Every year, the Grand Palais hosts between six and eight world-renowned exhibitions, all very different and attracting different audiences.
The 2014-2015 season is outstanding, with a spectrum ranging from perhaps the greatest painter of all time, Velázquez, to fashion with Jean-Paul Gaultier. It will take you across the world, from America to Japan via the dazzling mysteries of Haiti.
The Grand Palais has beautiful function rooms, which businesses can hire for private breakfasts or evening events.
For ‘breakfasts’, your guests are received on the mezzanine, in the Hall d’Honneur of the national galleries or in the Salon Clemenceau and are then accompanied by tour guides for a private tour of the exhibition. Capacity to host up to 300 people between 8am and 10am, before public opening hours.
Another option is designed for ‘grande soirées’ for up to 1,200 people, any evening from 8pm.
Finally, evening events are also possible for 300 people maximum, offering a function room from 7.30 or 8pm, followed by a private tour of the exhibition starting at 10pm.
- Niki de Saint Phalle: 17 September 2014 to 2 February 2015
A comprehensive retrospective of one of the most popular artists of the second half of the 20th century and a key figure of Nouveau réalisme (‘New Realism’).
- Haïti: 19 November 2014 to 15 February 2015
Beyond the image of a country constantly confronted with tragedy, Haiti is above all a land of diversity and creation. The exhibition presents around a hundred works from public and private collections, some of which are in France for the first time.
- Velázquez: 25 March to 13 July 2015
Diego Velázquez is the embodiment of the height of Spanish painting in the 17th century and is one of the worldwide masters of painting ranking with Titian, Caravaggio and Rembrandt.
- The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk: 1 April to 3 August 2015
The Parisian climax of an exhibition which has been around the world, this retrospective of the creations of Jean-Paul Gaultier from 1970 to 2013 is the first monographic exhibition on a fashion designer at the national galleries of the Grand Palais.
- American Icons, Masterpieces of the SFMOMA and the Fisher Collection: 8 April to 22 June 2015
The Grand Palais is hosting a preview of these two collections before their permanent installation at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).