the first European showing of Shadows in its entirety.
Exposition Picasso mania, affiche, galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris © RMN

from 07 Oct. 2015 to 29 Feb. 2016

Exhibition

Galeries nationales du Grand Palais

All public

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was one of the main precursors of modern art in the 20th century
Exposition Marc Chagall, le triomphe de la musique - Tableau, Philharmonie, Paris © Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal © Adagp, Paris 2012, Chagall

from 13 Oct. 2015 to 31 Jan. 2016

Exhibition

Philharmonie de Paris

All public

Born in Belarus, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is today recognized as one of the most famous painters to have marked 20th century art
L'Art dans le Jeu Vidéo, l'inspiration Française © DR

from 25 Sept. 2015 to 06 Mar 2016

Exhibition

Art Ludique - Le Musée

All public, Children

The Art-Ludique museum highlights the genius of artists that create and shape the universes, surroundings and characters in video games.
Musée de Montmartre, Rue, Paris © Thomas Dupaigne

from 16 Oct. 2015 to 15 Feb. 2016

Exhibition

Musée de Montmartre

All public

Three artists under the same roof.
Picasso, l'exposition anniversaire © DR

From 20 October 2015

Exhibition

Musée Picasso Paris

All public

The Musée Picasso is celebrating its 30th anniversary in style.
Centre Pompidou, architecture -  © Fotolia

from 21 Sept. 2016 to 23 Jan. 2017

Exhibition

Centre Pompidou

All public

Major themed exhibition dedicated to the Belgian artist René Magritte
Héros de l'ORTF © DR

from 08 Oct. 2015 to 26 Mar 2016

Exhibition

Musée de la Poupée - Paris

All public, Children

French TV – Toys from the 60s – 80s.
"Siegfried vergißt Brünhilde", oeuvre d'Anselm Kiefer © Olaf Bergmann Witten

from 16 Dec. 2015 to 18 Apr. 2016

Exhibition

Centre Pompidou

All public

A major retrospective!
Musée du Quai Branly, Paris © OTCP - Nicolas Borel

from 26 Jan. 2016 to 13 Nov. 2016

Exhibition

Musée du Quai Branly

All public

Encounters with things inanimate.
Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

from 10 Mar 2016 to 18 Sept. 2016

Exhibition

Les Arts Décoratifs - Musée des Arts Décoratifs

All public

Doll star at the museum
Parcours Saint-Germain © DR

from 23 Oct. 2015 to 31 Oct. 2015

Exhibition

Paris et Ile-de-France

FREE - All public

Quand l'art contemporain investit tout un quartier de Paris.
Etoiles © Anne Deniau

from 29 Jan. 2016 to 29 May 2016

Exhibition

Eléphant Paname

All public

Eléphant Paname starts 2016 with an exhibition on 2 of the greatest dancers of the Opéra de Paris