Late 2018-2019 Exhibitions in Paris

Musée du Louvre, Pyramide du Louvre
Grand Palais
Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Centre Georges Pompidou
Musée d'Orsay
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Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Spud! - December 5, 2017 to January 6, 2019
Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie presents Spud! From its discovery and Latin American origins to its arrival on our plates, and the challenges faced by its industrial production, this exhibition unearths the potato and all of its secrets.

Musée du Quai Branly

Paintings From Afar - January 30, 2018 to January 6, 2019
Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac presents Paintings From Afar. Selected from among the Museum's collection, this exhibit showcases nearly 200 canvases and graphic works dating from the late 18th to the mid 20th century. Exploring the evolution of the Western perception of distant and not-so-distant societies, this is a composite and largely unknown collection. Ange Tissier's odalisque sits alongside portraits of American Indians by George Catlin, and scenes of day-to-day life in Cairo by Émile Bernard stand alongside prints and drawings of Tahiti by Matisse and Gauguin.

Musée d’Orsay

Picasso - Blue and Rose - September 18, 2018 to January 6, 2019
Musée d’Orsay presents Picasso - Blue and Rose. Musée d’Orsay and the Musée National Picasso-Paris have organized an exceptional event dedicated to Pablo Picasso’s blue and rose periods. This exhibit, which features masterpieces, proposes a new interpretation of the artist's work from 1900 to 1906, a critical period in Picasso's career that up to now had never been covered in its entirety by a French museum.

Renoir Father and Son - Painting and Cinema - November 6, 2018 to January 27, 2019
Musée d’Orsay presents Renoir Father and Son - Painting and Cinema. This multidisciplinary exhibition explores the fruitful and at times paradoxical dialogue between two artists, father Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and son, Jean Renoir. Paintings, film extracts, photographs, costumes, posters, drawings, and documents, some of which are on display for the first time, highlight their common themes (such as the role of the female model) and locations (the River Seine, Montmartre, Southern France). The result is two bodies of work that assuredly combine a taste for freedom and a deep sense of humanity.

Musée de l’Homme

Neanderthal, the Exhibition - March 28, 2018 January 7, 2019
Musée de l’Homme presents Neanderthal, the Exhibition. Part of the Museum's Within the Lifespan of a Species series, this exhibit takes us back 380,000 years to meet the Neanderthals. These ancestors, who disappeared inexplicably, still hide secrets and raise many questions, some of which have been answered here.

Musée National Picasso-Paris

Masterpieces! - September 4, 2018 to January 13, 2019
Musée National Picasso-Paris presents Masterpieces! What is the meaning of masterpiece for Pablo Picasso? The exhibit answers this question and offers a new interpretation, bringing together some of the artist's greatest works from all around the world, some of which are being shown in Paris for the first time.

Musée du Louvre

Chiaroscuro engraving: Cranach, Raphael, Rubens - October 15, 2018 to January 15, 2019
Musée du Louvre presents Chiaroscuro engraving: Cranach, Raphael, Rubens. This exhibit offers a chronological and geographic panorama of color wood engraving (known as chiaroscuro in Italy) via significant works by leading masters of the Renaissance and European Mannerism, from the early 1500s to around 1650. Bringing together nearly 120 prints preserved in the most important Parisian collections as well as emblematic loans from French and foreign museums, it retraces both a technique and a particular aesthetic of the genre.

Grand Palais

Magnificent Venice! - September 26, 2018 to January 21, 2019
Grand Palais presents Magnificent Venice! Venice: Europe and the Arts in the 18th Century. At the dawn of the 18th century Venetian civilization dazzled with visual and decorative arts, music, and opera alike. The presence of great talents allowed Venice to cultivate a unique aesthetic and sense of luxury, still very much alive today.

Joan Miró - La couleur de mes rêves - October 3, 2018 to February 4, 2019
Grand Palais presents Joan Miró - La couleur de mes rêves. Bringing together nearly 150 works, this retrospective retraces the technical and stylistic evolution of the Spanish artist. Miró created from his dreams and opened the door to his poetic universe. For him, "...a painting should be like sparks. It should dazzle you like the beauty of a woman, or a poem."

Michael Jackson, On The Wall - November 23, 2018 to February 14, 2019
Grand Palais presents Michael Jackson, On The Wall. Michael Jackson’s songs, choreographies, and video clips are testament to the extraordinary artistic path he was destined for, and were a source of inspiration for many artists: Andy Warhol, Lorraine O’Grady, Isaac Julien… Dance your way to the exhibit see how their works reflect those of the King of Pop and his personality.

Musée Cognacq-Jay

La Fabrique du Luxe: le réseau des Marchands-Merciers parisiens au XVIIIe siècle - September 29, 2018 to January 27, 2019
Musée Cognacq-Jay presents La Fabrique du Luxe: le réseau des Marchands-Merciers parisiens au XVIIIe siècle. This unique exhibit explores the roles of haberdashery merchants, acting also as importers, collectors, designers, and decorators, who played a major role in the development of the luxury industry in the 18th century. Explore the origins of Parisian luxury via a hundred works of art, documents, and archives.

Musée Saint Laurent Paris

Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient - October 2, 2018 to January 27, 2019
Musée Saint Laurent Paris presents Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient. This first temporary thematic exhibition since the Museum's opening in October 2017 brings together some 50 haute couture designs inspired by India, China, and Japan.

Philharmonie de Paris - Cité de la Musique

Film Musicals: A Glorious Feeling - October 19, 2018 to January 27, 2019
Philharmonie de Paris - Cité de la Musique presents Film Musicals: A Glorious Feeling. This exhibit explores the joyous world of musicals, seeking to immerse visitors in the films themselves, thanks to giant projections. Photographs, rare documents, and fun interactive displays help place the genre within its historical context.

Doisneau et la Musique - December 4, 2018 to April 28, 2019
Philharmonie de Paris - Cité de la Musique presents Doisneau et la Musique. Always equipped with his camera, Robert Doisneau explored the streets of Paris inside out, capturing all sorts of events from neighborhood dances, cabarets, and fanfares to jazz musicians and big stars. This exhibit is the first time these oft-unpublished photographs are being displayed together.

Musée Marmottan Monet

Collections privées - Un voyage des Impressionnistes aux Fauves - September 13, 2018 to February 10, 2019
Musée Marmottan Monet presents Collections privées - Un voyage des Impressionnistes aux Fauves. Some sixty works, originating from private collections from around the world, testify to the vitality of the arts, from the Impressionist movement to Fauvism. These include some lesser-known masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Caillebotte, Renoir, Rodin, Seurat, Signac, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Redon, Vuillard, Bonnard, Vlaminck, and Matisse.

Musée du Louvre

A Dream of Italy: The Marquis Campana's Collection - November 7, 2018 to February 18, 2019
Musée du Louvre, Napoleon Hall presents A Dream of Italy: The Marquis Campana's Collection. Marquis Campana boasted the largest private collection of the 19th century, with over 12,000 objects in total. Today's exhibit showcases some 500 of these, including paintings, sculptures, archeological artifacts and objets d'art, collected by the Marquis between 1830 and 1850.

Musée de Cluny

Magical Unicorns - June 14, 2018 to February 25, 2019
Musée de Cluny presents Magical Unicorns. The mysterious, ambivalent unicorn has throughout history engendered myriad myths and fantasies. This exhibition illustrates the manner in which artists have represented this legendary creature via illuminated manuscripts and engraved works, sculptures and tapestries, as well as photographs and videos.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Japon-Japonisms, 1867-2018 - November 15, 2018 to March 3, 2019
Musée des Arts Décoratifs presents Japon-Japonisms, 1867-2018. As part of the 2018 Japanisms season, the Museum is highlighting the reciprocal influences between two great artistic nations, France and Japan, from the second half of the 19th century to the present day. This exhibition reveals the richness of its collections with historic Japanese artworks viewed alongside Western creations.

Centre Pompidou

Cubism - October 17, 2018 to March 4, 2019
Centre Pompidou presents Cubism. Cubism is often referred to as the most decisive movement in modern art history. Spurred by primitive arts that challenge Western tradition along with Cézanne's research on the creation of a pictorial space that is no longer a mere imitation of reality, this genre overturns the notion of representation in art. The exhibit shines the spotlight on Cubism's greatest artists: Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, Albert Gleizes, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, and Henri Laurens.

Petit Palais

Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) - The Master of Enigma - December 11, 2018 to March 17, 2019
Petit Palais presents Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) - The Master of Enigma. The exhibition brings together some 100 emblematic examples of the complex aesthetic of this Belgian master of symbolism. Painter, draftsman, engraver, sculptor, and stage director of his personal work, Khnopff's art ranges from portraits to dreamlike memories, from fantasy to the nude, inviting reverie and a meditation on identity.


Musée d’Orsay

Sérusier’s The Talisman - January 29 to April 28, 2019
Musée d’Orsay presents Sérusier’s The Talisman. This iconic post-Impressionist scene produced by Paul Sérusier in Pont-Aven in 1888 was painted “under the guidance of Gauguin,” as noted in the handwritten inscription on the back of the canvas. Upon his return to l'Académie Julian, Sérusier presented this ‘synthetic’ landscape with its pure colors and simplified forms to his peers, the Nabis, who baptized it The Talisman and hung it on the wall of their meeting place, The Temple, where it is conserved as a ‘relic’.

Black Models: from Géricault to Matisse - March 26 to July 14, 2019
Musée d’Orsay presents Black Models: from Géricault to Matisse. This multidisciplinary exhibition focuses on the relationship between the artist and the model. It combines the history of art and the history of ideas, and explores aesthetic, political, social, and racial issues as well as the imagery unveiled by the representation of black figures in visual arts, from the abolition of slavery in France in 1794 to today.

Berthe Morisot - June 18 to September 22, 2019
Musée d’Orsay presents Berthe Morisot. A leading Impressionist figure, Morisot remains to this day less known than her friends Monet, Degas, and Renoir. Still, this exhibition traces the exceptional career of a painter who, at odds with the practices of her time and her circle, became a key figure of the Parisian avant-garde movement in the late 1860s up until her untimely death in 1895.

Degas at the Opera - September 24, 2019 to January 19, 2020
Musée d’Orsay presents Degas at the Opera. Throughout his entire career, the opera was the focal point of Edgar Degas' artwork, offering us a portrait of the Paris Opera in the 19th century. This is the first exhibition to consider the Opera as a whole, examining not only Degas’ musical tastes and his passionate relationship with the House, but also the infinite resources of this marvelous ‘toolbox’.

Philharmonie de Paris - Cité de la Musique

Electro Dream - April 7 to August 11, 2019
Philharmonie de Paris - Cité de la Musique presents Electro Dream. From Kraftwerk to the French Touch, the exhibition retraces the past of electronic music, from the 1960s to today. Electro Dream presents a plethora of electronic music pioneers, like Robert Moog, Jean-Michel Jarre and Juan Atkins.

Musée de l’Orangerie

Félix Fénéon (1861-1944) - October 16, 2019 to January 28, 2020
Musée de l’Orangerie presents Félix Fénéon (1861-1944). This is the first exhibition paying tribute to Félix Fénéon (1861-1944), an important figure in the artistic world in the late 19th and early 20th century. Anarchist, art critic, editor, gallery director, and collector, Fénéon espoused an open-minded vision of creation at a time when art was on the verge of the shift to modernity. The relevance of the eye and choices of this discreet man is illustrated through a selection of major works that he appreciated, advocated and collected throughout his life.


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