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

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.

Collection of Nativity scenes

Celebration | Exhibition
December 2017 - January 2018
Église Saint-Georges de la Villette - 112 avenue Simon Bolivar, Paris

The church of Saint Georges de la Villette is presenting an exhibition of unique Nativity scenes.

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.