Exhibitions in Paris Spring 2018

Exhibitions in Paris Spring 2018

From October 11th 2017 to March 5th 2018
Fondation Louis Vuitton

The first comprehensive exhibition in France to present MoMa’s unparalleled collection featuring masterworks by Calder, Cezanne, Duchamp, Evans, Klimt, Magritte, Picasso…

"In Tune with the World" Works from the Collection
From 12 April to 27 August 2018

“Au diapason du monde” will exhibit a new selection of artists, bringing together an array of modern and contemporary works from the Collection which have never been exhibited here before.

Sequence A is dedicated to the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, whose prolific work revolves around a culture that is both ancestral and contemporary, and upon which historical trauma and natural disasters have left a considerable mark. 

 Sequence B extends through the rest of the building. It explores the current and recurring issues concerning man’s position within the universe and his relationship with other living things.

Fondation Louis Vuitton
8, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
Bois de Boulogne 75116 Paris


From January 26 to May 20

Beginning on 26 January 2018 the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is paying tribute, in a major retrospective, to Jean Fautrier (1898–1964).

From January 26 to May 20

The Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is presenting Mohamed Bourouissa's first solo exhibition in a French museum.

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Closed Mondays
Open from 10am to 6pm
Late opening thursdays until 10pm
11 av. du Président Wilson 75116 Paris


From March 27 to July 29 
Musée Picasso

Following the 80th anniversary of the creation of the work, the Musée national Picasso-Paris presents an exhibition about Guernica, Picasso's masterpiece. The anti-Franco, anti-fascist and pacifist symbol, which is one of the most famous paintings in the world, was preserved in 1981 to Madrid where it is now permanently displayed. Thanks to an exceptional collection of sketches and archives, the exhibition proposes a lesson on the history of Guernica and clarifies questions about Picasso’s political engagement.

Musée Picasso
Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 6pm Closed Mondays
5 rue de Thorigny 75003 Paris

From December 5th to April 29th 
Philharmonie de Paris

This intimist and immersive exhibition chronologically and subjectively retraces the evolution of the pop song in some 200 photos, through the sensitive regard of french artist Étienne Daho.

 Philharmonie de Paris
Tuesday to Sunday from Noon to 6pm, Friday Noon to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm Closed Mondays
5 rue de Thorigny 75003 Paris

From January 30th 2018 to January 6th 2019
Musée du Quai Branly

For this initial exhibition devoted to the painting collection at the quai Branly, Paintings from Distant Lands brings together nearly two hundred canvases and graphic works selected from among the five hundred works in the entire collection and dating from the late 18th century to the mid-20th century. Some two hundred hitherto unseen works revealing the evolution of the Western perception of distant and not-so-distant populations, societies and territories over the centuries.

From November 14th to April 1st
Musée du Quai Branly

Cupisnique, Mochica, Chimú, Lambayeque… Far from imagining the evocative power of the Incas, what these ancient northern Peruvian cultures gave us was in fact the most extensive of the pre-Hispanic empires. An investigation into the vestiges of these lost civilisations with an undercurrent of reflection on power.


Musée du Quai Branly
Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday 11am to 7pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11am to 9pm
37, quai Branly 75007 Paris



From April 10th to July 15th
Musée d’Orsay

The independent states that make up the Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, were established just after the end of the First World War. To celebrate this centenary, this exhibition presents Baltic Symbolism from the 1890s to the end of the 1920s.

Musée d’Orsay
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris
Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 6pm Closed Monday 
Late opening Thursday until 9:45pm
Last ticket sold at 5pm (9pm Thursday)


From March 28th to August 5th
Institut du monde arabe

Inaugurated in the 19th century, in 1869, the very famous Canal allowing to link the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea is the subject of an extraordinary saga that lasted for over 4,000 years. The very long exhibition follows a cinematographic principle that is to unroll history and the issues of this region from the Pharaohs to the very last modern work allowing to extend the canal.

Archeological objects, models, photographs, period video clips will tell the highlights of the peculiar story of this symbolic place at the crossing of three continents, Asia, Africa and Europe.

Institut du monde arabe
Every day except Mondays from 10am to 6pm
Late opening Saturday and Sunday until 7pm
1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris


From December 13th to March 26
Centre Georges Pompidou

César, one of the most renowned artists of his age and one of the most misunderstood, passed away twenty years ago. He had become famous at the age of 25 when after having come up to Paris in 1944 he developed his welded iron sculpture technique. Misunderstood too, for the loquacity and confidence he affected in public hid a permanent dissatisfaction with the works that won him success.

From February 7th to April 30th
Centre Georges Pompidou

Since the late 1950s, Sheila Hicks has been producing work exceptionally difficult to categorise. Knotting, wrapping, folding, twisting and stacking wool, linen and cotton: these are only some of the techniques and materials that have seen her undermine conventional artistic categories and their hierarchical relationships. A pupil of Josef Albers at Yale, Sheila Hicks is the heir to both a Modernist spirit that holds the distinctions between fine art, decoration and design to be unimportant and a textile practice that has its roots in pre-Columbian America.

From March 28th to July 16
Centre Georges Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou devotes an exhibition to three renown artists from the Russian Avant-Garde from the Vitebsk art school: Kazimir Malevitch, Marc Chagall and El Lissitzky. The exhibition mostly focuses on the rise of the movement between 1918 and 1922 through these “masterful works” of the Russian Art and the “spawning of groundbreaking art activities in this city”. It’s also a way to celebrate the century of Marc Chagall’s taking up a post at the art school of the region, since he became curator in 1919.  Over 200 major works of these three artists of the Russian Avant-Garde coming from all over the world are exhibited for the first retrospective of this kind in the light of the Vitebsk Art School.

Centre Georges Pompidou
Every day except Tuesdays form 11am to 10pm
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris
https ://www.centrepompidou.fr/en


From March 21st to July 30th  
Grand Palais

With over three hundred paintings and drawings, Kupka's retrospective is the first in France since the 1989 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. Kupka (1871-1957) Czech-born French pioneer of abstract painting and one of the first completely nonrepresentational artists. His mature works contributed much to the foundations of purely abstract painting in the 20th century.

From April 5th to July 9th  
Grand Palais

Can a robot replace a painter or a sculptor? Discover the paintings, sculptures, immersive installations and the music created by computers and robots created and programmed to be artists!

Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris
Every day except Tuesdays from 10am to 8pm
Late night Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until 10pm


From March 7th to July 1st  
Musée du Luxembourg

This special exhibition Tintoretto – A Star was Born is in celebration of the 500th birthday of the painter genius Jacopo Tintoretto (1518/19-1594), one of the most fascinating painters of the Venetian Renaissance.  The museum will start by showcasing the mesmerising early work of the Italian master, who is among the most productive and influential artists of all time. 

Musée du Luxembourg
Every day from 10am to 7pm
Late opening Monday until 10pm
19 rue de Vaugirard 75006 Paris


From April 6th to July 22nd 
Musée Rodin

The Musée Rodin is examining in this exhibtion, Rodin’s fascination with dance. Rodin is widely considered to be the father of modern sculpture, and among his many works is an unusual set of sculptures known as the ‘Dance Movements’. Initially drawing inspiration from two experimental dancers of his time, Loie Fuller and Hanako, Rodin was subsequently seized by a passion for Isadora Duncan. He set out to capture the beauty of dance as an art form in a number of drawings and small-scale sculptures.

Musée Rodin
79, rue de Varenne 75007 Paris
Every day except Monday from 10am to 5:45pm
Wednesday until 8:45pm

From March 9th to July 23rd 
Musée Jacquemart-Andre

The Musée Jacquemart-André will be holding a major retrospective devoted to Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). Considered during her lifetime as the greatest American artist, Cassatt lived in France for more than sixty years. She was the only American painter to have exhibited her work with the Impressionists in Paris. The exhibition focuses on the only American female artist in the Impressionist movement; she was spotted by Degas in the 1874 Salon, and subsequently exhibited her works alongside those of the group. This monographic exhibition will enable visitors to rediscover Mary Cassatt through fifty major works, comprising oils, pastels, drawings, and engravings, which, complemented by various documentary sources, will convey her modernist approach — that of an American woman in Paris.

Musée Jacquemart-André
158, boulevard Haussmann 75008 Paris
Every day from 10am to 6pm
Late opening Monday until 8:30pm 


From February 8th to July 8th 
Musée Marmottan Monet

This exhibition will be the first Parisian event devoted to the artist’s work since the major retrospective held in 1996 in the Grand Palais. The exhibition will bring together an exceptional ensemble of figurative paintings and will highlight the most intimate, secret, and modern aspects of the artist’s works.

Musée Marmottan Monet
2 rue Louis Boilly
75016 Paris
Every day except Mondays from 10am to 6pm
Late opening Thursdays until 8 pm


Foujita - Painting in the Roaring Twenties
From March 7th  to  July 15th 2018
Musée Maillol

From 7 March to 15 July 2018, the Musée Maillol in Paris is presenting an exhibition devoted to the Japanese artist, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, who acquired French nationality. More than a hundred major works, originating from public and private collections, show the exceptional nature of Foujita’s period in Montparnasse—where his friends Modigliani, Zadkine, Indenbaum, Kisling, Pascin, and Van Dongen lived— during the Roaring Twenties. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s first and very productive Parisian period between 1913 and 1931.

The exhibition retraces the unique life of an artist whose career developed between two cultures. From the beginning of his career in Japan to his rise to fame and the discovery of his work, his career eventually led to the creation of a unique persona in the Paris of the Roaring Twenties. 

Musée Maillol
Every day from 10:30am to 6:30pm
Friday until 9:30pm
59-61 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris

Zbigniew Dlubak - Héritier des avant gardes
From January 17th to April 29th 
Fondation Henri Bresson

In the post-war period, Zbigniew Dłubak (1921-2005) was one of the driving forces behind the profound changes in the Polish artistic scene. A great experimenter of photographic forms, he was also a painter, art theoretician, teacher and editor of the Fotografia magazine for twenty years

Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson
Tuesday to Sunday form 1pm to 6:30pm, Saturday from 11am to 6:45pm
Late opening wednesday until 8:30pm
2, Impasse Lebouis, 75014 Paris


French Photography exists… I saw it 
From March 7th to May 20th 

La Maison Européenne de la Photographie

In the 1980's the director of The Maison Européenne de la Photographie met the curator of tphotography at the MOMA in New York and asked him what he thought of French photography.  The curator replied : "It does not exist".  Thirty years later the director of the MEP is organizing, for his departure, an exhibition where he picked the artists that he met and admired during his years at the MEP, therefore showing that French photography does exist.

Olivia Gay : "Envisagées"
From March 7th to May 20th 

La Maison Européenne de la Photographie 

The French photographer Olivia Gay documentary work is centered on female issues. She's well known for her series "The Prostitutes" (1998-2002), "The Models" (2004-2005), "The Waitresses"(2000), "The Cashiers" (2006), and "The Workers" (2007-2008). A photographer and author since 1998, Gay has studied the construction of the female body in social or professional environments, through posture and body language. She has explored the female form in scenes set in a factory, in a lace workshop, at a supermarket, at home...
For Olivia Gay, the photograph must capture humanity in a gesture or a look. After immersing herself in a place, spending several weeks or months at a time there, she uses her images to recreate the encounter that has taken place between her and her subject. 

La maison Européenne de la Photographie
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Open from 11am to 7:45pm
5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris

Raoul Hausmann "Vision in action"
From February 6th to May 20th 
Jeu de Paume

As a photographer, Hausmann has long remained underrated and unheralded. However his key position in 20th century avant-garde photography has continually been re-evaluated and his importance is widely acknowledged these days.  We know Hausmann as the prominent artist of Dada Berlin, as the author of assemblages, collages, lautgedichte, etc yet the vicissitudes of history caused the obliteration of his photography, an essential facet of his œuvre.  

Susan Meiselas "Mediations"
From February 6th to May 20th 
Jeu de Paume 

A member of Magnum Photos since 1976, Susan Meiselas questions documentary practice. She became known through her work in conflict zones of Central America in the 1970s and 1980s in particular due to the strength of her colour photographs. Covering many subjects and countries, from war to human rights issues and from cultural identity to the sex industry, Meiselas uses photography, film, video and sometimes archive material, as she relentlessly explores and develops narratives integrating the participation of her subjects in her works. The exhibition highlights Susan Meiselas’ unique personal as well as geopolitical approach, showing how she moves through time and conflict and how she constantly questions the photographic process and her role as witness.

Jeu de Paume
1, place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris
Open every day except Mondays from 11am to 7pm
Late opening tuesday until 9pm 

Junya Ishigami, Freeing Architecture
From March 30th to June 10th

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

Ishigami—winner of the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2010—is the creator of a conceptual and poetic body of work in which the landscape occupies an important place.  For the exhibition Freeing Architecture, conceived specifically for the Fondation Cartier, Ishigami reveals twenty of his architectural projects in Asia and in Europe. These projects will be presented through a series of large-scale models, accompanied by lms and drawings, which document their different stages of conception and construction. 


Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain
Closed Monday
Oopen from 11am to 8pm
Late opening tuesday until 10pm
261 boulevard Raspail 75014 Paris


Margiela, Les Années Hermes
From March 22nd to September 2nd  2018
Musée des Arts Décoratifs

From 22 March to 2 September 2018, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is hosting the exhibition “Margiela, les années Hermès” originally presented in antwerp in 2017. This unprecedented project highlights a collaboration between Hermès and the belgian designer, from 1997 to 2003, that was as surprising as it was fertile.

This tribute to Martin Margiela provides the first ever opportunity in France to exhibit his women’s ready-to-wear collections for the famous parisian house in contrast with his own creations under his eponymous label. The interplay of 120 ac-cessorised silhouettes that move between innovative deconstruction and timeless luxury, offers an understanding of and an insight into Martin Margiela’s very personal approach. The fashion designer’s two worlds thus provide the starting point for the “Margiela, les années Hermès” exhibition, for which the artistic direction is to be undertaken by Martin Margiela himself.

From Calder to Jeff Koons, Artist Jewellery.  The ideal jewellery collection of Diane Venet
From March 7th to July 8th  2018
Musée des Arts Décoratifs

From Alexander Calder to Jeff Koons and ranging from Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso and Niki de Saint Phalle to César, Takis and Louise Bourgeois, a host of modern and contemporary artists have taken a close interest in jewellery. Diane Venet, who has collected artist’s jewellery for more than thirty years, is sharing her passion for these miniature artworks that often echo the artist’s formal language. Her collection of some 230 pieces, complemented by exceptional loans from galleries, collectors and the artists’ families, chronologically and thematically illustrates the work of 150 French and foreign artists.

Les Arts Décoratifs – Mode et textile
107 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris
Every day except Monday from 11am to 6pm
Thursday until 9pm

Subodh Gupta 
From April 13th to August 26th
Monnaie de Paris

The Monnaie de Paris presents the first retrospective exhibition in France of the Indian artist Subodh Gupta (born in 1964, living and working in New Delhi). Being a key figure of contemporary Indian art, Subodh Gupta's works of art joined many major private and public collections. This exhibition focuses on early pieces reflecting the origins of his work as well as monumental pieces of art and his more recent exploration of the theme of sound.

Monnaie de Paris
11, quai de Conti 75006 Paris 
Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm


From March 3rd to July 15th 
Palais Galliera 

This exhibition, the first retrospective in Paris devoted to Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela, traces the career, from spring-summer 1989 to spring-summer 2009, of a designer who not only questioned the structure of garments but also challenged the structure of the fashion system.

 Palais Galliera
10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie 75116 Paris – Tél : 01 56 52 86 00
Every day except Monday from 10am to 6pm
Until 9pm on Thursday

Musée Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent
From October 3rd 2017 to September 9th 2018

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris’s inaugural display addresses the couturier’s creative genius through a selection of approximately fifty haute couture designs along with related accessories, sketches, photographs, and films.

Musée Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent
5 avenue Marceau, 75016 
Tuesday to sunday from 11am to 6pm - Late opening Friday until 9pm


Daimyo - Lord of War in Japan
From February 16th to May 13th
Musée Guimet


The Musée Guimet in partnership with the Palais de Tokyo devotes an exhibition to the Japanese Daimyos’ armors and characteristics, these powerful governors who reigned over Japan from the 12th century to the 19th century.  Your entrance ticket for the Guimet Museum is also valid the same day at the Palais de Tokyo, where George Henry Longly has created an installation called ‘The analogue body’ around eight pieces of armour.

Musée des arts asiatiques Guimet
Every day except Tuesday from 10am to 6pm 
6, place d'Iéna- 75116 Paris