2024-2025 Exhibits in the French Regions

Centre Pompidou
Fondation Maeght
Musée des Confluences
Press release

Most Anticipated Exhibits in France Regions 2024-2025

Musée des Beaux-Arts* | Fine Arts Museum Ongoing

Musée des Impressionnismes | Giverny, Normandy | Through June 30, 2024 L'impressionnisme et la mer

The Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny is contributing to the Normandy Impressionist Festival by highlighting the Impressionist movement and its close ties with the Normandy region. In this exhibition, famous masterpieces such as La Vague de Courbet (1870, Orléans, *Musée des Beaux-Arts) and Manet's L'Évasion de Rochefort (1881, Paris, Musée d'Orsay), converse with lesser-known works, creating a fruitful exchange between paintings, drawings and prints.

Musée d’arts Contemporain | Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes | Through July 7 Friends in Love and War — L'Éloge des meilleur-es ennemi-es, une collaboration avec le British Council)

Presented successively in the twin cities of Lyon and Birmingham, Friends in Love and War - L'Éloge des meilleur-es ennemi-es looks at diplomatic friendships and how regional capitals and cultural institutions can create new ways of doing things, particularly in a post-Brexit context. (France - United Kingdom relation) The selection of works in the exhibition includes various forms: painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, textiles, film, sculpture, installation...

Muséum de Toulouse | Toulouse, Occitanie | Through July 7 Sex-appeal, la scandaleuse vie de la nature.

This is perhaps one of the strangest exhibitions in France. Sex-appeal, la scandaleuse vie de la nature presents the intimate sexual lives of plants and animals in all their poetry, fantasy and ingenuity, but also in all their coarseness and even extreme violence.

Musée de Grenoble | Grenoble, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes | Through July 21 Miró, un brasier de signes (co-organisé avec le Centre Pompidou)

The Musée de Grenoble, in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, presents an exhibition on Joan Miró, featuring over 130 works. Among these loans, three “Bleu” works will be exceptionally exhibited in Grenoble. The exhibition will highlight Miró's iconoclasm, creative energy and artistic modernity, spanning his entire career with a particular focus on works from the 1960s-70s, a period marked by inner exile and intense artistic experimentation.

Louvre Lens | Lens, Hauts-de-France | Through July 22 Mondes souterrains.

The exhibition Mondes Souterrains explores subterranean worlds, both real and imaginary, in response to the questions they raise about life underground. Explored by spelunkers, miners and subway riders alike, these subterranean places are just as fascinating to literature and cinema, from Dante to Quentin Tarantino. Featuring over 200 works, the exhibition invites visitors on a fabulous journey, from darkness to the light.

Musée des Beaux Arts de Rouen | Rouen, Normandy | Through July 24 Whistler The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect As part of the Normandy Impressionist Festival , the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen presents an exceptional exhibition entitled “Whistler, the Butterfly Effect”, dedicated to the American painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a major artistic phenomenon: Whistlerism. Throughout Europe and the United States, the growing production of nocturnal landscapes and portraits attests to the widespread dissemination of the artist's plastic research. To contrast his signature style, his works will be exhibited along with major works from his Impressionist contemporaries.

Centre Pompidou | Metz, Grand-Est | Through September 2 Andre Masson There Is No Finished World

André Masson, Il n’y a pas de monde achevé. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Surrealism Manifesto , the Centre Pompidou-Metz celebrates the exceptional personality of André Masson, one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, whose emancipatory thinking remains powerfully relevant today. The exhibition There Is No Finished World will retrace the artist's career, painting a portrait of a protean artist open to collaboration and the world. The exhibition features over 200 works chosen from the world's greatest collections.

For the full list of France exhibits see document below


Kate Schwab
Atout France USA