From 3 April to 22 July 2019
Almost 200 works are being exhibited at the Grand Palais to pay homage to this satellite, first walked on 50 years ago. The exhibition brings together photos, videos, sculptures and paintings illustrating humanity’s different representations of the Moon.
From Antiquity to modern times, from Europe to Africa to the Far East, the Moon has inspired a range of fantasies and feelings, between imaginationand reality. The exhibition is composed of five parts, the first being dedicated to the Apollo 11 mission of 1969. Visitors will then travel back in time from Galileo to Cassini, Thomas Harriot and Jules Verne. In this expedition, visitors travel through space and time through the works of Man Ray, Joan Miró, Auguste Rodin and Marc Chagall and other works such as the famous Endymion, all rounded off by various scientific instruments which have played a role in our conquest of space.
Please note: the exhibition is open until 1am during the European Night of Museums on Saturday 18 May.
Red, art and utopia in the land of Soviets
From 20 March to 1 July 2019
This exhibition begins with the Revolution in 1917 and ends with the death of Stalin in 1953; two major dates for the Soviet Empire, not just in terms of politics but also because this period generated a number of artistic movements in fields as varied as photography, cinema, architecture, painting, design, theatre, sculpture and photomontage.
This politicization of art is exhibited chronologically: from the avant-gardism of the 1920s and the enthusiasm of artists, and then their innovation during a time of growing intimidation, through to the final years of Stalinism. This exhibition uncovers over 400 works, many previously unseen and loaned by major Russian museums and the Centre Pompidou, including the works of artists such as Sergei Eisenstein, Alexander Rodchenko, Kazimir Malevich, Gustav Klutsis and Varvara Stepanova.
The Grand Palais offers a new perspective on this period of history and highlights the incredible influence, good or bad, of social and political context on artistic creation, and of the proliferation of art on the edification of society.
The Grand Palais, a major Parisian exhibition venue
The Grand Palais is a monument symbolic of Paris. Built for the World Fair of 1900, it is a unique exhibition venue. The immense space of the Grand Palais’s nave can house exhibitions on a grand scale, while the national galleries, more classical in style, display the work of great artists in temporary exhibitions.
A unique venue, teamed with an outstanding programme, makes the Grand Palais one of the most popular exhibition venues in Paris. The queue is often long so it is worth planning your trip in advance and booking tickets online.
From 10am to 8pm Monday, Thursday and Sunday. From 10am to 10pm Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Closed on Tuesday
Grand Palais - 8th