Paris 2020 Exhibitions

Marie-Antoinette Exhibition - La Conciergerie
Press release


Marie-Antoinette: Metamorphoses of an Image at The Conciergerie - Through January 26 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.

Charlie Chaplin the one-man band at Philharmonie de Paris - Through 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

Toulouse-Lautrec at the Grand Palais - Through 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

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

El Greco at the Grand Palais- Through 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

Vinci Exhibition at the Louvre Museum - Through 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.

Pierre Soulages at Louvre Museum - Through 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.

Boltanski at Centre Pompidou - Through 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 Through March 20, 2020

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

Monet, Renoir... Chagall. Journeys around Mediterranean at the Atelier des Lumières - February 28, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Monet, Renoir, and Chagall: Journeys Around the Mediterranean’ presents visitors with an itinerary that spans the period between Impressionism and modernism. After the exhibition devoted to Van Gogh, the new digital exhibition will highlight the link between artistic creativity and the Mediterranean shores, as the principal centres of the modernist movement. The exhibition will immerse visitors in the masterpieces of twenty artists, including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Matisse, Signac, Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy, and Chagall, amongst others. For the press release, click here

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

Turner, Paintings And Watercolours From The Tate at the Musée Jacquemart-André – March 13 to July 20, 2020

Mallord William Turner (1775–1851). Undoubtedly the greatest representative of the golden age of English watercolors, he experimented with the effects of light and transparency on English landscapes and the Venetian lagoons. Celebrated by his contemporaries, he still has many admirers. Thanks to exceptional loans from the Tate Britain in London, which houses the largest collection of Turner’s works in the world, the Musée Jacquemart-André will hold an exhibition of sixty watercolors and ten oil paintings, some of which have never been exhibited in France. For press release, click here

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.

Spirit, are you there? The painters of the beyond at the Musée Maillol – April 2 to July 16,2020

The next exhibition that will be held in the Musée Maillol—after initially being presented in the LaM museum in Villeneuve d’Ascq—will enable the public to discover the work of the three most important ‘spiritualist painters’ who were active at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century: Augustin Lesage, Victor Simon, and Fleury-Joseph Crépin. The exhibition’s chronological, historical, and thematic itinerary will include more than one hundred works held in European public and private collections. For the press release, click here.

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