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.

Hodler Monet Munch

Exhibition
from 15 September 2016 to 22 January 2017
Musée Marmottan Monet - 2 rue Louis Boilly, Paris

Three of the greatest painters of the 19th century in one exhibition!

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.

Icons of modern art, the Shchukin collection

Exhibition
from 22 October 2016 to 05 March 2017
Fondation Louis Vuitton - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris
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The Louis Vuitton Foundation shows the collection of one of the greatest art patrons of the 20th century.

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.

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.

Rodin. The Centenary Exhibition

Exhibition
from 22 March 2017 to 31 July 2017
Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris

A new look at one of the precursors of modern sculpture

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

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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.

Oscar Wilde, l’impertinent absolu

Exhibition
from 28 September 2016 to 25 January 2017
Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux Arts de la ville de Paris - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris

Homage to one of the most famous Francophile writers in English.

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