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 20 exhibitions in Paris

Monet - Mitchell. Dialogue and retrospective

from 05 October 2022 to 27 February 2023
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris

Dialogue between Claude Monet and Joan Mitchell, two exceptional artists of the 20th century.

Hyperrealism. This is not a body

from 08 September 2022 to 05 March 2023
Musée Maillol - 61 rue de Grenelle, Paris

A look at the true-to-life sculptures of the great artists of the hyperrealist movement.

Women war photographers

from 08 March 2022 to 31 December 2022
Musée de la Libération de Paris - Musée du général Leclerc - Musée Jean Moulin - 4 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, Paris

Spotlight on eight women war photographers

Industrial Evolutions

from 14 June 2022 to 05 March 2023
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

This entertaining, multi-sensory exhibition explores the process of industrialization in the world.

Maya Ruiz-Picasso, Daughter of Pablo

from 16 April 2022 to 31 December 2022
Musée national Picasso-Paris - 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris

An exhibition focusing on Maya Ruiz-Picasso, the painter’s daughter and one of his sources of inspiration.

Matthieu Ricard - An Ode to Beauty

from 13 April 2022 to 30 November 2022
Le Toit de la Grande Arche - 1 parvis de la Défense, Puteaux

Matthieu Ricard’s photographs celebrate the beauty of the world, of Nature and of people.

Frida Kahlo, beyond appearances

from 15 September 2022 to 05 March 2023
Palais Galliera - Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris - 10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, Paris

A look into the world of the Mexican icon to understand the many facets of her art.

Oskar Kokoschka, Enfant terrible in Vienna

from 23 September 2022 to 12 February 2023
Musée d'Art moderne de Paris - 11 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris

Retrospective of the painter, writer, playwright and poet Oskar Kokoschka at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris.


from 22 November 2022 to 28 May 2023
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Jacques Chirac, Paris

An exhibition retracing the history of the kimono, over more than a thousand years.

Gérard Garouste

from 07 September 2022 to 02 January 2023
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris

A major retrospective devoted to one of the key figures of the contemporary French art scene.

Albrecht Dürer – Print and Renaissance

From June 4 to October 2, 2022
Château de Chantilly - 7 rue du Connétable, Chantilly

A major exhibition on Albrecht Dürer and the art of engraving, not to be missed.

Cézanne, the Lights of Provence

from 18 February 2022 to 02 January 2023
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

A digital and immersive exhibition about the creative universe of the painter Paul Cézanne.