Paris Exhibitions in late 2019 & 2020

Marie-Antoinette Exhibition - La Conciergerie
Press release


Bacon. En Toutes Lettres. at Centre Pompidou - September 11, 2019 to January 20, 2020

Centre Pompidou dedicates an exhibition to British artist Francis Bacon. Bacon. En Toutes Lettres. is a retrospective that insists on “the relationship between his paintings and his literary interests” since the artist claimed that “literature created a powerful stimulus of his imaginary”.

Degas at the Opera at Musée d'Orsay - 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’.

Toulouse-Lautrec at the Grand Palais - October 9, 2019 to January 27, 2020

Exhibition produced by the musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie and the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais with the exceptional support of the ville Albi city and the Toulouse-Lautrec museum. Exhibition produced with the exceptional assistance of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, holder of the entire lithographic work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. More on the exhibition

Charlie Chaplin the one-man band at Philharmonie de Paris - October 11, 2019 to January 26, 2020

This exhibition is an invitation to rediscover the work of the master of silent film from a musical vantage point, shining the spotlight on the close relation to dance, rhythm and the illusion of speech and sound, all rigorously “orchestrated” in each of Chaplin’s works. More on the exhibition

El Greco at the Grand Palais- October 16 to February 10, 2020

The exhibition co-organised by the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais, the Musée du Louvre and the Art Institute of Chicago, It retraces his career from his first commission to the period in Toledo. More on the exhibition

The Supermarket of Images at Jeu de Paume - October 15, 2019 to January 12, 2020

Jeu de Paume presents The Supermarket of Images. Art and economics have entertained a complex and decisive relationship since ancient times. But for over a century, what is at stake goes far beyond the mere art market: what we face now is the commodification of all that is visible.

Daisuke Kosugi, Satellite 12 programme at Jeu de Paume - October 15, 2019 to January 12, 2020

Jeu de Paume presents Daisuke Kosugi, Satellite 12 programme. In film, sculpture, performance and text, Daisuke Kosugi constructs seductive scenarios that entail an underlying conflict between personal freedom and systems. Whether by portraying how creativity is mined by the creative industry in a Post-Fordist labour market, or through a narrative of creativity that is not convertible to economic or cultural measures of productivity, Kosugi unpacks these struggles through the lives of individuals. His semi-autobiographical films guide audiences through intimate experiences where the conflict is rendered bodily and emotional. Through layers of fiction and non-fiction he constructs a self-reflective mode of viewing, a method of storytelling developed from his interest in empathy and the incommunicability of pain.

Félix Fénéon (1861-1944) at Musée de l’Orangerie - 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.

Marie-Antoinette: Metamorphoses of an Image at The Conciergerie - October 16, 2019 to the end of January 2020

Haughty queen, fashion icon, woman of culture, foreign traitress, teenage heroine, caring mother or martyr of the French Revolution... who was the real Marie-Antoinette? Former royal prison and magnificent palace on the banks of the Seine in Paris, the Conciergerie is set to host the exhibition Marie-Antoinette: Metamorphoses of an Image.

Vinci Exhibition at Louvre Museum - October 24, 2019 to February 24, 2020

The Louvre presents Vinci Exhibition, a unique group of artworks that only the Louvre could bring together, in addition to its outstanding collection of paintings and drawings by the Italian master.

Boltanski at Centre Pompidou - November 13, 2019 to March 16, 2020

Paris Centre Pompidou will house a retrospective around French artist’s work: Christian Boltanski. A dive into the rites of our society and the memory that remains after our death. A retrospective around the all-rounder artist’s work who experimented a galore of formats and arts. Whether he’s a plastic artist, a photographer, a sculptor, a painter or even a moviemaker, Christian Boltanski keeps on exploring these varied art expressions and the boundary between “absent and present”.

Striking Iron: The art of African blacksmiths at the Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac -* November 19, 2019 to March 20, 2020*

International traveling exhibition that display 225 Objects of utility, empowerment and spiritual Potency. More on the exhibit

Pierre Soulages at Louvre Museum - December 11, 2019 to March 9, 2020
Pierre Soulages from every angle… Louvre will dedicate a retrospective to the king of the dark. An exceptional tribute for the painter’s 100th birthday (he was born on December 24, 1919) through a unique and private exhibition in the prestigious Salon Carré set between the Galerie Apollon and the Grande Galerie.


Christo and Jeanne-Claude in Paris at Centre Pompidou - March 18 to June 15, 2020

With the Christo and Jeanne-Claude in Paris exhibition scheduled from March 18 to June 15, 2020, Centre Pompidou wants to highlight the work of the 83-year old contemporary artist who will wrap the Arc de Triomphe from September 19 to October 4, 2020 (no longer fApril 6 to 19, 2020.) Christo and Jeanne-Claude were born on the same day in 1935 and they met there in Paris in 1958, when Christo moved to the city after his studies in Bulgaria. They lived and worked there until 1964, then settled in New York

Victor Hugo, Freedom at the Pantheon - From April 22 to August 30, 2020 (to be confirmed) 135th anniversary of the death of Victor Hugo - In partnership with Victor Hugo House / Paris and Paris Museums. On May 22, 1885, Victor Hugo died in Paris. On June 1, 1885, a procession of more than two million people escorted his coffin from the Arc de triomphe to the Pantheon. This pantheonization is the apotheosis of one of the most important literary and political figures of the nineteenth century. This exhibition, held in Hugo’s final resting place, will present the key moments of the funeral to highlight its importance in the history of France’s Third Republic and in that of the monument. The purpose of the exhibition is to show how Liberty guided the life and work of Victor Hugo. It is the main theme around which the three great parts of the poet's life are articulated: before the exile, 1820-1851; during exile, 1851-1870; after the exile from 1871 until his death on May 22, 1885, and the main reason for his pantheonization. The exhibition is chronologically structured and in which come themes related to freedom: the death penalty, freedom to love, exile.

The land of monsters - Léopold Chauveau (1870-1940) - March 10 to June 29

As described by the Musée d'Orsay: "In addition to being a doctor - a profession forced on him by family obligations but which he himself did not enjoy -, Léopold Chauveau took refuge in a strange, self-taught artistic universe, both singular and original in equal measures. A sculptor, illustrator and author of books for adults and children, he long remained forgotten in the history of art, before a gift by his grandson to the Musée d'Orsay in 2017 (18 sculptures and 100 drawings) brought his name back into the limelight. More late 2019 and 2020 exhibitions

Poissy, Paris Region - Carte blanche to Françoise Pétrovitch at the Lecorbusier Villa Savoye - From April 30 to August 30, 2020

In 2020, the Centre des monuments nationaux invites visual artist Françoise Pétrovitch for a carte blanche at Villa Savoye. She will create new works nourished by the evocation of the personality of Eugénie Savoye, for whom the villa was built in 1928, and in dialogue with the chromatic research of Corbusier. Françoise Pétrovitch, an artist born in 1964, visual artist working in drawing, painting, ceramics, video, is particularly famous for her wash, dilution of colors on paper.

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Marion Fourestier
Atout France-The France Tourism Development Agency