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 2018.

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Top 10 exhibitions in Paris

Zao Wou-Ki, Space is Silence

Exhibition
from 01 June 2018 to 06 January 2019
Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris - 12-14 avenue de New York, Paris

Discover Zao Wou-Ki through the lens of some of his largest works

Alphonse Mucha

Exhibition
from 12 September 2018 to 27 January 2019
Musée du Luxembourg - 19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris

An exhibition devoted to the art nouveau painter and illustrator Alphonse Mucha.

Alberto Giacometti

Exhibition
from 14 September 2018 to 20 January 2019
Musée Maillol - 61 rue de Grenelle, Paris

A tribute to one of the greatest post-war sculptors.

Picasso. Blue and Rose.

Exhibition
from 18 September 2018 to 06 January 2019
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris
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The master’s exceptional works brought together for the first time

Caravaggio in Rome, friends and enemies

Exhibition
from 21 September 2018 to 28 January 2019
Musée Jacquemart-André - 158 boulevard Haussmann, Paris

This important exhibition brings together some ten works by the famous Italian painter Caravaggio

Egon Schiele - Jean-Michel Basquiat

Exhibition
from 03 October 2018 to 14 January 2019
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris
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Egon Schiele and Jean Michel Basquiat come to the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Miró. Retrospective

Exhibition
from 03 October 2018 to 04 February 2019
Grand Palais - 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris
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Surrealism takes hold of the Grand Palais

Musicals

Exhibition
from 19 October 2018 to 27 January 2019
Philharmonie de Paris - 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The Philharmonie celebrates famous musicals.

Michael Jackson, On the Wall

Exhibition
from 23 November 2018 to 14 February 2019
Grand Palais - 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris
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The Grand Palais is paying homage to the King of Pop