Exhibitions in Paris

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

Exposition © Daniel Thierry

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.

Exhibitions are an integral part of cultural life in Paris.  Whether they be held at major museums, such as the Musée d'Orsay, the Grand Palais, the Musée National Picasso, the Musée Jacquemart-André, the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain or more unusual places such as the Palais de la Porte Dorée or the Atelier des Lumières, exhibitions are always something to look forward to!

The free exhibitions, outdoors at La Villette, on the railings of the Luxembourg Gardens or those of the City Hall, are also part of cultural life in the capital in summertime.

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

Here, you’ll find all the latest must-see exhibitions in Paris.

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Christian Louboutin, Exhibition[nist]

from 16 June 2020 to 03 January 2021
Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration - Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil, Paris

An atypical exhibition of the creations of Christian Louboutin in the setting of an aquarium

JAM Capsule

from 23 June 2020 to 12 September 2020
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The Grande Halle welcomes a sensory exhibition that combines the arts and science

James Tissot’s ambiguous modernity

from 23 June 2020 to 13 September 2020
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris

The first James Tissot retrospective for more than thirty years, at the Musée d’Orsay

Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Paris!

from 01 July 2020 to 19 October 2020
Centre Pompidou - Rue Beaubourg, côté Saint-Merri (jusqu'en mai 2021), Paris

Christo’s work returns to Paris

Cindy Sherman at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

from 23 September 2020 to 03 January 2021
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris

The first retrospective in France of the American photographer for 14 years!