Paris exhibitions calendar

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

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The Advent of the Artist

Exhibition
from 25 September 2019 to 01 September 2020
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

How an artist’s status has evolved through the centuries

On Love (exhibition currently closed)

Exhibition
from 08 October 2019 to 30 August 2020
Palais de la découverte - Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, Paris

Love is in the air at the Palais de la Découverte until 30 August 2020

Helena Rubinstein. Madame’s collection

Exhibition
from 19 November 2019 to 27 September 2020
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris

A part of the businesswoman's stunning collection goes on show to the public

Hearts. Romanticism in contemporary art

Exhibition
from 14 February 2020 to 13 September 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

The Exodus of the Parisians in 1940

Exhibition
from 27 February 2020 to 13 December 2020
Musée de la Libération de Paris - Musée du général Leclerc - Musée Jean Moulin - 4 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, Paris

Personal histories and the history of a nation are intertwined in photos, film archives and personal testimony

Cindy Sherman at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Exhibition
from 23 September 2020 to 03 January 2021
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris

The first retrospective in France of the American photographer for 14 years!

Père Lachaise artists open studios (cancelled)

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...

In Search of Lost Works

Exhibition
from 15 May 2020 to 21 June 2020
Institut Giacometti - 5 rue Victor Schoelcher, Paris

An exhibition that provides an insight into little-known sculptures and drawings by Alberto Giacometti

Rachel Rose

Exhibition
from 25 May 2020 to 13 September 2020
Lafayette Anticipations - 9 rue du Plâtre, Paris

The spaces of Lafayette Anticipations undergo transformation for an exhibition on mortality

Leona Rose, Atelier Renault

Exhibition
from 25 May 2020 to 01 September 2020
L'Atelier Renault Café - 53 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris

A reopening event in which the car and the visual arts are united

Grandeur Nature (an ode to nature)

Exhibition
from 08 June 2020 to 30 October 2020
Le Toit de la Grande Arche - 1 parvis de la Défense - En haut des marches de la Grande Arche, Puteaux

An exhibition that pays tribute to the power, beauty and biodiversity of the natural world

Alice Neel. ‘Un regard engagé’ (postponed)

Exhibition
2022
Centre Pompidou - Rue Beaubourg, côté Saint-Merri (jusqu'en décembre 2020), Paris

A major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou dedicated to Alice Neel, one of North America’s greatest artists

Marie Bovo. Nocturnes

Exhibition
from 10 June 2020 to 23 September 2020
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson - 79 rue des Archives, Paris

Photographic work that values the slow passage of time and polite intimacy

Martin Margiela (postponed)

Exhibition
from 12 June 2020 to 13 September 2020
Lafayette Anticipations - 9 rue du Plâtre, Paris

The artistic world of the enigmatic couturier unveiled at the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations

James Tissot’s ambiguous modernity

Exhibition
from 23 June 2020 to 13 September 2020
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris

The first James Tissot retrospective for more than thirty years, at the Musée d’Orsay

JAM Capsule

Exhibition
from 23 June 2020 to 12 September 2020
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris
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The Grande Halle welcomes a sensory exhibition that combines the arts and science

Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Paris!

Exhibition
from 01 July 2020 to 19 October 2020
Centre Pompidou - Rue Beaubourg, côté Saint-Merri (jusqu'en décembre 2020), Paris

Christo’s work returns to Paris

Gare aux Docs (cinema on the rails)

Exhibition
from 10 August 2020 to 26 August 2020
La REcyclerie - 83 boulevard Ornano, Paris

The train tracks of the Petite Ceinture station once again turn into a cinema

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

Alain Fleischer L’aventure générale

Exhibition
from 10 October 2020 to 06 December 2020
Le Centquatre - 5 rue Curial, Paris

An exhibition that highlights the secrets of the fascinating world of Alain Fleischer.

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.

Salon d'Automne

Festival | Exhibition
from 15 October 2020 to 18 October 2020
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde, Paris

Contemporary art show

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

Immersive Art Festival

Exhibition
October 2020
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

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

PAD Paris - art + design

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 19 October 2020 to 25 October 2020
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

The event for decorative art admirers.

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

Asia Now

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 23 October 2020 to 25 October 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

The event that reveals contemporary Asian art.

Kidexpo

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
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.

Macparis (Postponed)

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition | Exhibition
from 10 November 2020 to 15 November 2020
Bastille Design Center - 74 boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris

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

La Nuit des musées (Postponed)

Celebration | Exhibition
Event scheduled for 16 May 2020, postponed to 14 November 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...)

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’