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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Philharmonie de Paris - Cité de la Musique

Doisneau et la Musique - Through 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 This exhibit is the first time these oft-unpublished photographs are being displayed together.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 - Throught 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, archaeological artifacts and objects d'art, collected by the Marquis between 1830 and 1850.

Musée de Cluny

Magical Unicorns - Through 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 - Through 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 - Through 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 - Through 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 - Through 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’.


Musée d'Orsay

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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