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.
Rodin. The Centennial Exhibition
From March 22nd to July 31st, 2017
On the occasion of the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin, the Grand Palais creates a buzz and offers a new approach to the work of one of the greatest figures in art of the last century. Rodin’s works – The Kiss, The Gates of Hell, The Thinker … – are renowned internationally and combine delicate, sensual and stunning elements.
Considered as one of the fathers of modern sculpture, his artwork inspired generations of artists and it is this influence that ‘Rodin. The Centennial Exhibition’ highlights. In an exhibition that brings together some 200 works by the master, as well as works by several of his contemporaries and successors (such as Joseph Beuys, Georg Baselitz, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse), the exhibition sets out to explore a protean universe organized around this out-of-the-ordinary artist.
An eagerly-awaited, not-to-miss expo!