Looking for an exhibition to visit in September in Paris?
It’s perfect since in 2018, museums and galleries open their new exhibitions in September: small, compelling, international, free, charged, there’s something for everyone.
When we come up with the planning of the art events in September 2018 in Paris and we write down the opening dates of the exhibitions to see in September 2018, we can’t resist the call of museums and galleries. We leave you to discover arty events that will fill your September 2018 days/nights and weekends.
September 2018’s major events:
Paris Design Week 2018
Paris Design Week is held from September 6 to 15, 2018. For a week, Paris becomes the international capital of design with over 100 designers from all over the world to display their latest creations, precious items as part of the Maison&Objet Paris fair. It’s out of question to display only at Parc des Expos, they take over hotels, museums, galleries and design schools!
Paris Biennale 2018 at the Grand Palais
The 30th Biennale des Antiquaires will be held from September 8 to 16, 2018 at the Grand Palais and bring together the most important merchants’ treasures.
Accélérations, the free event at Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou has decided to move us in September with a great event! Accélération, les Pouvoirs de l’Emotion [Acceleration, the Powers of Emotion] will bring together Abd Al Malik, Frédérique Bedos, Eric Minh and over 30 artists and searchers with the idea of making us experience many emotions. We don’t know more, only that it takes place on September 14 and 15, 2018, that it’s free and you don’t want to miss it.
European Heritage Days 2018
Save the date! European Heritage Days are back on September 15 and 16, 2018. On that weekend, most of the monuments and cultural sites honor their heritage, with free visits, workshops and appearances by and meetings with passionate representatives. This year, European Heritage Days give the floor to young people.
Underground Effect, live street Art at La Défense
From September 18 to 23, 2018, 15 street artists will take over La Défense square as part of the Urban Week Paris La Défense. This project, UNDERGROUND EFFECT, is a beautiful opportunity to meet graffiti artists, talk with them and buy their works: and this year, all artists are women!
Tournoi de Chevalets 2018 in Provins
Medieval City of Provins invites you on Sunday September 23, 2018 to take part to “Tournoi de Chevalets”. Free of charge and open to all amateur artists, the “Tournoi des Chevalets” invites you to show your creative side.
Exhibitions in Paris this September 2018:
Muses: portraits d’actrices (1930-1945), the exhibition at the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé
From August 29 to October 13, 2018, the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé set in Paris 13th arrondissement welcomes an exhibition called: “Muses: portraits d’actrices (1930-1945)” [Muses: Portraits of actresses (1930-1945)].
Tewaza, Japanese crafts of excellence at Espace Densan and Maison de la Culture du Japon
On the occasion of the Japonismes 2018 season, from September 1 to November 15, 2018, Espace Densan and Maison de la Culture du Japon will jointly present three kinds of crafts around the handmade techniques (Tewaza) by the great masters of Japanese crafts of excellence.
Picasso. Masterpieces exhibited at Paris Musée Picasso
Picasso’s masterpieces gathered in Paris, here’s Musée Picasso-Paris exploit. The Ladies of Avignon, Les Baigneuses, Arlequin, Three Dancers, The Reaper without forgetting The She Goat, over 20 works of art by Picasso are brought together from September 4, 2018 to January 13, 2019 for our greatest happiness!
Mickey is Art, the exhibition at the Galerie Glénat
From September 5 to 25, 2018, the Galerie Glénat dedicates an exhibition to the big-eared mouse, Mickey is Art. A retrospective in tribute to the 90th birthday of the famous character created by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse.
Momentum, the art and design exhibition by Secret Gallery
Secret Gallery, confidential venue in rue de Varenne (Paris 7th arrondissement) welcomes four young artists and a designer for an exhibition called “Momentum”. To be discovered from September 6 to October 31, 2018.
Art Brut Japonais II, the exhibition at the Halle Saint-Pierre
From September 8, 2018 to March 10, 2019, the Halle Saint-Pierre dedicates an exhibition to raw contemporary art from the country of the Rising Sun, called Art Brut Japonais II [Japanese Raw Art II]. A retrospective as part of the PARIS-TOKYO tandem following a first edition displayed eight years earlier.
N O N O T A K – S T U D I O, the exhibition at the Galerie Planète Rouge
From September 8 to 26, 2018 the Galerie Planète Rouge dedicates an exhibition to group N O N O T A K – S T U D I O. A group inviting here to dive into digital art.
Rois du Monde, art et pouvoir royal at the Château de Fontainebleau
For a month, the Château de Fontainebleau will dedicate an exhibition to the kings of the world. From September 8 to October 8, 2018, the chateau will display 60 pieces from the Al Thani collection to illustrate the representation of the royal power in time, from the Sumerian royalty (towards 2000 B.C.) to the European monarchies in the 19th century.
Sanctuary of Stillness: Stella McCartney at La Galerie des Galeries
This September 2018 discover Sanctuary of Stillness at La Galerie des Galeries: a space around meditation created by fashion designer Stella McCartney.
Muriel Rodolosse exhibited at the Galerie Municipale Jean-Collet
The Galerie Municipale Jean-Collet (Vitry-sur-Seine) dedicates from September 9 to October 14, 2018, a beautiful and personal exhibition to artist Muriel Rodolosse. Her new exhibition is called “L’armoire aux possibles” and evolves around two areas.
Stephanie Pfriender Stylander: The Untamed Eye at the Galerie de l’Instant
American photographer Stephanie Pfriender Stylander exhibits her work in Paris she created between 1990 and 2006. It’s at the Galerie de l’Instant, from September 10 to November 28, 2018! You’ll discover legendary portraits of Kate Moss as well as of Nicole Kidman and Björk.
Alphonse Mucha, the exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg
For its September 2018 exhibition, the Musée du Luxembourg pays tribute to Alphone Mucha the representative of Art Nouveau which is forgotten too often. From September 12, 2018 to January 27, 2019, the museum will bring together the major pieces that made his work, from his posters to illustrations, as well as his photographs, his sculptures and his preparatory studies for a compelling rediscovery!
Collections Privées, the exhibition at the Musée Marmottan-Monet
This September, the Musée Marmottan-Monet will promote Collections Privées [Private Collections] for a beautiful journey from the Impressionists to the fauve artists. From September 13, 2018 to February 10, 2019, over 60 works belonging to private collectors will be displayed in a very beautiful exhibition.
Caricatures, Hugo à la une at the Maison Victor Hugo
From September 13, 2018 to January 6, 2019, the Maison Victor Hugo dedicates an exhibition to Caricatures of Victor Hugo. Back in the days, the press caricatures Victor Hugo according to his stances and current affairs in 1848. More than an exhibition dedicated to Victor Hugo, the Maison Victor Hugo gives us here an historical analysis of the caricature in the 19th century.
Giacometti, the compelling exhibition at the Musée Maillol
Set in Paris 7th arrondissement, the Musée Maillol welcomes a great exhibition devoted to artist Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). To be discovered from September 14, 2018 to January 20, 2019.
Ron Amir, the exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne
Paris Museum of Modern Art (aka MAMVP) set in Paris 16th arrondissement, houses a compelling retrospective of Israeli artist Ron Amir, entitled “Quelque part dans le désert” [Somewhere in the desert]. Meet from September 14 to December 2, 2018.
The Colorful Realm of Living Beings by Jakuchu at the Petit Palais
From September 15 to October 14, 2018, lovers of Japanese painting from the Edo era head to Paris Petit Palais. For a month, the Petit Palais welcomes the masterwork of Itō Jakuchū: Dōshokusai-e [the colorful realm of living beings], a collection of 30 suspended scrolls known for the finesse of the drawings and the brightness of the colors, remained bright 250 years after they have been created.
Madagascar, arts de la Grande Ile, the exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly
From September 18, 2018 to January 1, 2019, the Musée du Quai Branly dedicates a compelling exhibition to Madagascar, the first exhibition in France to question the history of Art of the Big island. For this major exhibition, over 360 works will be brought together in the museum’s areas especially chosen for their historic and ethnologic interest.
Picasso. Blue and Rose. The exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay
From September 18, 2018 to January 6, 2019, the Musée d’Orsay will dedicate an exhibition to Pablo Picasso. Picasso. Blue and Rose, will return on 6 crucial years in the art of Pablo Picasso, these years of blues followed by joy known as the periods of blue and rose, as a nod to the main colors of his works!
L’Hôtel de Crillon et les stars, the unique photograph picture!
From September 18 to November 25, 2018, the crazy meetings of the Crillon. For this exhibition, the Musée Grévin took out 17 cult celebrities used to the Hôtel de Crillon, to make them relive their experience at Crillon for a shooting with Emanuele Scorcelletti. Shock guaranteed!
Elad Lassry, the exhibition at the FRAC Île-de-France – Le Plateau
FRAC Île-de-France – Le Plateau set in Paris 19th arrondissement offers a free exhibition dedicated to artist Elad Lassry (born in 1977 in Tel Aviv, working and living in Los Angeles). To be discovered from September 20 to December 9, 2018.
Caravage à Rome, the exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André
The Musée Jacquemart-André dedicates an exhibition to Caravage (1571-1610) ’s friends and enemies, this painter from the 17th century and father of the chiaroscuro. For this event held from September 21, 2018 to January 28, 2019, 10 masterpieces of the artist will be exceptionally exhibited including 7 never displayed in France before.
Migration, Antoine Brodin’s installation at the Galerie Collection
From September 21 to October 18, 2018, the Fondation Ateliers d’Art de France reveals Migration a monumental installation by artist Antoine Brodin winner of the Prix l’Oeuvre 2018 at the Galerie Collection.
Dazzling Venice, the exhibition at the Grand Palais
From September 26, 2018 to January 21, 2019, the Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to the Serene and Dazzling Venice. The occasion to discover the history and the daily life of a dynamic and colorful city where arts spread before Napoleon arrived and the Republic of Venice fall in 1797.
JAVA – Art Energy, the exhibition at the Institut des Cultures d’Islam
From September 27, 2018 to February 24, 2019, the Institut des Cultures d’Islam welcomes an exhibition called “JAVA – Art Energy”. The idea? Exploring the Java island’s contemporary creation.
Ossip Zadkine. L’instinct de la matière, at the Musée Zadkine
From September 28, 2018 to February 10, 2019, the Musée Zadkine set in Paris 6th arrondissement welcomes an exhibition called “Ossip Zadkine. L’instinct de la matière”.
Sauvages, the exhibition at the Atelier Grognard
From September 28 to December 9, 2019, the Atelier Grognard in Rueil-Malmaison welcomes an exhibition around great contemporary animal artists, Sauvages.
La Fabrique du Luxe, the exhibition at the Musée Cognacq-Jay
From September 29, 2018 to January 27, 2019, the Musée Cognacq-Jay organizes the beautiful exhibition “La Fabrique du Luxe”. Gathered in the Parisian museum’s rooms, over 100 works, documents and archives return on the fate of Parisian notions dealer in the 18th century, these “sellers of everything and makers of nothing”, according to Diderot!
L’Envol, the last exhibition at the Maison Rouge
The Maison Rouge is shutting down. And for its last exhibition, the Maison Rouge will be about flying, this human dream, an exhibition running from June 16 to October 28, 2018. Every angle of flying will be shown: fantastic, imaginary, extraordinary, fictional, mystical and the exhibition is wonderfully displayed, as usual.
Picasso and dance at the Library-museum of Paris Opera
From June 19 to September 16, 2018, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and Paris Opera offer you a very beautiful exhibition exploring the multiple facets of the relationship painter Picasso had with dance…
Magical Unicorns, the exhibition at Paris Musée de Cluny
For its partial reopening, the Musée de Cluny dedicates an exhibition to the mythic and mystic animal using its famous collection of tapestries of The Lady and the Unicorn as a starting point. Entitled Magical Unicorns which will run from July 14, 2018 to February 25, 2019.
In Society, the exhibition at the Louvre
From June 7 to September 10, 2018, the Louvre displays an exhibition focused on the museum’s pastels collection. A way to discover a material different from painting, so often used and exhibited.
A T-Rex in Paris, the exhibition of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
A T-Rex expects you until November 4, 2018 at Paris Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Go and discover this exhibition enjoying an extra time facing the success it met, to discover this specimen that is both terrifying and fascinating. Come along and learn more about the famous Tyrannosaurus rex!
Gustav Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières
Gustav Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières is the beautiful and unique experience to live out from April 13 to November 11, 2018. In a huge 2000-sqm room, we wander around the Austrian painter’s most beautiful paintings (and yes, within the paintings) listening to Viennese waltz. Make your own opinion with our pictures and videos, we loved it!
Meteorites, the exhibition at Paris Galerie de l’Evolution
Within the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, a beautiful exhibition about meteorites is held alongside dinosaurs’ skeletons. This is what awaits you from October 18, 2017 to January 6, 2019. Sometimes huge, sometimes small, from various materials, meteorites are displayed in a wonderful setting accessible to the (young) astronomy enthusiasts!
In colour, polychrome sculpture in France, the exhibition at Paris Musée d’Orsay
Come from June 12 to September 9, 2018 and discover sculptures in color at Paris Musée d’Orsay. Through a beautiful exhibition, the Musée d’Orsay promotes the work of some artists who painted a medium they often left the white marble blank in the 19th century.
Trône, Kohei Nawa’s work exhibited at the Louvre
The Louvre welcomes a work by Kohei Nawa, Trône, under the pyramid, on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the diplomatic relationships between Japan and France. An exhibition running from July 14, 2018 to January 14, 2019.