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

Georgia O'Keeffe

from 08 September 2021 to 06 December 2021
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris

A first retrospective of Georgia O’Keeffe’s works in France

Dalí: the endless enigma

from 19 May 2021 to 02 January 2022
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

An immersive exhibition by the surrealist painter at the Atelier des Lumières

Dufy’s Paris

from 19 May 2021 to 02 January 2022
Musée de Montmartre - Jardins Renoir - 12 rue Cortot, Paris

The Musée de Montmartre is hosting an exhibition focusing on the Montmartre artist Raoul Dufy

Ultimate Combat. Asian Martial Arts

from 28 September 2021 to 16 January 2022
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris

Explore the world of martial arts at the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac!

Daniel Angeli. Paparazzi de A à Z

from 07 August 2021 to 31 January 2022
Le Toit de la Grande Arche - 1 parvis de la Défense, Puteaux

A retrospective of the work of the paparazzi photographer Daniel Angeli at the Grande Arche de la Défense

Signac the collector

from 12 October 2021 to 13 February 2022
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris

Signac, French pointillist painter and art collector

The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art

from 22 September 2021 to 22 February 2022
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris

A blockbuster event devoted to the modern art collection of the Morozov brothers.

The exhibition Napoleon

from 28 May 2021 to 19 December 2021
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The Grande Halle de la Villette honours Napoleon Bonaparte. A mythical figure that still fascinates the whole world.


from 19 May 2021 to 06 March 2022
Musée national Picasso-Paris - 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris

A special exhibition organized jointly by the Musée Picasso and the Musée Rodin.

Damien Hirst, Cherry Blossoms

from 06 July 2021 to 02 January 2022
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain - 261 boulevard Raspail, Paris

A new series of monumental works by Damien Hirst at the Fondation Cartier.

Le Théorème de Narcisse - Jean-Michel Othoniel

from 28 September 2021 to 02 January 2022
Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris

Jean-Michel Othoniel’s colourful artworks take over the Petit Palais

CinéMode by Jean-Paul Gaultier

from 06 October 2021 to 16 January 2022
La Cinémathèque française - 51 rue de Bercy, Paris

Jean-Paul Gaultier’s take on cinematic history, at the Cinémathèque

Vivian Maier

from 15 September 2021 to 16 January 2022
Musée du Luxembourg - 19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris

The unknown photographic work of a Hungarian governess who emigrated to the United States


from 10 September 2021 to 24 January 2022
Musée Jacquemart-André - 158 boulevard Haussmann, Paris

Botticelli, one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance, in an exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart André

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime (Beyond Couture)

from 30 September 2021 to 24 April 2022
MAD - Musée des Arts Décoratifs - 107 rue de Rivoli, Paris

The first exhibition devoted to this multi-talented and imaginative designer

Sensory Odyssey

from 23 October 2021 to 04 July 2022
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris

A sensory immersion in the living world at the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution (Museum of Natural History)

The Genocides of the 20th Century

from 22 March 2021 to 28 August 2022
Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris - 17 rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier, Paris

An exhibition on genocides of the 20th century is showing outdoors in the Marais district.