Exhibitions in Paris

Temporary exhibitions at museums and monuments offer moments of discovery and cultural enrichment

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In Paris, temporary exhibitions at museums and monuments offer essential moments of discovery and cultural enrichment.

The offering is varied with: contemporary design, more classic works and unusual installations and performances.

The city puts free exhibitions on outdoors too: the railings of the Luxembourg Gardens, the Champs-Elysées,  the Seine riverbanks and the Champ de Mars are sometimes the backdrop for unusual works of sculpture and objects during exhibitions that are as surprising as the city itself.

Around Beaubourg and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Parisian art galleries also show exhibitions that are popular with fans of contemporary, classic, primitive and exotic art, and painting, photography, sculpture, etc.

Here is a snapshot of the most eagerly-awaited exhibitions in Paris in 2016.

Persona

Exhibition
from 26 January 2016 to 13 November 2016
Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris
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Encounters with things inanimate.

Hergé

Exhibition
from 28 September 2016 to 15 January 2017
Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris
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The Grand Palais pays tribute to the father of the European comic-strip.

Picasso-Giacometti

Exhibition
from 04 October 2016 to 05 February 2017
Musée Picasso Paris - Hôtel Salé - 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris

The exhibition brings together painters and sculptors Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti.

Anatomy of a Collection

Exhibition
from 14 May 2016 to 23 October 2016
Palais Galliera - Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris - 10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, Paris

A stroll through fashion and time.

The Great Animal Orchestra

Exhibition
from 02 July 2016 to 08 January 2017
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain - 261 boulevard Raspail, Paris

This exhibition invites families to plunge into the marvellous but evermore-threatened animal kingdom.

Jacques Chirac or Cross-cultural Dialogue

Exhibition
from 21 June 2016 to 09 October 2016
Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris

For its 10th anniversary, the Musée du Quai Branly pays tribute to its founder Jacques Chirac.

American painting of the 1930s

Exhibition
from 12 October 2016 to 30 January 2017
Musée de l'Orangerie - Jardin des Tuileries, Paris
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An exhibition dedicated to the American visual arts of the 1930s.

Salon de Montrouge

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 04 May 2016 to 31 May 2016
Le Beffroi de Montrouge - 2 Place Emile Cresp, Montrouge

A look at the contemporary art scene of the future.

Persona

Exhibition
from 26 January 2016 to 13 November 2016
Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris
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Encounters with things inanimate.

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