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.

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.

Bernard Buffet

Exhibition
from 14 October 2016 to 26 February 2017
Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris - 11 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris

An exhibition event devoted to a highly controversial artist.

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.

Cy Twombly

Exhibition
from 30 November 2016 to 24 April 2017
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris

A major retrospective of one of the greatest American artists.

The rebels of modern art. Paris in the 50s

Exhibition
from 12 October 2016 to 31 December 2016
Musée Mendjisky - Écoles de Paris - 15 square de Vergennes, Paris

Paris in the 50s. The reinvented portrayal by the young French painters.

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.

Walt Disney. Movement by Nature

Exhibition
from 14 October 2016 to 05 March 2017
Art Ludique - Le Musée - 34 quai d'Austerlitz - Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris

Discover the sources of inspiration of one of the greatest artists of animated film.

Bernard Buffet

Exhibition
from 14 October 2016 to 26 February 2017
Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris - 11 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris

An exhibition event devoted to a highly controversial artist.

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.

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