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 2017.

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

Christian Dior, couturier du rêve

Exhibition
from 05 July 2017 to 07 January 2018
Les Arts Décoratifs - Musée des Arts Décoratifs - 107 rue de Rivoli, Paris

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is showing the exhibition 'Christian Dior, couturier du rêve'

Monet collector

Exhibition
from 14 September 2017 to 14 January 2018
Musée Marmottan Monet - 2 rue Louis Boilly, Paris

A unique opportunity to discover the incredible art collection of Claude Monet

The art of pastel from Degas to Redon

Exhibition
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.

Rubens. Portraits Princiers

Exhibition
from 04 October 2017 to 14 January 2018
Musée du Luxembourg - 19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris

From 4 October 2017, the Musée du Luxembourg is showing the exhibition ‘Rubens et ses Portraits Princiers’.

Gauguin. The Alchemist

Exhibition
from 11 October 2017 to 22 January 2018
Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris

An in-depth look at one of the great figures of French painting

Being Modern: MoMA in Paris

Exhibition
from 11 October 2017 to 05 March 2018
Fondation Louis Vuitton - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris

The Fondation Louis Vuitton presents an exceptional exhibition on the occasion of its collaboration with MoMA