Major Parisian exhibitions

Paris’ leading museums show exhibitions, some of which come from many different parts of the world. Here is a selection of highlights for the 2017-2018 cultural season and a preview of the line-up for 2018-2019.

Petit Palais, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand
Atelier des Lumières - Simulation Klimt 2, Paris © Culturespaces Nuit de Chine

Current exhibitions in Paris:

Fondation Louis Vuitton, vue panoramique 3, Paris © Iwan Baan Eberle for Fondation Louis Vuitton - 2014

Upcoming exhibitions in Paris:

  • Jean II Cotelle, 1646-1708 at the Grand Trianon of Château de Versailles from 12 June until 16 September 2018
     
  • In colour: polychrome sculpture in France 1850-1910 at Musée d'Orsay from June 12 until September 23, 2018
     
  • Picasso and Dance at the Opéra Garnier from 13 June until 16 September 2018
     
  • Sabine Weiss at Centre Pompidou from 20 June until 15 October 2018
     
  • The studio of Alberto Giacometti by Jean Genet at the Institut Giacometti from 21 June 2018
     
  • Impressionists in London - French artists in exile at Petit Palais from 21 June until 14 October 2018
     
  • Childhood season at Palais de Tokyo, 22 June - 9 September 2018
     
  • Magical unicorns at Musée de Cluny from 14 July 2018 until 25 February 2019
     
  • Franz West at the Centre Pompidou from 12 September until 10 December 2018
     
  • Alfonse Mucha at the Musée du Luxembourg from 12 September 2018 until 27 January 2019
     
  • Alberto Giacometti at Musée Maillol from 14 September 2018 until 20 January 2019
     
  • Jakuchû Itô (1716-1800) at Petit Palais from 15 September until 14 October 2018
     
  • Picasso's Blue and Pink periods at the Musée d'Orsay from 18 September 2018 until 6 January 2019
     
  • Venice, the arts and Europe in the 18th century at Grand Palais from 26 September 2018 until 21 January 2019
     
  • Cut-outs by Rodin at Musée Rodin in the fall 2018
     
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) at Fondation Louis Vuitton from 3 October 2018 until 14 January 2019
     
  • Egon Schiele (1890-1918) at Fondation Louis Vuitton from 3 October 2018 until 14 January 2019
     
  • Masters and pupils: Rodin, Bourdelle, Giacometti, Richier ... at Musée Bourdelle from 3 October 2018 until 3 February 2019
     
  • Miró at Grand Palais from 3 October 2018 until 4 February 2019
     
  • Tadao Andô at the Centre Pompidou from 10 October until 31 December 2018
     
  • The first gothic sculpture in the Paris region, Saint-Denis, Paris, Chartres at Musée de Cluny from 10 October until the end of December 2018
     
  • Dorothea Lange at the Jeu de Paume from 16 October 2018 until 21 January 2019
     
  • Ana Mendieta at the Jeu de Paume from 16 October 2018 until 21 January 2019
     
  • Meiji at Musée Guimet from 17 October 2018 until 14 January 2019
     
  • The Baron of Campana and his collection at the Musée du Louvre from 17 October 2018 until 26 January 2019
     
  • Cubism at the Centre Pompidou from 17 October 2018 until 25 February 2019
     
  • Treasures of Kyōto: three centuries of creation in Rinpa at Musée Cernuschi from 26 October 2018 until 27 January 2019
     
  • 22nd Paris Photo Fair at the Grand Palais, 8-11 November 2018
     
  • 150 years of Japonism at Musée des arts décoratifs from 15 November 2018 until 3 March 2019
     
  • Eiffel and Paris at Musée d'Orsay from 20 November 2018 until 24 February 2019
     
  • Michael Jackson: on the Wall at Grand Palais from 23 November 2018 until 14 February 2019
     
  • Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921), master of enigma at Petit Palais from 11 December 2018 until 17 March 2019
     
  • Jean-Jacques Lequeu (1757-1826), builder of fantasy at Petit Palais from 11 December 2018 until 17 March 2019
     
  • The Treasure of Tutankhamun at La Villette from 1 March until 30 September 2019
     
  • Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), painter of intimacy at Musée de la vie romantique from 12 March until 21 July 2019
     
  • Our 1960s at Musée des arts décoratifs in the spring 2019
     
  • From Géricault to Matisse at Musée d'Orsay in the spring 2019
     
  • The Hittite Empire at the Musée du Louvre in the spring 2019
     
  • Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist at Musée d'Orsay from 17 June until 22 September 2019
     
  • Leonardo da Vinci at the Musée du Louvre from October 2019
     
  • Embroidery in the Middle Ages at Musée de Cluny in the fall 2019
     
  • Degas at the Opéra at Musée d'Orsay in the fall 2019
     
  • Tolkien at Bibliothèque nationale de France François Mitterrand in 2019
     
  • Italian sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo at the Musée du Louvre in the spring 2020
     
  • Revolutions in France from 1966 to 1970 at La Villette in 2020
     
  • The Ivan Morozov collection (Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Picasso...) at Fondation Louis Vuitton in the fall 2020
     
  • Gaudí and Art Nouveau at Musée d'Orsay in 2021
     
  • Arts in Toulouse in the 14th century at Musée de Cluny in the fall 2021