Paris exhibitions calendar

All the must-see temporary exhibitions at museums and monuments as well as at art galleries.

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Discover all the must-see temporary exhibitions in Paris

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The Dreamer of the Forest

Exhibition
from 27 September 2019 to 23 February 2020
Musée Zadkine - 100 bis rue d'Assas, Paris

A look at the world of Ossip Zadkine in his studio-home

Picasso. Magic Paintings

Exhibition
from 01 October 2019 to 23 February 2020
Musée national Picasso-Paris - 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris

The Musée Picasso shows works that marked a new chapter in the work of the Spanish artist

Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World

Exhibition
from 02 October 2019 to 24 February 2020
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris
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The Fondation Louis Vuitton pays homage to the famous designer

Walk the Line with L'Atlas

Exhibition
from 03 October 2019 to 22 March 2020
Musée en herbe - 23 rue de L'Arbre-Sec, Paris

A fun exhibition at the Musée en Herbe to revisit the history of art

Al-‘Ula, wonder of Arabia

Exhibition
from 09 October 2019 to 08 March 2020
Institut du monde arabe - 1 rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, Paris

The oasis with 7,000 years of history unveiled to the public for the first time

Je mange donc je suis (I eat, therefore I am)

Exhibition
from 16 October 2019 to 01 June 2020
Musée de l’Homme - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Palais de Chaillot - 17 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, Paris

An original exhibition on food at the Musée de l’Homme

Immersive Art Festival

Exhibition
from 18 October 2019 to 24 October 2019
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

First festival devoted to graphic design and immersive digital design at the Atelier des Lumières

Leonardo da Vinci

Exhibition
from 24 October 2019 to 24 February 2020
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

Drawing, painting, philosophy and science brought together in one man

Barbara Hepworth

Exhibition
from 04 November 2019 to 22 March 2020
Musée Rodin Paris - 77 rue de Varenne, Paris

The Musée Rodin presents the works of Barbara Hepworth

Christian Boltanski. Faire son temps

Exhibition
from 13 November 2019 to 16 March 2020
Centre Pompidou - Rue Beaubourg, côté Saint-Merri (jusqu'en décembre 2020), Paris

An unmissable retrospective of a renowned artist.

Pierre et Gilles: Factory of Idols

Exhibition
from 19 November 2019 to 23 February 2020
Philharmonie de Paris - 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

Discover the famous photographer duo Pierre et Gilles at the Philharmonie de Paris

Versailles Revival 1867-1937

Exhibition
from 19 November 2019 to 15 March 2020
Château de Versailles - Place d'Armes, Versailles

Discover the Palace of Versailles as it was under the Ancien Régime.

Striking Iron. The Art of African Blacksmiths

Exhibition
from 19 November 2019 to 29 March 2020
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris

A new exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac recounts the art of African blacksmiths

Tribute to Soulages

Exhibition
from 11 December 2019 to 09 March 2020
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

The Louvre is hosting a major retrospective of the work of Pierre Soulages

Cyril Kongo takes to the heights

Exhibition
from 20 December 2019 to 20 March 2020
Le Toit de la Grande Arche - 1 parvis de la Défense - En haut des marches de la Grande Arche, Puteaux

The Grande Arche welcomes an exhibition devoted to a leading figure of international graffiti.

art3f

Exhibition
from 31 January 2020 to 02 February 2020
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The International Contemporary Art Fair art3f is back in Paris

Hearts. Romanticism in contemporary art

Exhibition
from 14 February 2020 to 12 July 2020
Musée de la Vie romantique - Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 16 rue Chaptal, Paris

Contemporary artworks on the theme of the heart at the Musée de la Vie Romantique

Christian Louboutin, Exhibition[nist]

Exhibition
from 26 February 2020 to 26 July 2020
Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration - Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil, Paris

An atypical exhibition of the creations of Christian Louboutin in the setting of an aquarium

PAD Paris - art + design

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 01 April 2020 to 05 April 2020
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

The event for decorative art admirers.

Giorgio de Chirico. Metaphysical painting

Exhibition
from 01 April 2020 to 13 July 2020
Musée de l'Orangerie - Jardin des Tuileries, côté Seine, Paris

The works of the Surrealist artist in a biographical exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie

The music of Picasso

Exhibition
from 03 April 2020 to 16 August 2020
Philharmonie de Paris - 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

An exploration of the musical dimension to Picasso’s work

Salon de Montrouge

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 25 April 2020 to 20 May 2020
Le Beffroi de Montrouge - 2 Place Emile Cresp, Montrouge

A look at the contemporary art scene of the future.

Père Lachaise artists open studios

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 01 May 2020 to 04 May 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

The Associated Studios of Père Lachaise invite the public to meet the artists and discover their studios at these special open day...

Belleville artists' open studios

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 15 May 2020 to 18 May 2020
Quartier de Belleville - Belleville, Paris

More than 200 artists open the doors of their studios to the public, free of charge

La Nuit des musées

Celebration | Exhibition
from 16 May 2020 to 16 May 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

During this one special night, you can visit or revisit the top museums in the French capital (activities, encounters, shows...)

Parcours Saint-Germain

Exhibition
May - June 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

When contemporary art takes over a district of Paris.

Macparis

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition | Exhibition
June 2020
Bastille Design Center - 74 boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris

Macparis, the manifestation of contemporary art on a human level.

European Heritage Days

Exhibition | Celebration
from 19 September 2020 to 20 September 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Discover or rediscover Parisian museums and monuments over one exclusive weekend

L’Arc de Triomphe empaqueté

Exhibition
from 19 September 2020 to 04 October 2020
Arc de Triomphe - Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris

Artist Christo is wrapping the Arc de Triomphe as a unique temporary work

Open Day in the Art Studios of Ménilmontant

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
September 2020
Quartier de Ménilmontant - Rue de Ménilmontant, Paris

This studio open day allows us to get a feel for what's happening on the contemporary art scene, with the artists

Salon d'Automne

Festival | Exhibition
October 2020
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde, Paris

Contemporary art show

Artists’ Open Days in the 16th

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
october 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Artists from the 16th arrondissement of Paris open their workshops to the public.

Asia Now

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
October 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

The event that reveals contemporary Asian art.

Outsider Art Fair

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
October 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

The New York-born Outsider Art Fair stars in Paris

FIAC, International Contemporary Art Fair

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 22 October 2020 to 25 October 2020
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

The latest developments in contemporary art, through works by some 1,500 artists.

Art Elysées – Art & design

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show
from 22 October 2020 to 26 October 2020
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde, Paris

The fair returns to the Champs-Elysées

Kidexpo

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show
from 29 October 2020 to 01 November 2020
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The big family event at the Porte de Versailles.

Les Puces du Design

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
November 2020
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

Second-hand design open to all.

Designer Christmas trees

Celebration | Exhibition
November 2020
Plaza Athénée Paris - 25 avenue Montaigne, Paris

Top couturiers, designers create unique works to the association ‘Les Sapins de Noël des créateurs’