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 3 October 2018 to 4 February 2019
From 3 October 2018 to 4 February 2019, the Grand Palais is hosting the first major retrospective devoted to the work of the Spanish painter Joan Miró since 1974.
The exhibition brings together nearly 150 paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures from the collections of major museums as well as private collections, with a spatial experience designed to evoke the Mediterranean landscape that nourished Miró’s art. A fervent Catalan, he was greatly attached to the traditional village of Mont-Roig del Camp, which inspired his early paintings. Later on, he settled in Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands, where he developed his mature style, creating his ceramic pieces and paintings using primary colours. Miró was influenced by a variety of styles including Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism and Surrealism, but his poetic universe filled with bright, vivid colours is entirely unique.
The exhibition presents works from Miró’s seven-decade career in chronological order, tracking his evolving artistic vision and highlighting recurring themes and motifs in his work, such as his connection to the land, constellations and the celebrated Blue I-III triptych, which he painted in 1961. This landmark exhibition is truly not to be missed.
Michael Jackson : On the Wall
From 23 November 2018 to 14 February 2019
To mark the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, the Grand Palais pays tribute to the inimitable Michael Jackson and offers the public the opportunity to find out more about the King of Pop through the prism of contemporary art. Bringing together some 120 works (sculptures, photos, paintings, installations, videos and performance) by 40 artists, this exhibition looks at the cultural influence the artist has had throughout the world, in other media than music.
From 1980, Andy Warhol, Lorraine O’Grady, Isaac Julien, Marvin Gaye, David LaChapelle, Grayson Perry, Paul McCarthy … were all inspired by Michael Jackson!
An iconic figure in the world of music, dance, and video clips, with hits like Beat it, Thriller and Billie Jean, the singer created his own world with an aesthetic whose influences can be observed in many areas. Through the works of these great artists, themes dear to the singer, such as identity, race, childhood and the problems of celebrity are explored.
A fine tribute to this incomparable figure in the world of music whose extraordinary career continues to inspire different generations.
From 10am to 8pm Monday, Thursday and Sunday. From 10am to 10pm Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Closed on Tuesday
From 22 December 2018 to 5 January 2019: from 10am to 10pm except Tuesday. From 10am to 6pm 24 and 31 December 2018
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