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 2017.

Cy Twombly

Exhibition
from 30 November 2016 to 24 April 2017
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris
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A major retrospective of one of the greatest American artists.

Picasso Primitif

Exhibition
from 28 March 2017 to 23 July 2017
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris
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Dialogue between Pablo Picasso and the arts of Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Asia

Jardins (Gardens)

Exhibition
from 15 March 2017 to 24 July 2017
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais - 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris

A panorama of plants in art in France and in Europe from the Renaissance to the present day

Olga Picasso

Exhibition
from 21 March 2017 to 03 September 2017
Musée national Picasso-Paris - Hôtel Salé - 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris

A new exploration of the painter’s private life.

Picasso Primitif

Exhibition
from 28 March 2017 to 23 July 2017
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris
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Dialogue between Pablo Picasso and the arts of Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Asia

Les puces du design

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 18 May 2017 to 21 May 2017
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris

Second-hand design open to all.

Outsider Art Fair

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 19 October 2017 to 22 October 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

The New York-born Outsider Art Fair stars in Paris for the 5th time.

8e Avenue

Exhibition | Room
from 19 October 2017 to 23 October 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

The art fair that celebrates contemporary urban art.

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