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

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

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

Pissarro in Eragny. Nature regained

Exhibition
from 16 March 2017 to 09 July 2017
Musée du Luxembourg - 19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris

The exhibition focusses on a little-known period of the life of Camille Pissarro: his life in Eragny-sur-Epte.

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.

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

Dalida

Exhibition
from 27 April 2017 to 13 August 2017
Palais Galliera - Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris - 10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, Paris
Book

The outfits of the star of French music are on show at the Palais Galliera

Les puces du design

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 18 May 2017 to 21 May 2017
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris

Second-hand design open to all.