As a New Year’s Present, we offer you a preview of the major exhibitions that make us proud to be in Paris!
SAVE THE DATE: ART EVENTS 2019
The major exhibitions of the first half-year 2019 in Paris:
Nara’s Buddhas displayed at Paris Musée Guimet
The Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet [National Asian Arts Museum], set in Paris 16th arrondissement, welcomes the last big step of the Japonismes cultural season: the exceptional display of Nara’s Buddhas from January 23 to March 18, 2019.
Vasarely, le partage des formes at Paris Centre Pompidou
From February 6 to May 6, 2018, Paris Centre Pompidou will dedicate an exhibition to Vasarely. This exhibit is the first French retrospective dedicated to the father of optical art for over 50 years, no need to say we’re eager to find it out!
Collection Courtauld at Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton
From February 20 to June 17, 2019 Fondation Louis Vuitton gives pride of place to Collection Courtauld. Over 110 impressionist works that belonged to industrial Samuel Courtauld including Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear are gathered in Paris for the first time!
Les Nabis et le décor, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Luxembourg
From March 13 to June 30, 2019, the Musée du Luxembourg dedicates an exhibition to Les Nabi decorative art, a post-impressionist avant-garde movement, created outside the academic painting.
King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Grande Halle de la Villette
An exhibition devoted to Tutankhamun in Paris? From March 23, to September 15, 2019, head to La Villette for a major display of the treasures of the Pharaoh in conjunction with the Grand Egyptian Museum.
The Moon, from real trip to imaginary trips, the exhibition at Paris Grand Palais
From April 3 to July 22, 2019, the Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to the moon and its representations. A retrospective going from the Apollo 11 mission to travel through time and discover the very particular vision artists and scientists had of this Earth satellite. Let’s get on board with Galileo, Cassini and Jules Vernes, shall we, friends?
Rêve Electro at Paris Philharmonie
From April 9 to August 11, 2019, Paris Philharmonie dedicates a retrospective to electro music and its decoding, called “Rêve Electro de Kraftwerk at Daft Punk” [Electro Dream from Kraftwerk to Daft Punk]. An exhibition offering to discover this wide musical culture tinted with a political dimension.
Picasso and War at Paris Musée de l’Armée
All along his life, Picasso experiences major conflicts. From the Spanish war to the war in Vietnam, the Picasso and War exhibition will highlight the way all this impacted his works. To discover from April 5 to July 28, 2019 at Paris Musée de l’Armée.
Préhistoire, une invention moderne, the exhibition at Paris Centre Pompidou
From May 8 to September 16, 2019, Paris Centre Pompidou dedicates an exhibition to the fertile relationship between prehistory and modern art, a display called “Préhistoire, une invention moderne” [Prehistory, a modern invention].
Dora Maar exhibition at Paris Centre Pompidou
From June 5 to July 29, 2019 Paris Centre Pompidou offers an exhibition around photographer and artist Dora Maar’s work. A retrospective showing a never-seen-before aspect of Picasso’s muse, from her surrealist activity to her work in fashion.
The major exhibitions of the second half-year 2019 in Paris:
The Golden age of the British painting at Paris Musée du Luxembourg
Paris Musée du Luxembourg dedicates an exhibition to the golden age of the British painting and the beginnings of the Royal Arts Academy. Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner are to be rediscovered in a beautiful exhibition running from September 11, 2019 to January 15, 2020.
Degas à l’Opéra at Paris Musée d’Orsay
From September 24, 2019 to January 19, 2020, Degas à l’Opéra is an exhibition offered by the Musée d’Orsay and takes us to “his very own chamber”. Edgar Degas was fascinated by the Opera and loved painting the life of this universe!
Versailles Revival at the Palace of Versailles
From mid-October 2019, the Palace of Versailles presents the exhibition Versailles Revival, 1867-1937. During this time, Versailles is fascinating, intriguing and a sense of nostalgia is created around the abandoned Palace of Versailles. At that time, the decision is taken to give Versailles its former Ancien Régime state back.
Toulouse-Lautrec, the exhibition at Paris Grand Palais
Paris Grand Palais dedicates a large retrospective to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec from October 9, 2019 to January 27, 2020. An exhibition co-curated with the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Réunion des musées nationaux and supported by the city of Albi and the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec.
Les Canons de l’Elégance at Paris Musée de l’Armée
Soldiers have always wanted to look elegant. From October 19, 2019 to January 26, 2020, Paris Musée de l’Armée invites us to discover about 200 pieces of fashion from the military world thanks to the “Les Canons de l’Elégance” [The Canons of Elegance] exhibition.
Leonardo Da Vinci, the compelling exhibition at the Louvre
Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre, here’s 2019’s most awaited event. The exhibition will pay tribute to the Florentine genius on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death. meet from October 24, 2019 to February 24, 2020.
Bien dans ses pompes at Paris Arts Décoratifs
Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs is preparing us an exhibition about walking and shoes. Find your feet from November 7, 2019 to February 23, 2020.
Christian Boltanski retrospective at Paris Centre Pompidou
From November 13, 2019 to March 16, 2020, Paris Centre Pompidou houses a retrospective around French artist’s work: Christian Boltanski. A dive into the rites of our society and the memory that remains after our death.
With this list, the hardest part is to be patient!