In January, many exhibitions are coming to an end while others are just getting started. We offer you to discover the exhibitions you shouldn’t miss in January and we give you a preview of the next art events you should expect in the coming weeks…
January 2019’s major events:
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.
First “Banksy” ArtNight in Paris
On Tuesday January 8, 2019 Paris welcomes a new arty after work party dedicated to Banksy!
The new exhibitions to visit this January 2019:
Si le temps est un lieu, Pablo Valbuena at Paris 104
From January 19 to March 24, 2019 Pablo Valbuena takes over Paris Centquatre with his light and sound installations. With technical tools of a great precision, Pablo Valbuena reinvents spaces and offer several experiences in the historic building housing the 104.
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.
Cinétisme 1ᵉ, 2ᵉ, 3ᵉ génération, the exhibition at Paris Gallery Lélia Mordoch
From January 25 to March 23, 2019 gallery Lélia Mordoch gathers together several artists from various generations in one and only exhibition, Cinétisme, 1ᵉ, 2ᵉ, 3ᵉ generation. A gathering of artists who all have already exhibited at the gallery.
Sérusier’s ‘The Talisman’ the exhibition at Paris Musée d’Orsay
Paris Musée d’Orsay dedicates an exhibition to Sérusier’s ‘Talisman’ a painting that became an icon of Les Nabis. This landscape with simplified shapes is a “prophecy of color” and you can rediscover it from January 29 to April 28, 2019 at the Musée d’Orsay.
Roux!, the exhibition at Paris Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner
Paris Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner dedicates an exhibition to red hair, called Roux! de Jean-Jacques Henner à Sonia Rykiel [Red-haired! From Jean-Jacques Henner to Sonia Rykiel], from January 30 to May 13, 2019. A color of hair emblematic of Jean-Jacques Henner’s painting that even made his signature.
The major exhibitions you shouldn’t miss:
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Trésors de Kyoto, the exhibition at the 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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
From October 3, 2018 to February 4, 2019, the Grand Palais dedicates a retrospective to the Catalan master, Joan Miró.
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”.
Contemporary artists’ look on the Shoah at the Shoah Mémorial in Paris
Set in Paris 4th arrondissement, the Shoah Mémorial offers a free exhibition called “Regards d’artistes. Oeuvres contemporaines sur la Shoah” [Artists’ looks. Contemporary works on the Shoah]. To discover from December 12, 2018 to February 10, 2019.
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.
#Colorful, the exhibition at the Street Art Alley gallery
From December 13, 2018 to February 13, 2019 Street Art Alley gallery dedicates an exhibition to artists Ernesto Novo and Skio, #Colorful.
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.
‘Guilty Pleasure’ exhibition by Ellen von Unwerth at Paris La Hune
La Hune reopens, a year after a fire that damaged the walls and all its content. On the occasion, La Hune presents the sensual and free work of German photographer, Ellen von Unwerth through an exhibition running from November 14, 2018 to February 14, 2019 called ‘Guilty Pleasure’.
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.
Japon-Japonismes at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs dedicates a compelling exhibition to Objetcs inspired by Japan from 1867-2018. Over 1400 items have been gathered in a 2,200-sqm area for a wonderful travel through the history of Japanese art; to experience from November 15, 2018 to March 3, 2019.
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.
Paysages d’architecture par Raymond Depardon at the Musée de la Carte à Jouer
The Musée de la Carte à Jouer – set in Issy-les-Moulineaux (92) – houses a very beautiful photo exhibition by Raymond Depardon: “Paysages d’architecture” to be visited from December 5, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
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…!
And to stay on course, don’t hesitate to have a look at our guide of the most expected exhibitions in 2019 in Paris!