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

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

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

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.

Artists Open Days (Portes ouvertes à l'Art)

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 13 October 2017 to 15 October 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

More than 55 artists from the 16th arrondissement of Paris open their workshops to the public.

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 - 2 rue Perrée, 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.

8e Avenue

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show
from 19 October 2017 to 23 October 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

The art fair that celebrates contemporary urban art.

Art Elysées – Art & design

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show
from 19 October 2017 to 23 October 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

The fair returns to the Champs-Elysées for the 10th time.

KIDEXPO

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show
from 26 October 2017 to 30 October 2017
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The big family event at the Porte de Versailles.

Variation Media Art Fair

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 15 November 2017 to 25 November 2017
Cité Internationale des Arts - 18 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris

The contemporary art fair oriented towards new media returns in 2017 for its 12th edition.