Exhibitions in Paris

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

Salle d'exposition © Thinkstock

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 2017.

Rodin. The Centennial Exhibition

Exhibition
from 22 March 2017 to 31 July 2017
Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris

A new look at one of the precursors of modern sculpture

Portraits by Cézanne

Exhibition
from 13 June 2017 to 24 September 2017
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris
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Known for his landscapes and his still life paintings, Paul Cézanne also excelled in the art of portrait painting.

David Hockney

Exhibition
from 21 June 2017 to 23 October 2017
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris
Book

Retrospective of one of the most influential British artists of his generation

Imagine Van Gogh

Exhibition
from 23 June 2017 to 10 September 2017
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

An immersive digital exhibition of Van Gogh’s masterpieces

Karel Appel. Art as Celebration!

Exhibition
from 24 February 2017 to 20 August 2017
Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris - 11 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris

Selection of works by Karel Appel, co-founder of CoBrA

Jardins (Gardens)

Exhibition
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

Exhibition
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.

Rodin. The Centennial Exhibition

Exhibition
from 22 March 2017 to 31 July 2017
Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris

A new look at one of the precursors of modern sculpture

Picasso Primitif

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

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

Art/Africa, Le nouvel atelier

Exhibition
from 26 April 2017 to 04 September 2017
Fondation Louis Vuitton - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris
Book

All the richness of African contemporary art with 3 exhibitions titled Art/Africa, Le nouvel atelier

Walker Evans

Exhibition
from 26 April 2017 to 14 August 2017
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris
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The America of the 20th century uncovered in an unprecedented photographic exhibition