2018 Paris Exhibitions

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EXHIBITIONS

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MUSÉE DU LUXEMBOURG

Tintoret. Birth of a genius - Until July 1st, 2018

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For the 500th anniversary of the birth of Tintoretto, the Musée du Luxembourg celebrates one of the most fascinating painters of the Venetian Renaissance. The exhibition focuses on the first fifteen years of his career, a decisive and critical period to understand what made him who he was. It follows the early years of a young, ambitious man, steeped in Venetian tradition but open to anything new from the rest of Italy, determined to revitalise painting in cosmopolitan Venice.

MUSÉE MARMOTTAN

Corot et la figure - Until July 8, 2018
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Celebrated for his landscapes, he was also an immense and modern painter of figures, particularly esteemed by Degas. Sixty masterpieces to highlight this other aspect of the talent of Camille Corot, the pioneer of modern landscapers.

MUSÉE DES ARTS DECORATIFS

De calder à koons, bijoux d’artistes. La collection idéale de Diane Venet
Until July 8, 2018
Musée des Arts Décoratifs

From Alexander Calder to Jeff Koons and ranging from Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso and Niki de Saint Phalle to César, Takis and Louise Bourgeois, a host of modern and contemporary artists have taken a close interest in jewellery. Diane Venet, who has collected artist’s jewelry for more than thirty years, is sharing her passion for these miniature artworks. 230 pieces will be exhibited

MUSÉE MAILLOL – FONDATION DINA VERNEY

Foujita - Painting in the Roaring TwentiesUntil July 15, 2018
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Exhibition devoted to the Japanese artist, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, who acquired French nationality. More than a hundred major works, originating from public and private collections, show the exceptional nature of Foujita’s period in Montparnasse—where his friends Modigliani, Zadkine, Indenbaum, Kisling, Pascin, and Van Dongen lived— during the Roaring Twenties. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s first and very productive Parisian period between 1913 and 1931.

CENTRE POMPIDOU

Chagall, Malévitch, El Lissitzky - Until July 16, 2018

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The Centre Pompidou devotes an exhibition to three renown artists from the Russian Avant-Garde from the Vitebsk art school, a lovely way to discover the Soviet modern art post World War I.

MUSÉE DU LOUVRE

Eugène Delacroix - Until July 23, 2018

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The Musée du Louvre will be hosting an exhibition dedicated to the artistic career of Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863). For the first time since the 1963 exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of his death, this event will pool over 180 artworks by the artist, including a large number of paintings: from the young artist’s big hits at the Salon of 1820 up to his final less known and mysterious religious and landscape compositions.

Pastels - June 7, 2018 to September 10, 2018 The Louvre displays an exhibition focused on the museum’s pastels collection. A way to discover a material different from painting, so often used and exhibited.

MUSÉE JACQUEMART-ANDRE

Mary Cassatt, An American Impressionist in ParisUntil July 23, 2018
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Major retrospective devoted to Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). Considered during her lifetime as the greatest American artist, Cassatt lived in France for more than sixty years. She was the only American painter to have exhibited her work with the Impressionists in Paris.

MUSÉE PICASSO

GuernicaUntil July 29, 2018
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Following the 80th anniversary of the work’s creation, the Musée national Picasso-Paris in partnership with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is dedicating an exhibition to the story of Guernica an exceptional painting by Pablo Picasso and probably one of the most famous artworks in the world. The masterpiece can be seen in its permanent location in Madrid since 1992.

MasterpiecesSeptember 4, 2018 to January 13, 2019

What is the meaning of masterpiece for Pablo Picasso? The exhibition “Picasso: Masterpieces! answers this question by bringing together some of his greatest works, some of which will be shown in Paris for the first time. Thanks to exceptional loans, masterpieces from all over the world will be displayed alongside those from the Musée National Picasso-Paris.

GRAND PALAIS

Artists & RobotsUntil July 9, 2018
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The exhibition presents works of art made by machines, themselves invented by artists. This interactive journey offers visitors an immersion in the future of the contemporary creation.

Kupka, Pioneer of abstraction - Until July 30, 2018

The Grand Palais is putting the work of Czech painter Frantisek Kupka in the spotlight, with an unprecedented gathering of his studies of movement and light. After exploring Symbolism and Futurism, the artist began to dispense with reality, joining other early 20th-century exponents of abstract art such as Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Robert Delaunay, Francis Picabia and Fernand Léger.

FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON

In Tune with the WorldUntil August 27, 2018

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The Fondation will exhibit a new selection of artists, bringing together an array of modern and contemporary works from the Collection which have never been exhibited here before. Some 25 French and international artists are presented in two complementary sequences.

MUSÉE D'ORSAY

In Colour, Polychrome Sculpture in France 1850-1910

June 12, 2018 to September 9, 2018

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Relatively unknown, 19th century polychrome sculpture is one of the key facets of the history of the discipline. Until the beginning of this century, the only colours permitted in statuary were the white of marble and the monochrome patina of bronzes. But the discovery of the use of polychromy in ancient architecture and sculpture changed people’s perspective, as well as generating heated debate.

PETIT PALAIS

Impressionists in London, French artists in exile, 1870-1904
June 21, 2018 to October 14, 2018
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Many wars pushed a number of artists installed in France to seek refuge in the United Kingdom. The experience of exile in England exerted a new influence on French art with artists like Tissot, Daubigny, Pissarro, Monet, Sisley...

MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY – JACQUES CHIRAC

Paintings from AfarUntil January 6, 2019
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Never seen until now, some two hundred works revealing the evolution of the Western perception of distant and not-so-distant populations, societies and territories over the centuries.

The little explorer's box of delightsMay 23, 2018 to October 7, 2018

How has French popular culture portrayed foreign societies to the youngest members of society? What images and stories have guided their exploration of foreign countries and of the world in general?Looking at education and otherness through youth literature from the 19th century to the present day.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IN PARIS

Zao Wou-Ki, L'espace est silenceJune 1, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is presenting the first major exhibition devoted to Zao Wou-Ki (1920–2013) in France for fifteen years.

MUSÉE DE L’HOMME

Neanderthal - Until January 7, 2019
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Discover the Neanderthal Man at Paris Musée de l’Homme. For this second major exhibition, the museum focuses on another human species that disappeared over 35,000 years ago, after living on the Earth for over 350,000 years.

MUSÉE DE L'ORANGERIE

The cruel stories of Paula Rego - October 17, 2018 to January 14, 2019

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The only female artist in the London Group, Paula Rego set herself apart with her strongly figurative, literary, incisive and singular work.

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