2021 has a lot of surprises in stores and some big events coming up to delight all art lovers in Paris! Even though museums and monuments are not sure to reopen from early January 2021, we hope the cultural life will get back to normal as soon as possible. And when museums will reopen, we will be there!
Here is a preview of all the exhibitions we can soon enjoy!
SAVE THE DATE: ART EVENTS 2021
The major exhibitions of the first half of 2021 in Paris:
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 February 9, 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!
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 January 29, 2021 to January 2, 2022.
Magritte in Full Sunlight. The “Renoir” Period at Paris Musée de l’Orangerie
An exhibition about Magritte’s Renoir Period is coming to the Musée de l’Orangerie. This period – from 1941 to 1947 – is described as a cycle during which the painter wished to see the bright side of life and was inspired by impressionists. As an outcome, over a hundred works. Running from February 10 to June 21, 2021.
The origins of the world, the exhibition at Paris Musée d’Orsay - Delayed
The Musée d’Orsay devotes a compelling exhibition to the origins of the world and the invention of nature in Darwin’s century. This exhibition, at the crossroads of sciences and arts, will return to the historic change in the 19th century. The exhibition was planned to run from December 15, 2020 to February 14, 2021, but is has been delayed.
Noir et Blanc, the photo exhibition at Paris Grand Palais opening in 2021 available online
The Grand Palais teams up with the Bibliothèque Nationale de France to display “Noir et Blanc: une esthétique de la photographie” [Black and White: a photography aesthetic], an exhibition to discover in the south-eastern part of the Grand Palais. The display will open when authorized by the government, subject to approval from the Grand Palais. In the meantime, the exhibition awaits online.
François-Auguste Biard, the traveling painter, at Victor Hugo’s House - Postponed
Victor Hugo’s house gives François-Auguste Biard – an ethnographer painter who painted the magnificent landscapes in the North and the Amazonian forest – pride of place. 80 works – most of them never been seen before – are displayed as soon as the museum reopens to March 7, 2021. The exhibition is closed until further notice.
The major exhibitions of the second half of 2021 in Paris:
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 delayed to a later date that has not been announced yet, because of coronavirus.
Me, Taharqa, Pharaoh of two lands, the exhibition at the Louvre
The Louvre unveils an exhibition to Taharqa, former king of Napata, former capital of the wide kingdom of Nubia (current Sudan) from October 227, 2021 to February 7, 2022. The occasion to learn more about one of the most famous kings of his time.
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.
The good news is that you don't have ot choose: you can visit and visit again these exhibitions as many times as you want! A beautiful year expects us in Paris museums.
Dates and Opening Time
From 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021
Paris - Ile de France
75001 Paris 1