Exhibitions in Paris

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

Famille dans un musée, Paris

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 Centre Pompidou, the Grand Palais, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Musée Jacquemart-André, the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac 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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Top 9 exhibitions in Paris

"Le rire de Cabu" in front of the Hôtel de Ville

Exhibition | exposition virtuelle
From 12 January 2021
Hôtel de Ville de Paris - Mairie de Paris - Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris

An exhibition on the work of press cartoonist Cabu in the Salle Saint-Jean Cabu in the Salle Saint-Jean

Museums at Night 2021

Celebration | Exhibition
15th of May 2021
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

The 16th Museums at Night events invites itself to your home for online visits

The art of science: the Museum's expertise

Exhibition
from 16 September 2020 to 14 June 2021
Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Place Valhubert, Paris

Spotlight on the expertise and the skills of the staff at the Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle

30 Years in Paris

Exhibition
from 06 December 2020 to 26 June 2021
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Pantin - 69 avenue du Général Leclerc, Pantin

An exhibition of contemporary art showing the works of more than 60 artists.

The Olmecs and the Cultures of the Gulf of Mexico

Exhibition
from 09 October 2020 to 25 July 2021
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris

Spotlight on the Olmec civilization and pre-Columbian cultures at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

Antibodies at the Palais de Tokyo

Exhibition | Art, culture, music
Now online
Palais de Tokyo - 13 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris

A surprising exhibition on our relationship with others

The Advent of the Artist

Exhibition
Virtual during the closure of the museum
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

How an artist’s status has evolved through the centuries

From station to the renovated Musée d’Orsay

Exhibition | Art, culture, music
Permanent online exhibition
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris

A virtual exhibition recounting the transformation of the station into a museum