Feel like visiting an exhibition in Paris this December 2018? We’ve put together the best of the Parisian art news:
Unmissable ART events in December 2018:
Espèces en voie d'illumination, Jardin des Plantes first light festival
Espèces en voie d'illumination is the name of Jardin des Plantes very first light festival to discover from November 16, 2018 to January 15, 2019 and admire the giant light animal statues.
Carrousel des Métiers d’Art et de Création 2018
The Carrousel des Métiers d’Art et de Création 2018 is back for from December 6 to 9, 2018 for its 10th biennale at the Carrousel du Louvre. The occasion to discover and purchase work produced by 250 French art artisans in fields such as fashion and design.
Salon des Beaux-Arts de Paris 2018 at Carrousel du Louvre
From December 13 to 16, 2018, the Salon des Beaux-Arts is back at Carrousel du Louvre. This year, over 600 international artists are displayed during this exhibition promoting key works.
Galeristes 2018, committed galleries show at the Carreau du Temple
The Carreau du Temple houses the third edition of the Salon Galeristes from November 30 to December 2, 2018. Created by collectors and committed gallery-owners this fair of a new kind aims at highlighting the world of French art.
The Festival du Merveilleux 2018 of the Musée des Arts Forains
From December 26, 2018 to January 6, 2019, the Musée des Arts Forains invites us to discover the 9th edition of the Festival du Merveilleux. 12 days of animations and wonders expect (big) children in the temple of funfair so that you can make your Holidays even more enjoyable.
Christmas at Châteaux de Vaux le Vicomte
For Christmas, from November 24, 2018 to January 6, 2019, Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte turns into an enchanting castle. With its tale-like decors and its lights, little ones and grown-ups will be happy.
En droits! A season of activity at the Musée de l’Homme
From December 8, 2018 to June 30, 2019, the Musée de l’Homme set on the Place du Trocadéro welcomes a season of varied activities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Here we go for “En droits!”.
Saint Barbara Day 2018 at Paris Invalides
On December 8 and 9, 2018, the Fête de la Sainte Barbe [Saint Barbara Day] is back at the Invalides. Every year, the Musée de l’Armée celebrates Saint Barbara, patron saint of the artillerymen on a weekend filled with free entertainments to discover with your family.
5 new exhibitions in December 2018 in Paris:
Manga ↔ Tokyo, the exhibition at the Grande Halle in la Villette:
From November 29 to December 30, 2018, the Grande Halle in la Villette organizes an exhibition around the interaction between diction and urban environment in Japan, Manga ↔ Tokyo. A plunge into the Japanese capital between fiction and reality as part of the Japonisms 2018 season.
Light matters at the Fondation EDF
From November 30, 2018 to February 3, 2019, the Fondation EDF welcomes Erwin Redl. He creates an immersive work including thousands of programmable red and blue LED lights translating visitors’ emotional states.
Microbiote, the exhibition at the Cité des Sciences
Microbiote [flora], Cité des Sciences exhibition running from December 4, 2018 to August 4, 2019, is an exhibition suiting the entire family taking us to our intestinal flora.
Free rein to Maki Ohkojima at L’Aquarium de Paris
From December 5, 2018 to January 20, 2019, L’Aquarium de Paris gives free rein to Japanese artist Maki Ohkojima. A series of murals presented to Parisians and tourists in order to raise even more awareness about the environment and the preservation of the planet.
The Musée de l’Homme presents Déclaration, the photo exhibition by Sebastião Salgado
The Musée de l’Homme, Paris, presents Déclaration a photo exhibit by Sebastião Salgado running from December 8, 2018 to June 30, 2019. 30 big formats to celebrate Human Rights.
Successful Parisian exhibitions:
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!
Michael Jackson: On the Wall, the exhibition
From November 23, 2018 to February 17, 2019, Paris Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to the King of Pop. An event offering to return on the singer’s career and his influence on the world of music and art.
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!
From October 3, 2018 to February 4, 2019, the Grand Palais dedicates a retrospective to the Catalan master, Joan Miró. An exhibition focusing on the artist’s transitional years.
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.
Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient
From October 2, 2018 to January 21, 2019, the Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient exhibition will bring together 50 haute couture designs inspired by India, China and Japan.
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.
Trésors de Kyoto, the exhibition at Paris Musée Cernuschi
From October 26, 2018 to January 27, 2019, Paris Musée Cernuschi offers an exhibition around of the major school of Japanese painting, Trésors de Kyoto, trois siècles de creation Rinpa [Treasures of Kyoto, three centuries of Rinpa creation]. A retrospective displayed as part of the Japonismes 2018: les âmes en résonances [Japonisms 2018: souls in resonance] season.
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!
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!
Cubism at Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou offers an exhibition around one of the most striking and influent movements in the 20th century, Cubism. Picasso, Duchamp, Picabia, Delaunay… Artists to be discovered and rediscovered from October 17, 2018 to February 25, 2019.
Persona Grata, the compelling exhibition at Paris Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration
Persona Grata is the manifest exhibition of the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration and of the MAC/VAL. Evolving around 2 parts, this exhibition will gather the heartfelt appeals of contemporary artists facing the exclusion of the poor, migrants and the Other. Over 40 powerful works can be seen from October 16, 2018 to January 20, 2019 at the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration!
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.
Illusions, the exhibition at Paris Palais de la Découverte
From November 6, 2018 to August 25, 2019, Paris Palais de la Découverte dedicates an exhibition to illusions. A tour including 40 surprising experiences that will drive you crazy, you’d think your brain couldn’t be tricked this easily and yet…!
Renoir Father and Son. Painting and Cinema at Paris Musée d’Orsay
From November 6, 2018 to January 28, 2019, the Musée d’Orsay will dedicate an exhibition to Renoir Father and Son. Painter Auguste Renoir and filmmaker Jean Renoir, father and son often dialogued as two artists debating about their art!
A dream of Italy – The Marquis Campana’s Collection at the Louvre
From November 6, 2018 to January 26, 2019 the Louvre offers an exhibition called "A Dream of Italy" focusing on the Marquis Campana's collection. A retrospective offered by the Louvre in partnership with the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.
Photography as a weapon of class, the exhibition at Centre Pompidou
Photography as a weapon of class, the free photo exhibition running from November 7, 2018 to February 4, 2019 at Centre Pompidou, will return to the documentary and social photography in France from 1928 to 1936. Popular Front in France, the Spanish War still broadly sum up the idea of commitment during the interwar period.
Momentum, la mécanique de l’épreuve, the JR exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie
Famous contemporary artist JR takes over Paris Maison Européenne de la Photographie from November 7, 2018 to February 10, 2019 with a great monographic exhibition called “Momentum, la mécanique de l’épreuve”.
Photographier Paris, the free exhibition at the City Hall
On the occasion of Paris Photo, the City Hall displays the “Photographier Paris” exhibition dedicated to contemporary exhibition. From November 5, 2018 to January 5, 2019, 16 photographers tell us about their Paris, we can’t wait!
So, do you still have some time left to be bored after reading this?