Paris exhibitions calendar

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

Musée d'Orsay - Salle Courber - Grands formats

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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

Louis de Funès (event suspended)

Exhibition
from 01 April 2020 to 02 August 2020
Cinémathèque française - 51 rue de Bercy, Paris

Retrospective of the life and career of a giant of French cinema

Man Ray and Fashion (postponed)

Exhibition
from 09 April 2020 to 26 July 2020
Musée du Luxembourg - 19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris

The Musée du Luxembourg is devoting a major retrospective to Man Ray and his photos of contemporary fashion

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...

Arabian Divas. From Umm Kulthum to Dalida

Exhibition
from 06 May 2020 to 06 September 2020
Institut du monde arabe - 1 rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, Paris

Tribute to iconic women artists of the Mediterranean Basin from 1920 to the 1970s

PAD Paris - art + design (Postponed)

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
Event scheduled from 1 April to 5 April 2020, postponed from 12 May to 17 May 2020.
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

The event for decorative art admirers.

Matisse, comme un roman (like a novel)

Exhibition
from 13 May 2020 to 31 May 2020
Centre Pompidou - Rue Beaubourg, côté Saint-Merri (jusqu'en décembre 2020), Paris

The Centre Pompidou offers a solo exhibition of Henri Matisse, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth

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

The Olmecs and the Cultures of the Gulf of Mexico

Exhibition
from 19 May 2020 to 15 November 2020
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris

Spotlight on the Olmec civilization and pre-Columbian cultures at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

Macparis

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition | Exhibition
from 02 June 2020 to 07 June 2020
Bastille Design Center - 74 boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris

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

Parcours Saint-Germain

Exhibition
from 04 June 2020 to 14 June 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

When contemporary art takes over a district of Paris.

Alice Neel. ‘Un regard engagé’

Exhibition
from 10 June 2020 to 24 August 2020
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

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

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

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

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