France Exhibitions in 2020

Le Modele Noir - Memorial ACTe
Lucha masks
Monet - Sur la plage à Trouville
The Death of Leonardo da Vinci in the Arms of François I by Ménageot
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Lille, Norhern France - Through December 6, 2019:

The city of Lille (Hauts-de-France) presents Eldorado: Lille 3000. The agenda features over 500 events in Lille and more than 80 neighboring towns, including opening festivities, urban metamorphoses, and major exhibits at emblematic venues like the Tripostal and Gare Saint Sauveur. Artists from Mexico and the world are preparing insightful installations and shows in outdoor spaces, balls on public squares, gardens, lights, designs, new technology, fireworks, debates, and more. Learn More.

Lille, Northern France- December 6, 2019 through 2020

The great Northern capital Lille is the first French City to be named Lille World Capital of Design. The kick-off will be December 6, 2019 and followed through 2020 by the display of hundreds of innovative design projects affecting every facet of modern-day life. Just one hour from Paris by TGV

Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe Islands - Through December 29

Le Modèle noir, de Géricault à Picasso - The Model Noir exhibit (Black Models: from Gericault to Picasso) at the Mémorial ACTE Museum. Following an acclaimed stay at Paris’ Musée d’Orsay, this historically groundbreaking exhibition curated by African American Denise Murrell will be on view through December 29. For more on the Mémorial ACTE, click here

Loire Valley/Centre Val-de-Loire - Through December 2019:

The Centre-Val de Loire presents 500 ans de RenaissanceS. Throughout 2019, the Loire Valley region will celebrate the artistic, scientific, and intellectual effervescence of the Renaissance in France. A cultural program is currently in development, composed of different highlights including a large traveling digital show mixing contemporary artistic and musical creation, an international architecture competition, guided tours, banquets, many exhibitions, international symposiums, and more.

Opera as the World - The quest for a total work of art - Through January 27, 2020:

The Centre Pompidou-Metz in Metz (Grand Est) presents Opera as the World For the first time on such a scale, the “Opera World" exhibit offers an in-depth examination of the history of opera in the last two centuries from the angle of its relationship with the visual arts. Exploring these often fruitful and sometimes impassioned dialogues, the project shows how artists influenced the course of opera history through scenographic creations as spectacular as they are varied. Revealing a lesser known aspect of these interactions, it will also shed light on opera’s impact on the creations of visual artists: the sensorial, aesthetic and sometimes political power that this total art inspires in numerous contemporary artists.

Normandy Impressionist Festival - April 3 to September 6, 2020

Lovers of Monet, Degas, Manet, Pissaro and great artists of the time, will be drawn to Normandy for the 4th edition of the Normandy Impressionist Festival. It will take place throughout the region from April 3 to September 6, 2020. There will big exhibitions in Caen, Rouen and Le Havre and other cities - Click here for a full exhibition list

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.

Rennes, Brittany - Summer of 2020

Contemporary art extravaganza during the Summer of 2020 in Rennes, capital of Brittany, featuring an exhibition of works from the acclaimed Pinault Collection

Marseille, Provence - June 7 to November 1, 2020

Top French City Marseille will be a focal point for contemporary art by hosting the roving European biennial known as MANIFESTA, also a first for France. A dialogue between art and the community, Marseille will be alive in installations, out-door happenings and exhibitions


Marion Fourestier
Atout France-The France Tourism Development Agency