Paris exhibitions calendar

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Draw me Notre Dame

Exhibition
Since June 2020
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris et son trésor - 6 parvis Notre-Dame - Place Jean-Paul II, Paris

An outdoor exhibition around Notre Dame Cathedral

Contraires

Exhibition
from 01 July 2020 to 05 September 2021
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

An imaginary village to stimulate the perceptions of young children

Jeans

exposition virtuelle | Exhibition
from 08 December 2020 to 22 January 2022
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

An exhibition on jeans, this garment which is part of our daily life, at the Cité des Sciences

A Romantic Duel: Lord Byron's 'Giaour' by Delacroix

Exhibition
from 16 December 2020 to 23 August 2021
Musée national Eugène Delacroix - 6 rue de Furstenberg, Paris

The works of the writer Lord Byron an endless source of inspiration for the painter Eugène Delacroix

"Le rire de Cabu"

Exhibition | exposition virtuelle
Virtual exhibition
Hôtel de Ville de Paris - Mairie de Paris - Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris

An exhibition on the work of press cartoonist Cabu in the Salle Saint-Jean Cabu in the Salle Saint-Jean

Gaudí: the architect of the imaginary

Exhibition | exposition virtuelle
from 29 January 2021 to 02 January 2022
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

Rediscover the masterpieces of the Spanish architect Gaudi!

Images and men, Bamiyan 20 years later

Exhibition
from 24 February 2021 to 18 October 2021
Musée national des Arts asiatiques - Guimet/MNAAG - 6 place d'Iéna, Paris

Spotlight on Afghanistan at the Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

The Genocides of the 20th Century

Exhibition
from 22 March 2021 to 28 August 2022
Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris - 17 rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier, Paris

An exhibition on genocides of the 20th century is showing outdoors in the Marais district.

European Artistic Crafts Days

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition | Exhibition | exposition virtuelle
from 06 April 2021 to 11 April 2021
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Spotlight on professionals working in the arts & crafts

Fragiles Colosses (vulnerable giants)

Exhibition
from 30 April 2021 to 30 August 2021
Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Place Valhubert, Paris

Michel Bassompierre’s animal sculptures make themselves at home in the Jardin des Plantes

Memory of Ice

Exhibition
from 08 May 2021 to 07 November 2021
Musée de Préhistoire d’Île-de-France - 48 avenue Etienne Dailly, Nemours

An exhibition on prehistorical remaining discovered in a glacier in the Alps

The Power of My Hands

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 22 August 2021
Musée d'Art moderne de Paris - 11 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris

An exhibition of a selection of works by women artists from Africa.

Louis de Funès

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 01 August 2021
La Cinémathèque française - 51 rue de Bercy, Paris

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

Divas. From Umm Kulthum to Dalida

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 26 September 2021
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

Maya Zack. Acting memory

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 12 September 2021
Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme - Hôtel de Saint-Aignan - 71 rue du Temple, Paris

Maya Zack and the construction of memory

Storms and Shipwrecks. From Vernet to Courbet

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 12 September 2021
Musée de la Vie romantique - Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 16 rue Chaptal, Paris

Maritime scenes, a source of inspiration for romantic painting

Gems exhibition

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 22 August 2021
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris
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Mineralogy, gemmology and jewellery at the Jardin des Plantes.

Napoléon n'est plus (Napoleon is no more)

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 31 October 2021
Musée de l’Armée - Invalides - Tombeau de Napoléon et Église du Dôme - 129 rue de Grenelle, Paris

A major exhibition to mark the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon

Swiss Modernities (1890-1914)

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 25 July 2021
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris

The Musée d’Orsay puts the spotlight on modern art in Switzerland and the movement’s painters

Spies

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 08 August 2021
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

An immersive exhibition about the French secret service at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

What is forgotten and what remains

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 29 August 2021
Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration - Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil, Paris

An exhibition on contemporary African art at the Musée de l'Histoire de l'Immigration.

The Blue Hour of Peder Severin Krøyer

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 26 September 2021
Musée Marmottan Monet - 2 rue Louis Boilly, Paris

Musée Marmottan Monet presents the first monographic exhibition devoted to Danish painter Peder Severin Krøyer

Jean Tschumi, architect

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 19 September 2021
Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine - Palais de Chaillot - 1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre, Paris

The Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine retraces the life and work of architect Jean Tschumi

Henri Cartier-Bresson. The Great Game

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 22 August 2021
Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Site François Mitterrand - Quai François Mauriac - Accès entrée Est, Paris

An unusual selection of work from the Cartier-Besson Master Collection, at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France

An Uncertain Spring. Invitation to 40 creators

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 03 October 2021
MAD - Musée des Arts Décoratifs - 107 rue de Rivoli, Paris

Designers, graphic artists, artisans invited to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs bear witness to spring 2020

Picasso-Rodin

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 02 January 2022
Musée Rodin Paris - 77 rue de Varenne, Paris

Two places for a single exhibition, like a mirror between the two artists’ work

Women in abstraction

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 23 August 2021
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris
Book

A history of female abstract artists at the Pompidou Centre

Current-day Asia

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 20 September 2021
Musée national des Arts asiatiques - Guimet/MNAAG - 6 place d'Iéna, Paris

A spotlight on contemporary Japanese and Indian art.

Picasso-Rodin

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 02 January 2022
Musée national Picasso-Paris - 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris

A special exhibition organized jointly by the Musée Picasso and the Musée Rodin.

Tuymans / Cahn / Oba

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 31 December 2021
Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection - 2 rue de Viarmes, Paris

A conversation between the works of Luc Tuymans, Myriam Cahn and Antonio Oba at the Bourse du Commerce Pinault Collection

Rire : la science aux éclats ! (the science of laughter)

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 02 August 2021
Musée de l’Homme - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Palais de Chaillot - 17 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, Paris

An immersive exhibition to find out everything about laughter

Signac and colour harmonies

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 26 July 2021
Musée Jacquemart-André - 158 boulevard Haussmann, Paris
Book

The Musée Jacquemart André is presenting a retrospective exhibition devoted to the painter Paul Signac

Hersh Fenster and the lost shtetl of Montparnasse

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 31 October 2021
Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme - Hôtel de Saint-Aignan - 71 rue du Temple, Paris

The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme pays tribute to Yiddish writer and journalist Hersh Fenster

Dalí: the endless enigma

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 02 January 2022
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

An immersive exhibition by the surrealist painter at the Atelier des Lumières

Kippenberger / Krewer / Schütte

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 31 December 2021
Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection - 2 rue de Viarmes, Paris

The contemporary German scene through the works of three artists.

Bertrand Lavier

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 31 December 2021
Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection - 2 rue de Viarmes, Paris

The artist Bertrand Lavier shows objects in the 24 windows of the Passage, built for the World Fair of 1889

In-situ works

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 31 December 2021
Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection - 2 rue de Viarmes, Paris

Selection of works in situ in a dialogue with the architecture and the venue’s visitor areas

David Hammons

Exhibition
from 19 May 2021 to 31 December 2021
Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection - 2 rue de Viarmes, Paris

An ensemble of works by African-American artist David Hammons unveiled for the first time in France.