Painting, music, sculpture, fashion and photography are all part of the line-up at the capital’s museums. With South America at the Fondation Cartier, Oceania at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, electro music at the Philharmonie, and the secrets of the greatest pharaoh at La Villette, exhibitions in 2019 will be both surprising and marvellous. Take advantage of these great shows to organize your business events at Parisian museums! The opportunity to bring together clients and employees in places teeming with history, and sometimes even benefit from special visits combined with your receptions.
Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia – Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
Until 24 February 2019
The exhibition Southern Geometries focuses on the richness and variety of patterns and colours that have inspired Latin American artists, from the Pre-Columbian period to the most modern productions. It brings together some 250 artworks — ceramics, sculpture architecture — by more than 70 artists, and explores the themes of abstract art and geometry by creating links between the different countries, periods and cultures. A vibrant cocktail of colour at the Fondation Cartier...
Vasarely, the ‘partage des formes’ (‘shared forms’) – Centre Pompidou
From 6 February to 6 May 2019
Victor Vasarely, a graphic artist in the world of advertising, invented Op Art, which plays on geometric shapes and colours to create an optical illusion. The artist produced many paintings, advertisements and methodical (almost scientific) architectural projects, where he played with selected lines, squares, ovals and colours. This great retrospective covers all aspects and facets of the artist’s work, which are presented chronologically.
The iconic Centre Pompidou, with its unique architecture, has many private spaces for hire that enable it to host up to 2,000 people. A private event can be associated with guided visits. The museum restaurant, ‘Le Georges’ and its panoramic terrace afford breathtaking views of Paris.
Calder – Picasso - Musée Picasso
From 19 February to 25 August 2019
This exhibition explores the creative connections between Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso through 150 major works of art. Both artists were modernist masters of the 20th century. Focussing on figurative themes and abstract themes, this exhibition looks at their exploration of the void, examining their similarities and their differences whilst at the same time looking at the relation between them.
The Musée Picasso has a reception area spread over 200 m² and an adjoining 70 m²-space that can accommodate up to 300 people for a cocktail party and 110 people for dinner. A privileged visit of the permanent collections and of the temporary exhibition is offered in complement to a private event.
Franz Marc and August Macke (1909-1914) – Musée de l’Orangerie
From 6 March to 17 June 2019
The two painters and friends Franz Marc and August Macke began their careers with a fascination for landscape and nature. Both expressed a strong interest in French art, in particular the paintings of Van Gogh and Gauguin and Fauvism that they discovered in Paris. After encountering Vassily Kandinsky in 1911, their works took on a more radical, stylized turn and they founded the Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider Almanach). Through some sixty works, this exhibition presents these two iconic artists of the colourful and attractive German Expressionism movement, artists who have so far been little shown in France.
The Musée de l’Orangerie, in the Tuileries Gardens, welcomes your professional events for up to 350 people on its two floors. Many packages with visits are offered such as cocktail receptions, dinners or seminar days, all in an exceptional setting. The Museum is available for private hire all day Tuesday and on other days before 8.45am and after 6.15pm.
Oceania – Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
From 12 March to 7 July 2019
Two hundred and fifty years after the first voyage of James Cook in the Pacific, the exhibition celebrates the artistic works of this continent which has 25,000 islands. Featuring sculpted canoes, ornaments, but also contemporary installations ... Oceania brings together 170 pieces from antiquity to the present day, and explains how tradition and modernity coexist in this vast territory made up of singularly different archipelagos.
The Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac offers 4 meeting rooms and a 490-seat auditorium. The panoramic restaurant Les Ombres and its terrace, as well as the beautiful 1.8 hectare garden are also available for private hire for dinners or cocktail receptions for up to 1,000 people.
The Nabi and Decor. Bonnard, Vuillard, Maurice Denis… – Musée du Luxembourg
From 13 March to 30 June 2019
For the first time in France, an exhibition is dedicated to the decorative and ornamental art of the Nabis (prophets in Hebrew). This presentation of a hundred or so paintings, drawings, prints and objects, highlights their decorative scenes, marked by simple and soft shapes, influenced by Japanese art. Pioneers of modern decorative art, young artists such as Bonnard, Vuillard and Ranson defended an art form that was directly linked to the life of the 1890s and used subjects such a gardens, women, art nouveau and sacred rites in their works.
The Musée du Luxembourg hosts your events, within the Luxembourg Gardens, at the Angelina tea room (up to 60 people for a cocktail reception) in front of the Museum, or in the Tivoli, a cathedral space created by Shigeru Ban (up to 200 people). Events can be combined with a private tour of the exhibition.
Tutankhamun, the Treasure of the Pharaoh – Grande Halle de la Villette
From 23 March to 15 September 2019
One hundred years after the discovery of the royal tomb, the treasures of Tutankhamun return for the last time to Paris, to the Grande Halle at La Villette, before taking up permanent home in the Grand Egyptian Museum of Cairo. This impressive immersive exhibition will present more than 150 objects, including 50 from the tomb of the pharaoh that have never before left Egypt.
Within the largest park in Paris, the Grande Halle de la Villette receives your major events, up to 8,000 people for a cocktail reception. This 18,000 m² iron and glass building is fully flexible and has a 300-seat auditorium.
The Moon. Real and imaginary journeys – Grand Palais
From 3 April to 22 July 2019
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first two men to have walked on the Moon on 20 July 1969, the Grand Palais explores the relationship of men with this star. Through the fine arts, design and film, the exhibition illustrates the different faces of the Moon and the fascination it provokes among artists.
The Grand Palais, a historical monument that was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, will close its doors in 2020 for several years of renovation work ... Don't miss the opportunity to organize an event here before this long period of closure! The building offers many spaces available for private hire and several auditoriums suitable for all types of events. Several options with a private tour of the exhibition are available in the morning or in the evening, for up to 1,200 people.
Electro Dream – From Kraftwerk to Daft Punk – Philharmonie de Paris
From 9 April to 11 August 2019
In recent years, electronic music has emerged as a major trend in contemporary culture. It has spread from the underground night clubs of the United States to Europe and has influenced many spheres such as digital art, film and dance. The exhibition immerses visitors in the heart of this phenomenon: a veritable sound, participatory and sensorial experience, to a soundtrack by DJ Laurent Garnier.
Situated in the Parc de la Villette, the Philharmonie de Paris with its original architecture is an exceptional place for professional events. For a press conference, meeting, product launch or reception ... the building has numerous spaces that can accommodate from 100 to 2,400 people and offers tours of the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.
Romantic Paris 1815-1848 – Petit Palais
May to September 2019
Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Paris in the romantic era, from the fall of Napoleon to the revolution of 1848, when the capital established itself as the cultural crossroads of Europe. From the Palais Royal to the Comédie Française and the Grands Boulevards, stroll around the Paris of literary battles, luxury and refinement through the works of famous artists such as Berlioz or Delacroix.
The Petit Palais, situated on Avenue Winston Churchill, is a magnificent building built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. It welcomes your gala evenings, receptions and dinners every night except Thursday, for up to 600 people for a cocktail reception, in its various spaces such as the beautiful inner garden or peristyle.
Berthe Morisot – Musée d’Orsay
From 18 June to 22 September 2019
A leading figure of the Impressionist movement, Berthe Morisot is recognized as one of the most innovative artists of the group that included Degas, Monet, and Renoir. The exhibition highlights her exceptional career, from the end of the 1860s until her death in 1895, through themes in her work such as the private life of the bourgeoisie, gardens, fashion and women's domestic work.
The musée d'Orsay offers a variety of spaces for receptions and conferences, including a 339-seat auditorium. It is possible to organize gala evenings, dinners and concerts for up to 1,200 people with access to the museum's collections.
‘Dos à la Mode’ (Back to fashion) – Musée Bourdelle
From July to November 2019
The Palais Galliera presents Dos à la Mode (Back to fashion), an off-site exhibition from the Musée Bourdelle. This exhibition dedicated to clothes seen from the back brings together a wide collection of haute couture and ready-to-wear items, as well as work clothes and uniforms. Trains, low-cut necklines and patterns blend, questioning Man’s relation to the back, and interacting in new ways with the muscular backs of Antoine Bourdelle’s sculptures.
The Musée Bourdelle, a museum - artist’s studio, where the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle lived and worked, has three areas available for private hire, embellished with sculptures by the artist, for events up to 300 people for a cocktail party and 150 people for a sit-down dinner. Private tours can be arranged.
Leonardo da Vinci – Musée du Louvre
From 24 October 2019 to 24 February 2020
To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Louvre Museum is organizing an international retrospective, made up of its own unique collection and an exceptional collection of 22 drawings, including the wonderful collection of the Queen of England. Large paintings, paintings, drawings, as well as sculptures will be exhibited in order to provide some tangible context for the work of the Italian master.
The Louvre Museum can organize events in magical settings such as the Pyramid, the Napoleon Hall or the Sully Rotunda with private tours of the permanent collections. Whether it be for a gala evening, a product launch, a company anniversary ... the museum’s spaces lend themselves to all types of receptions for up to 3,000 people.