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.

Rodin. The Centennial Exhibition

Exhibition
from 22 March 2017 to 31 July 2017
Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris

A new look at one of the precursors of modern sculpture

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

Portraits by Cézanne

Exhibition
from 13 June 2017 to 24 September 2017
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris
Book

Known for his landscapes and his still life paintings, Paul Cézanne also excelled in the art of portrait painting.

Imagine Van Gogh

Exhibition
from 23 June 2017 to 10 September 2017
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

An immersive digital exhibition of Van Gogh’s masterpieces

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
May 2018
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris

Second-hand design open to all.

Belleville artists' open studios

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
May 2018
Quartier de Belleville - ., Paris

More than 250 artists open the doors of their studios to the public, free of charge

Parcours Saint-Germain

Exhibition
from 09 June 2017 to 18 June 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

When contemporary art takes over a district of Paris.

Portraits by Cézanne

Exhibition
from 13 June 2017 to 24 September 2017
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris
Book

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
Book

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

Imagine Van Gogh

Exhibition
from 23 June 2017 to 10 September 2017
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

An immersive digital exhibition of Van Gogh’s masterpieces

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'

European Heritage Days

Exhibition
from 16 September 2017 to 17 September 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Discover or rediscover Parisian museums and monuments over one weekend

Open Day in the Art Studios of Ménilmontant

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 29 September 2017 to 02 October 2017
Quartier de Ménilmontant - ., Paris

This studio open day allows us to get a feel for what's happening on the contemporary art scene, with the artists