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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The art of pastel from Degas to Redon

from 15 September 2017 to 08 April 2018
Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris

More than 150 pastels retrace the history of nineteenth-century painting in a unique exhibition.

Théâtre du pouvoir

from 27 September 2017 to 02 July 2018
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

The relationship between art and political power

Le Pérou avant les Incas

from 14 November 2017 to 01 April 2018
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris

The Musée du Quai Branly lifts the veil on Andean societies


from 13 December 2017 to 26 March 2018
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris

Discover the world of a key figure of 20th-century art.

Rembrandt at the Condé Museum

from 27 January 2018 to 03 June 2018
Domaine de Chantilly - 7 rue du Connétable, Chantilly

Some rare pieces from a unique collection.

Rodin and Dance

from 07 April 2018 to 22 July 2018
Musée Rodin Paris - 77 rue de Varenne, Paris

Rodin’s dance-inspired sculptures