The best exhibitions in Paris this October 2018

Well, what are the new exhibitions in Paris this October 2018? Miró, Basquiat, Johnny Hallyday, Sugimoto, Greyson Perry, 20 exhibitions each nicer than the other are displayed – in addition to the White Night and the FIAC!

In October 2018, Paris becomes the world’s capital of art with the FIAC – the Contemporary Art Fair – and the White Night – a long night dedicated to contemporary art. We enjoy strolls before the winter especially in Versailles with a compelling exhibition about Louis-Philippe…

Come on, let’s enjoy them:

October 2018’s major events:

Nuit Blanche 2018 : une bobine de Tesla géante à La GéodeNuit Blanche 2018 : une bobine de Tesla géante à La GéodeNuit Blanche 2018 : une bobine de Tesla géante à La GéodeNuit Blanche 2018 : une bobine de Tesla géante à La GéodeThe White Night 2018 in Paris and Ile de France
For this White Night 2018 planned on Saturday October 6, 2018, Gaël Charbau invited artists and groups to take over the popular Paris. 4 constellations of works will be settled in the Invalides neighborhood, the Ile Saint-Louis, La Villette and the Porte Dorée to show that art is everywhere and in every shape. 

Journées Particulières LVMH 2013Journées Particulières LVMH 2013Journées Particulières LVMH 2013Journées Particulières LVMH 2013Journées Particulières LVMH 2018
Do you know the Journées Particulières LVMH? For a weekend, on October 12, 13 and 14, 2018, the major LVMH venues will open their door a bit everywhere in the world for exclusive workshops and entertainments. With over 20 exceptional places open in Paris including Louis Vuitton studios, Echos-Le Paris headquarters and Christian Dior creation studio, the Journées Particulières are an irresistible event for the fans of French know-how and luxury.

Picasso, périodes Bleu et Rose au Musée d'OrsayPicasso, périodes Bleu et Rose au Musée d'OrsayPicasso, périodes Bleu et Rose au Musée d'OrsayPicasso, périodes Bleu et Rose au Musée d'OrsayPicasso Circus weekend at the Musée d’Orsay
This October, on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14, 2018, the Musée d’Orsay turns into a circus for a Picasso Circus weekend. All weekend long, apprentices from the Académie Fratellini take over the place to perform circus acts in the nave, introduce little ones to jugglery and walk us through the Picasso exhibition.

FIAC 2017 au Petit Palais - Hans Schabus, Ikarus, 2014FIAC 2017 au Petit Palais - Hans Schabus, Ikarus, 2014FIAC 2017 au Petit Palais - Hans Schabus, Ikarus, 2014FIAC 2017 au Petit Palais - Hans Schabus, Ikarus, 2014FIAC 2018
From October 18 to 21, 2018, FIAC is back in Paris! For four days, Paris will live at the time of contemporary art. For this 45th edition, FIAC will take over the Grand Palais, the Tuileries Gardens, the Place Vendôme and the Petit Palais. Here are all the tips!

Outsider Art Fair 2017 à l'Hôtel du DucOutsider Art Fair 2017 à l'Hôtel du DucOutsider Art Fair 2017 à l'Hôtel du DucOutsider Art Fair 2017 à l'Hôtel du DucOutsider Art Fair 2018 at the Atelier Richelieu
From October 19 to 21, 2018, the 6th edition of the Outsider Art Fair is setting up at Paris Atelier Richelieu at the same time as FIAC (International Art Fair). This young fair, set for over 20 years in New York, promotes the best of art brut and outsider art.

October 2018’s exhibitions in Paris:

Basquiat, the compelling exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
It’s one of the most awaited exhibitions in 2018: Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most remarkable painters of his generation will be the subject of an exhibition displayed from October 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. After the Fondation’s first exhibitions, we expect a gathering of the master’s most important pieces, including Riding with Death!

Miró, l'exposition événement au Grand PalaisMiró, l'exposition événement au Grand PalaisMiró, l'exposition événement au Grand PalaisMiró, l'exposition événement au Grand PalaisMiró, the compelling exhibition at the Grand Palais
From October 3, 2018 to February 4, 2019, the Grand Palais dedicates a retrospective to the Catalan master, Joan Miró.

Exposition Egon Schiele à la Fondation Louis VuittonExposition Egon Schiele à la Fondation Louis VuittonExposition Egon Schiele à la Fondation Louis VuittonExposition Egon Schiele à la Fondation Louis VuittonEgon Schiele exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
From October 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019 if you enjoy Egon Schiele’s paintings, you’ll be happy! An exhibition entirely dedicated to him at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Estampes de l'Atelier Franck Bordas, l'expo gratuite à la BnFEstampes de l'Atelier Franck Bordas, l'expo gratuite à la BnFEstampes de l'Atelier Franck Bordas, l'expo gratuite à la BnFEstampes de l'Atelier Franck Bordas, l'expo gratuite à la BnFEstampes by the Atelier Franck Bordas, the free exhibition at the BnF
The Bibliothèque nationale de France (François-Mitterand site) offers an exhibition called “Epreuves d’iprimeur. Estampes de l’Atelier Franck Bordas” running from October 2 to November 25, 2018. 80 etchings created in art printer Franck Bordas’ studios are gathered here.

À l’Est la guerre sans fin, l'exposition du Musée de l'ArméeÀ l’Est la guerre sans fin, l'exposition du Musée de l'ArméeÀ l’Est la guerre sans fin, l'exposition du Musée de l'ArméeÀ l’Est la guerre sans fin, l'exposition du Musée de l'ArméeA l’Est, la guerre sans fin, the exhibition at the Musée de l’Armée
Running from October 5, 2018 to January 20, 2019, the Musée de l’Armée, Paris, will dedicate an exhibition to the period 1918-1923, an endless war in the east. While conflicts come to an end in Western Europe starting November 11, 1918, conflicts keep on in the East and the Middle-East until 1923, a part of History unknown in France!

Louis-Philippe et Versailles, l'exposition au Château de Versailles Louis-Philippe et Versailles, l'exposition au Château de Versailles Louis-Philippe et Versailles, l'exposition au Château de Versailles Louis-Philippe et Versailles, l'exposition au Château de Versailles Louis-Philippe and Versailles, the exhibition at the Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles dedicates an exhibition to Louis-Phillipe a lost king of France who yet has been determinant in the history of Versailles by turning the palace into a museum focusing on “all the glories of France”. To be discovered from October 6, 2018 to February 3, 2019.

Exposition Johnny à la galerie Jospeh Exposition Johnny à la galerie Jospeh Exposition Johnny à la galerie Jospeh Exposition Johnny à la galerie Jospeh Johnny exhibition at the Galerie Joseph
The Galerie Joseph welcomes the Exposition Johnny gathering pictures of the star as well as items that belonged to him. Running from October 9 to January 13, 2019, the event should attract many fans of the late singer.

Les combats de Minuit, l'exposition gratuite à la BnF Les combats de Minuit, l'exposition gratuite à la BnF Les combats de Minuit, l'exposition gratuite à la BnF Les combats de Minuit, l'exposition gratuite à la BnF Les Combats de Minuit, the free exhibition at the BnF
From October 9 to December 9, 2018, the Bibliothèque nationale de France welcomes an exhibition called “Les Combats de Minuit.” About a hundred books Annette and Jerôme Lindon’s library, running the Editions de Minuit publishing house are displayed.

Naissance de la sculpture gothique, l'exposition au musée de ClunyNaissance de la sculpture gothique, l'exposition au musée de ClunyNaissance de la sculpture gothique, l'exposition au musée de ClunyNaissance de la sculpture gothique, l'exposition au musée de ClunyNaissance de la sculpture gothique at the Musée de Cluny
From October 10 to December 31, 2018, the Musée de Cluny offers an exhibition around gothic sculptures and the birth of this art.

Cités millénaires, voyage virtuel de Palmyre à Mossoul à l'institut du monde ArabeCités millénaires, voyage virtuel de Palmyre à Mossoul à l'institut du monde ArabeCités millénaires, voyage virtuel de Palmyre à Mossoul à l'institut du monde ArabeCités millénaires, voyage virtuel de Palmyre à Mossoul à l'institut du monde ArabeCités Millénaires, voyage virtuel de Palmyre à Mossoul at the Arab World Institute
From October 10, 2018 to February 10, 2019, Cités millénaires, voyage virtuel de Palmyre à Mossoul is the beautiful digital experience offered by the Arab World Institute.

De l'autre côté, l'exposition gratuite à la Maison de l'Amérique latineDe l'autre côté, l'exposition gratuite à la Maison de l'Amérique latineDe l'autre côté, l'exposition gratuite à la Maison de l'Amérique latineDe l'autre côté, l'exposition gratuite à la Maison de l'Amérique latineDe l’autre côté, the free exhibition at the Maison de l’Amérique latine
Set in Paris 7th arrondissement, the Maison de l’Amérique latin hosts an exhibition of photographs taken by Jeanne Mandello, Hildegard Rosenthal and Grete Stern. To be discovered from October 12 to December 20, 2018.

Géométrie Sud, la belle exposition de la fondation CartierGéométrie Sud, la belle exposition de la fondation CartierGéométrie Sud, la belle exposition de la fondation CartierGéométrie Sud, la belle exposition de la fondation CartierGéométrie Sud, the beautiful exhibition of the Fondation Cartier
Géométries Sud, du Mexique à la Terre de Feu is the beautiful exhibition to be discovered from October 14, 2018 to February 24, 2019 at the Fondation Cartier. In the rooms of the foundation, 250 works from all times offer a real immersion in the geometric abstraction in Latin America.

Hiroshi Sugimoto au Château de Versailles Hiroshi Sugimoto au Château de Versailles Hiroshi Sugimoto au Château de Versailles Hiroshi Sugimoto au Château de Versailles Hiroshi Sugimoto at the Palace of Versailles, the contemporary art exhibition
For its new contemporary exhibition, the Palace of Versailles welcomes Hiroshi Sugimoto. This Japanese artist specialized in black and white pictures and author of architectural structures will take over the Trianon gardens from October 16, 2018 to January 20, 2019.

Persona Grata, l'expo-événement au Musée de l'histoire de l’immigrationPersona Grata, l'expo-événement au Musée de l'histoire de l’immigrationPersona Grata, l'expo-événement au Musée de l'histoire de l’immigrationPersona Grata, l'expo-événement au Musée de l'histoire de l’immigrationPersona Grata at the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration
Persona Grata is the new manifeste exhibition of the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration and the MAC/VAL. Evolving around 2 parts, this exhibition will gather contemporary artist’s cry from the heart facing the exclusion of the poor, migrants and the others. Over 40 powerful works can be seen from October 16, 2018 to January 20, 2019 at Paris Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration!

Le Cubisme s'expose au Centre PompidouLe Cubisme s'expose au Centre PompidouLe Cubisme s'expose au Centre PompidouLe Cubisme s'expose au Centre PompidouCubism displayed at Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou offers an exhibition around of the most striking and influential art movements in the 20th century, Cubism. Picasso, Duchamp, Picabia, Delaunay… Artists to be discovered and rediscovered from October 17, 2018 to February 25, 2019.

Le Louvre expose la collection du baron CampanaLe Louvre expose la collection du baron CampanaLe Louvre expose la collection du baron CampanaLe Louvre expose la collection du baron CampanaThe Louvre exhibits Baron Campana’s collection
From October 17, 2018 to January 26, 2019, the Louvre offers a new exhibition by partnering with the State Heritage Museum in Saint Petersburg to display Baron Campana’s collection.

Exposition Greyson Perry à la Monnaie de ParisExposition Greyson Perry à la Monnaie de ParisExposition Greyson Perry à la Monnaie de ParisExposition Greyson Perry à la Monnaie de ParisGreyson Perry exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris
From October 19, 2018 to February 3, 2019, Greyson Perry will be given pride of place at the Monnaie de Paris. The place welcomes a retrospective around the British artist’s work.

Comédies musicales, l'expo-événement à la Philharmonie de Paris Comédies musicales, l'expo-événement à la Philharmonie de Paris Comédies musicales, l'expo-événement à la Philharmonie de Paris Comédies musicales, l'expo-événement à la Philharmonie de Paris Comédies Musicales at the Paris Philharmonie
Comédies Musicales, the compelling exhibition at the Paris Philharmonie to be discovered from October 19, 2018 to January 27, 2019. West Side Story, Mary Poppins, LA LA LAND, Singing in the Rain, Aristocats, musicals give us joy. Go behind the scenes and become an actor, a filmmaker or a tap dancer!

For even more things to do, please have a look at guide about Parisian museums free for all and all year long!

Elodie D.
Last updated on 9 October 2018

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From 1 October 2018 to 31 October 2018

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