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.

Picasso Primitif

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

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

Eli Lotar

from 14 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
Jeu de Paume Paris - 1 place de la Concorde, Paris

A look at the photography of Eli Lotar

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

from 22 February 2017 to 22 May 2017
Musée du Louvre - Musée du Louvre, Paris

Spotlight on the masterpieces of Johannes Vermeer, a major artist of 17th century genre painting.

Karel Appel. Art as Celebration!

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