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

Art Capital

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 15 February 2018 to 19 February 2018
Nef du Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris

2,500 artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, engravers and so on…) to discover at the great art fair Art in capi...

Pavillon des arts et du design fair

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 31 March 2018 to 03 April 2018
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

The event for decorative art admirers.

Salon de Montrouge

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
April-May 2018
Le Beffroi de Montrouge - 2 Place Emile Cresp, Montrouge

A look at the contemporary art scene of the future.

La Nuit des musées

Celebration | Exhibition
May 2018
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...)