The best exhibitions in Paris this September 2021

Published by Cécile D. · Photos by Elodie D. · Published on 4 June 2021 at 17h29 · Updated on 7 June 2021 at 18h33
What are the major exhibitions in Septembre 2021 in Paris? Between the Couturrissime exhibition, the Henri Cartier-Bresson display and the last days of Australia Now, you have a lot to do. Keep reading to find out more!

Looking for an exhibition to visit in September in Paris? Head to museums and galleries open their new exhibitions!

When we come up with the planning of the art events in September 2021 in Paris and we write down the opening dates of the exhibitions, we cannot resist the call of museums and galleries. We leave you to discover arty events that will fill your September 2021's days/nights and weekends.

September 2021’s major events:

Harper’s Bazaar, l'exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsHarper’s Bazaar, l'exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsHarper’s Bazaar, l'exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsHarper’s Bazaar, l'exposition au Musée des Arts Décoratifs Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, the exhibition at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Event alert! Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs welcomes the Thierry Mugler : Couturissime exhibition. Save the date, get some days off, get your camera ready... This exhibition offers us an overview on the genius designer’s career, an absolute icon in the fashion world. Originally scheduled from October 2020, it has been postponed to September 30, 2021 to April 24, 2022.

Visuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris LouvreVisuel Paris Louvre Paris – Athènes, naissance de la Grèce moderne: the exhibition to discover at the Louvre
The Louvre offers us a wonderful travel in time, a journey from Paris to Athens, discovering modern Greece. From September 30, 2021 to February 7, 2021, get on board for an extraordinary adventure celebrating the bicentenary of the independence of Greece.

Vivian Maier, l'exposition hommage à découvrir au Musée du LuxembourgVivian Maier, l'exposition hommage à découvrir au Musée du LuxembourgVivian Maier, l'exposition hommage à découvrir au Musée du LuxembourgVivian Maier, l'exposition hommage à découvrir au Musée du Luxembourg Vivian Maier, the tribute exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg
She is one of the greatest photographers from the 20th century, even though her talent has only been acknowledged too recently: Vivian Maier is paid tribute in an exhibition running from September 5, 2021 to January 16, 2022 at Paris Musée du Luxembourg.

Dessins pour Versailles, l'exposition à découvrir au château de VersaillesDessins pour Versailles, l'exposition à découvrir au château de VersaillesDessins pour Versailles, l'exposition à découvrir au château de VersaillesDessins pour Versailles, l'exposition à découvrir au château de Versailles Drawings for Versailles. 20 years of acquisitions – the exhibition at the Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles has decorated the apartments of Madame de Maintenon with a never-before-seen exhibition: “Drawings for Versailles. 20 years of acquisitions”. These many little-knowns works of art are to be discovered from June 1 to October 3, 2021.

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Paris, la première exposition du musée Carnavalet après sa réouverture Henri Cartier-Bresson - Paris, la première exposition du musée Carnavalet après sa réouverture Henri Cartier-Bresson - Paris, la première exposition du musée Carnavalet après sa réouverture Henri Cartier-Bresson - Paris, la première exposition du musée Carnavalet après sa réouverture Henri Cartier-Bresson – Revoir Paris, the exhibition at the Musée Carnavalet
The Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris offers a meeting of minds on the French capital: two photo exhibitions by Eugène Atget and Henri Cartier-Bresson we are looking forward to visiting. To discover these works and the museum recently renovated, you are expected from June 15 to October 31, 2021.

The World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photos The Banksy exhibition back to Paris Lafayette-Drouot in early June 2021
“The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience” exhibition reopens in June 2021 at Paris Espace Lafayette-Drouot. Extended to December 31, 2020, this exhibition in sut is devoted to the world-famous street artist, and reveals about 100 works on 1200sqm.

Les Extatiques 2020 à la Seine Musicale et à La Défense Les Extatiques 2020 à la Seine Musicale et à La Défense Les Extatiques 2020 à la Seine Musicale et à La Défense Les Extatiques 2020 à la Seine Musicale et à La Défense Les Extatiques 2021, the free open-air exhibition is back at La Défense and La Seine Musicale
Les Extatiques, the monumental open-air exhibition at La Défense is back from June 24 to October 3, 2021. Last year, for the 3rd edition, works by Fabrice Hyber, Elsa Shal, Matteo Nasini and Carlos Cruz-Diez took over the public pace between La Défense and the gardens of La Seine Musicale. Meet in a few weeks to find out more about Les Extatiques 2021 artists!

Exposition Dali à l’Atelier des Lumières Exposition Dali à l’Atelier des Lumières Exposition Dali à l’Atelier des Lumières Exposition Dali à l’Atelier des Lumières Dali, l’énigme sans fin: the exhibition at the Atelier des Lumières - New dates
You know his works, but do you really know what hides behind? Come and discover the secrets of one of the greatest painters of his generation at the Atelier des Lumières. “Dali, l’énigme sans fin” – Dali, the endless enigma – is on from May 19, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

Exposition Gaudi à l’Atelier des Lumières, les photos Exposition Gaudi à l’Atelier des Lumières, les photos Exposition Gaudi à l’Atelier des Lumières, les photos Exposition Gaudi à l’Atelier des Lumières, les photos Gaudí, the Architect of the Imaginary: the exhibition at the Atelier des Lumières – New dates
The Atelier des Lumières pays tribute to architecture genius Gaudí, whose works of art have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage. From May 19, 2021 to January 2, 2022, come and enjoy the “Gaudí, the Architect of the Imaginary” exhibition.

Exposition Napoléon à la Grande Halle de la VilletteExposition Napoléon à la Grande Halle de la VilletteExposition Napoléon à la Grande Halle de la VilletteExposition Napoléon à la Grande Halle de la Villette The Napoléon exhibition is up at the Grande Halle de la Villette
The Napoléon exhibition is up from May 28 to September 19, 2021 at La Grande Halle de la Villette. Enjoy the first French Emperor's history as part of the bicentenary of his death. Discover Napoleon’s incredible destiny.

Retrospectives in September 2021 in Paris:

Soutine/de Kooning, l'exposition au Musée de l'OrangerieSoutine/de Kooning, l'exposition au Musée de l'OrangerieSoutine/de Kooning, l'exposition au Musée de l'OrangerieSoutine/de Kooning, l'exposition au Musée de l'Orangerie Soutine/De Kooning, the exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie postponed to 2021
From September 14, 2021 to January 10, 2022, the Musée de l’Orangerie has painters Chaïm Soutine and Willem de Kooning talk in a new exhibition. Explore the works by these two expressionist artists and rediscover these two great painters from the post-war years.

Augustin Rouart, l'exposition du Petit Palais - nos photosAugustin Rouart, l'exposition du Petit Palais - nos photosAugustin Rouart, l'exposition du Petit Palais - nos photosAugustin Rouart, l'exposition du Petit Palais - nos photos Augustin Rouart, the exhibition at the Petit Palais – our pictures
The Petit Palais shines a light on Rouart’s legacy – a rich collection of paintings from the Rouart family. From June 1st to October 10th, come and admire the “Augustin Rouart – Painting as legacy” exhibition.

Picasso-Rodin, la double exposition événement au Musée national Picasso Picasso-Rodin, la double exposition événement au Musée national Picasso Picasso-Rodin, la double exposition événement au Musée national Picasso Picasso-Rodin, la double exposition événement au Musée national Picasso Picasso-Rodin, double exhibition at Paris Musée National Picasso and Musée Rodin
Paris Musée National Picasso and Musée Rodin team up and offer an exceptional double-exhibition about Picasso and Rodin. From May 19, 2021 to January 2, 2022, discover two exhibitions on the bonds between the two artists in their own Parisian museums. A great first you do not want to miss!

Contemporary art exhibitions in September 2021 in Paris:

Australia Now 2021 : Bleached Gothic, l'exposition de Petrina Hicks à l'ambassade d'AustralieAustralia Now 2021 : Bleached Gothic, l'exposition de Petrina Hicks à l'ambassade d'AustralieAustralia Now 2021 : Bleached Gothic, l'exposition de Petrina Hicks à l'ambassade d'AustralieAustralia Now 2021 : Bleached Gothic, l'exposition de Petrina Hicks à l'ambassade d'Australie Australia Now 2021: Bleached Gothic, the Petrina Hicks exhibition at the Australian Embassy
As part of the Australia Now 2021, the Australian Embassy dedicates an exhibition to photographer Petrina Hicks called “Bleached Gothic” to run from June 14 to September 2021 – end date not settled yet.

Photo exhibitions in  September 2021 in Paris:

Exposition Nouvel an chinois 13 - Marc RiboudExposition Nouvel an chinois 13 - Marc RiboudExposition Nouvel an chinois 13 - Marc RiboudExposition Nouvel an chinois 13 - Marc Riboud Marc Riboud, Histoires Possibles: the great retrospective at Paris Musée Guimet - Extra time
French photographer Marc Riboud has a retrospective focusing on him at Paris Musée Guimet on the occasion of his bequest of all his works to the museum. The exclusive display is to discover from May 19 to September 6, 2021.

Themed exhibitions in September 2021 in Paris:

Jardins d'Asie, l'exposition dépaysante du Musée GuimetJardins d'Asie, l'exposition dépaysante du Musée GuimetJardins d'Asie, l'exposition dépaysante du Musée GuimetJardins d'Asie, l'exposition dépaysante du Musée Guimet Jardins d’Asie, the exotic exhibition displayed at the Musée Guimet
This summer, the Musée Guimet takes us on a journey – without even leaving Paris! From July 7 to September 20, 2021 come and discover the “Jardins d’Asie” – Asian Gardens – exhibition, an immersive and soft experience making us discover the subtle Asian cultures through the art of gardens.

Cerisiers en fleurs, l'exposition de Damien Hirst à la Fondation CartierCerisiers en fleurs, l'exposition de Damien Hirst à la Fondation CartierCerisiers en fleurs, l'exposition de Damien Hirst à la Fondation CartierCerisiers en fleurs, l'exposition de Damien Hirst à la Fondation Cartier Cherry Blossoms, the Damien Hirst exhibition at the Fondation Cartier
The Fondation Cartier invites British artist Damien Hirst from July 6, 2021 to January 2, 2022 to unveil his latest painting series called Cherry Blossoms (Cerisiers en Fleurs). A series of paintings that is part of the continuity of his researches, also showing the pleasure to meet – thanks to painting – the artist’s gesture again.

The African Shed Laboratory, l'installation au Musée du Quai BranlyThe African Shed Laboratory, l'installation au Musée du Quai BranlyThe African Shed Laboratory, l'installation au Musée du Quai BranlyThe African Shed Laboratory, l'installation au Musée du Quai Branly The African Shed Laboratory, Kemi Bassene’s installation at the Musée du Quai Branly
As part of the Saison Africa2020 program, the Musée du Quai Branly invites you from May 19 to September 26, 2021 to discover artist Kemi Bassene’s installation called “The African Shed Laboratory”. A work made of the museum’s photographic and audiovisual archives.

Les Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique, l'expo au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photosLes Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique, l'expo au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photosLes Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique, l'expo au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photosLes Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique, l'expo au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photos Gularri exhibition at Paris Musée du Quai Branly
As part of Australia Now – an event celebrating Australian culture in France – the Musée du Quai Branly offers you to dive into the lives of Aboriginal people of Yolngu with the “Gularri – The Shapes of Water in Northern Australia” exhibition running from June 22 to September 26, 2021.

Exposition Le Paris de Dufy au musée de MontmartreExposition Le Paris de Dufy au musée de MontmartreExposition Le Paris de Dufy au musée de MontmartreExposition Le Paris de Dufy au musée de Montmartre Le Paris de Dufy, the exhibition at Paris Musée de Montmartre, our pictures
Paris lovers and art buffs can head to the Musée de Montmartre to discover – for the reopening starting from May 19 – the magnificent exhibition focusing on Raoul Dufy’s works called “Le Paris de Dufy”. An exhibition that has no ending date so far as it may be extended.

Les Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique, l'expo au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photosLes Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique, l'expo au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photosLes Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique, l'expo au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photosLes Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique, l'expo au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photos The Olmecs and the Cultures of the Gulf of Mexico, our pictures of the exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly
Art enthusiasts are expected at the Musée du Quai Branly to discover the museum’s latest exhibition, at the Mezzanine Est, running from December 15, 2020 to July 25, 2021 and called “The Olmecs and the Cultures of the Gulf of Mexico”. The occasion to learn more about the Olmec civilization and the little-known world of the pre-Colombian cultures of the Gulf of Mexico.

Major historic exhibitions in September 2021 in Paris:

Coming soon

Scientific and playful exhibitions to see in September 2021 in Paris:

Bio-inspirée, la nouvelle expo permanente à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustrieBio-inspirée, la nouvelle expo permanente à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustrieBio-inspirée, la nouvelle expo permanente à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustrieBio-inspirée, la nouvelle expo permanente à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie Bio-inspirée, the new permanent exhibition at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
There it is! The latest permanent exhibition that will fascinate us endlessly. “Bio-inspirée” is coming from September 18, 2020 to the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. A wonderful introduction to environment and sustainable solutions for children and older ones.

Mad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photosMad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photosMad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photosMad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photos Mad Dimension, the new immersive and 100% Insta-worthy museum reopens
Alert, this is an event in Paris! The Mad Dimension is the latest and buzzing museum that is 100% immersive and 100% Insta-worthy. This temporary museum reopens from June 6, 2020 and has wonderful surprises in store. Book your session and enjoy an exclusive experience.

Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos The Museum of Illusions reopens in Paris - VIDEO
The Museum of Illusions opens in Paris 1st arrondissement. Starting from May 19, 2021 come and live a unique and playful experience with your family! Dive into a fascinating world shaking your senses up… A multisensory visit you really do not want to miss.

Free exhibiitions to see in September 2021 in Paris:

The Parisianer, l'expo qui dévoile l'histoire du Muséum à découvrir au jardin des PlantesThe Parisianer, l'expo qui dévoile l'histoire du Muséum à découvrir au jardin des PlantesThe Parisianer, l'expo qui dévoile l'histoire du Muséum à découvrir au jardin des PlantesThe Parisianer, l'expo qui dévoile l'histoire du Muséum à découvrir au jardin des Plantes The Parisianer, the exhibition telling about the story of the Museum at the Jardin des Plantes
What do you get when you mix the beauty of The Parisianer’s works and the fascinating story of Paris National Museum of Natural History together? The answer is to be discovered from May 20 to October 13, 2021 at the Jardin des Plantes housing the free “The Parisianer. Chroniques du Muséum” exhibition.

Visuel Paris Lafayette AnticipationsVisuel Paris Lafayette AnticipationsVisuel Paris Lafayette AnticipationsVisuel Paris Lafayette Anticipations Martin Margiela exhibition at the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations: new dates
Art and fashion lovers are expected at the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations from October 20, 2021 to January 2, 2022 to discover an exhibition about Martin Margiela’s work. An exhibition focusing here on Martin Margiela as an artist and not the fashion designer.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 1 September 2021 to 30 September 2021

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    1er Arrondissement
    75001 Paris 1

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