Paris museums are reopening after two months on lockdown over the coronavirus epidemic. On the occasion, most exhibitions that debuted in February or March have been extended for a few months. So, every summer, since only a few exhibitions are held, in 2020, over 30 exhibitions will run in July and August.
Here are the top 10 exhibitions you do not want to miss in Paris this summer:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the exhibition at Centre Pompidou, our pictures
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Centre Pompidou has decided to postponed the exhibition devoted to Christo and Jeanne-Claude to July 1 to October 19, 2020. An exhibition like a tribute to the artist who passed away in May 2020. Discover pictures of the exhibition.
Christian Louboutin exhibition at Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée: L'Exhibition[niste] - reopens and extra time
Displaying a fantastic Christian Louboutin exhibition reopens from June 16, 2020, at the Palais de la Porte Dorée. Moreover, the compelling exhibition enjoys more time and runs until January 4, 2021. - reopens and extra time"]
Harper’s Bazaar, the exhibition at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs - reopens
Harper’s Bazaar is coming to Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs for a great retrospective. Interrupted because of the coronavirus crisis, the exhibition resumes from June 23, 2020 to January 4, 2021. In the museum’s fashion and fabric collections freshly renovated, items and photographs tell about 150 years of fashion, the fashion exhibition to see this spring!
“Cézanne and the Italian Masters” at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet - reopening and extra time
The “Cézanne and the Italian Masters” exhibition running from February 27 2020 at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet will return from June 2 and extended to January 3, 2021 due to coronavirus. For the first time it returns on the very strong connection between Cézanne and the masterpieces by the greatest Italian masters. The occasion to discover Cézanne and his painting in a new light!
Coronavirus: the Turner exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André reopens in May
Despite coronavirus, Paris Musée Jacquemart-André proposes its great retrospective around work by British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner with the “Turner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate” exhibition, running again from May 26 to January 11, 202 in partnership with London’s Tate. The exhibition is also available on line for a virtual tour.
Pompei, the exhibition at the Grand Palais / new dates
The Grand Palais devotes a digital exhibition to the latest excavations conducted in Pompeii and all the works of art discovered then. Postponed because of the coronavirus epidemic, the exhibition is running again from July 1 to September 27, 2020.
Spirit, are you there? Out picturse of the mystical exhibition at Paris Musée Maillol
The Musée Maillol is ultimately reopening and is all about spiritism with the “Spirit, are you there? The Painters of the Beyond” exhibition. Running from June 10 to November 1, 2020, come and admire paintings by masters from the 19th and 20th centuries and challenge spirits and ghosts if you dare! Discover our pictures of the exhibitions.
Monet, Renoir, Chagall… Journeys around the Mediterranean, the immersive exhibition reopens at the Atelier des Lumières
The Atelier des Lumières presents the visual experience Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Journeys around the Mediterranean again from May 26 to December 31, 2020. Designed as a visual experience, this exhibition takes us to the heart of masterpieces by 20 artists including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Matisse, Signac, Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy, Chagall for a walk across the history of art in the 19th and 20th centuries, from impressionism to modernity via pointillism and fauvism. CAREFUL: With the new health measure, your ticket may no longer be valid.
Espions, the spy exhibition at Paris Cité des Sciences - reopening and extra time
Become a spy with Paris Cité des Sciences! In partnership with the national intelligence services and French TV series Le Bureau des Légendes [The Bureau], let’s put on the shoes of an agent who has to investigate a nuclear test abroad. The exhibition is back on June 27, 2020 and extended to August 1, 2021.
Who’s gazing, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Quai Branly - New dates
The Musée du Quai Branly brings together 26 photographers and video makers to present the “Who’s gazing” exhibition running from June 30 to November 1, 2020.
Careful though, as part of the health instructions, museums are required to keep a precise gauge of visitors and many of them limit the access to visitors who booked prior to their visits. We recommend you check museums' websites and purchase tickets before, to make sure you can enter the museum.
In addition to these 10 exhibitions likely to delight you, you can find on our website different guides to make the best of your summer stay in Paris!