Paris: ten top expos for spring

Vermeer, Picasso, Cy Twombly, Rodin, Pissarro ... the great masters are on show in Paris.

Galerie des Glaces du Chateau de Versailles © DR

Throughout the year, museums and art galleries offer a rich programme of exhibitions and retrospectives throwing the spotlight on artists from around the world, and a wide range of artistic genres - from photography to painting, sculpture, comic strips, the decorative arts, science, cinema, and music - as well as unusual and original themes.

Parisinfo has picked out 10 not-to-miss expos showing in Paris this spring. Go along to the Grand Palais, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Orsay, Musée Picasso, Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Musée du Louvre, Musée Jacquemart André, Palace of Versailles, Musée Maillol or Musée Marmottan Monet.

Topping the bill at these outstanding venues: Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pablo Picasso, Cy Twombly, Johannes Vermeer, Auguste Rodin and many other major artists. The perfect opportunity to come to Paris and discover or reacquaint yourself with its treasures and brush up on your artistic knowledge.

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

from 22 February 2017 to 22 May 2017
Musée du Louvre - Musée du Louvre, Paris

Spotlight on the masterpieces of Johannes Vermeer, a major artist of 17th century genre painting.

Jardins (Gardens)

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

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

from 28 March 2017 to 23 July 2017
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris

Dialogue between Pablo Picasso and the arts of Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Asia