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

Belleville artists' open studios

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 19 May 2017 to 22 May 2017
Quartier de Belleville - ., Paris

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

La Nuit des musées

Celebration | Exhibition
from 20 May 2017 to 20 May 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

During this one special night, you can visit or revisit the top museums in the French capital (activities, encounters, shows...)

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

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

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

Salon d'automne

Festival | Exhibition
from 11 October 2017 to 15 October 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

Contemporary art show.

FIAC, International Contemporary Art Fair

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 19 October 2017 to 22 October 2017
Tout Paris - ., Paris

The latest developments in contemporary art, through works by some 1,500 artists.

YIA Art Fair

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 19 October 2017 to 22 October 2017
Le Carreau du Temple - 4 rue Eugène Spuller, Paris

The contemporary art fair YIA Art Fair returns to the Carreau du Temple for its 7th edition.

Outsider Art Fair

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 19 October 2017 to 22 October 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

The New York-born Outsider Art Fair stars in Paris for the 5th time.