The best exhibitions in Paris this January 2020

Published by Cécile D. · Photos by My B. · Published on 30 December 2019 at 11h00 · Updated on 22 January 2020 at 15h55
What exhibition should we visit in January 2020 in Paris? We’ve prepared you a nice and little guide with the best exhibitions of the moment, the exhibitions starting in January and the art shows so that you won’t miss anything.

In January 2020, new exhibitions are coming to Parisian museums, some may end, some may continue. 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 2020’s major events:

Les 100 ans de Pierre Soulages au Centre PompidouLes 100 ans de Pierre Soulages au Centre PompidouLes 100 ans de Pierre Soulages au Centre PompidouLes 100 ans de Pierre Soulages au Centre Pompidou Pierre Soulages, the exhibition celebrating his 100th birthday at Paris Centre Pomidou
Centre Pompidou celebrates Pierre Soulages’ 100th birthday with the “Soulages et le musée national d’art moderne” (Soulages and the National Museum of Modern Art) exhibition. Rediscover this modern artist dear to Centre Pomidou through 14 works displayed from December 11, 2019 to March 9, 2020.

Vampires, de Dracula à Buffy, l'exposition à la CinémathèqueVampires, de Dracula à Buffy, l'exposition à la CinémathèqueVampires, de Dracula à Buffy, l'exposition à la CinémathèqueVampires, de Dracula à Buffy, l'exposition à la CinémathèqueVampires, from Dracula to Buffy, the exhibition at Paris Cinémathèque
Vampire and Dracula fans are expected from October 9, 2019 to January 19, 2020 at Paris Cinémathèque in the 12th arrondissement to discover a compelling exhibition devoted to bloodsuckers in movies, series and paintings. From Dracula to Buffy, discover the universe of these creatures as mythical as mystical.

Retrospectives to see in Paris in January 2020:

Retrospective Richard Linklater au Centre PompidouRetrospective Richard Linklater au Centre PompidouRetrospective Richard Linklater au Centre PompidouRetrospective Richard Linklater au Centre Pompidou Richard Linklater retrospective at Centre Pompidou
With the Festival d’Automne in Paris, Centre Pompidou invites from November 25, 2019 to January 6, 2020, filmmaker Richard Linklater. For the first time, a retrospective about all his movies is displayed around one common theme: time.

Exposition Barbara Hepworth au Musée RodinExposition Barbara Hepworth au Musée RodinExposition Barbara Hepworth au Musée RodinExposition Barbara Hepworth au Musée Rodin Barbara Hepworth exhibition at Paris Musée Rodin: our pictures
From November 5, 2019 to March 22, 2020 Paris Musée Rodin invites art lovers to discover an exhibition about sculptor Barbara Hepworth. Let's discover the career of the artist. You know you don't want to miss it!

Christian Boltanski, le Terril Grand-Hornu, 2015Christian Boltanski, le Terril Grand-Hornu, 2015Christian Boltanski, le Terril Grand-Hornu, 2015Christian Boltanski, le Terril Grand-Hornu, 2015 Christian Boltanski exhibition at Paris Centre Pompidou - Pictures
From November 13, 2019 to March 16, 2020, Paris Centre Pompidou welcomes Christian Boltanski for a compelling exhibition named ”Faire son Temps”. An exhibition with a strong symbol questionning life, death and the long path that life is!

Exposition Félix Fénéon au Musée de l'OrangerieExposition Félix Fénéon au Musée de l'OrangerieExposition Félix Fénéon au Musée de l'OrangerieExposition Félix Fénéon au Musée de l'Orangerie Félix Fénéon exhibition at Paris Musée de l’Orangerie
The Musée de l’Orangerie devotes an exhibition to collection Félix Fénéon, called “Felix Fénéon (1861-1944). The modern times, from Seurat to Matisse” and running from October 16, 2019 to January 27, 2020. A retrospective echoing the one displayed at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in May 2019.

Collection Helena Rubinstein au musée du Quai Branly, nos photosCollection Helena Rubinstein au musée du Quai Branly, nos photosCollection Helena Rubinstein au musée du Quai Branly, nos photosCollection Helena Rubinstein au musée du Quai Branly, nos photos Helena Rubinstein’s collection at Paris Musée du Quai Branly, our pictures
From November 5, 2019 to June 28, 2020 Paris Musée du Quai Branly devotes a wonderful exhibition to Helena Rubinstein’s art collection. Including 60 primitive sculptures, portraits and art objects, this exhibition offers an original approach of art as seen by a passionate woman who was interested in what others considered to be ugly.

Exposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photos Van Gogh, La Nuit Etoilée: the immersive exhibition at Paris Atelier des Lumières, extra time
From February 22, 2019 to January 5, 2020 Paris Atelier des Lumières takes us to a new immersive exhibition focusing on Van Gogh’s universe. For 35 minutes, we roam around Van Gogh’s most beautiful paintings, rediscovering this poorly received genius back in the days. His story, his brushstroke and his evolution are unveiled. We also discover his ”Dreamed Japan”, a dive into the heat of Japanese tales and decors, a magical moment you don't want to miss.

Exposition Tableaux Magiques au Musée PicassoExposition Tableaux Magiques au Musée PicassoExposition Tableaux Magiques au Musée PicassoExposition Tableaux Magiques au Musée Picasso Picasso, magical paintings at Paris Musée Picasso - our pictures
Paris Musée Picasso devotes a very beautiful exhibition to Picasso’s “Tableaux Magiques” [Magical Paintings] from October 1, 2019 to February 23, 2020. These magical paintings have been painted between summer 1926 and spring 1930 and are portraits inspired by extra-occidental art and sign the first lights of cubism! from October 1, 2019 to February 23, 2020. These magical paintings have been painted between summer 1926 and spring 1930 and are portraits inspired by extra-occidental art and sign the first lights of cubism!"|image="gauche"]

Exposition Tolkien à la BNFExposition Tolkien à la BNFExposition Tolkien à la BNFExposition Tolkien à la BNF Tolkien, the compelling exhibition at Paris BnF - pictures
J.R.R. Tolkien fans can smile! The Bibliothèque Nationale de France has announced an immersive retrospective around Tolkien’s work, famous for creating – among others – the Hobbit universe. Meet from October 22, 2019 to February 16, 2020.

Degas à l'Opéra, l'exposition au Musée d'OrsayDegas à l'Opéra, l'exposition au Musée d'OrsayDegas à l'Opéra, l'exposition au Musée d'OrsayDegas à l'Opéra, l'exposition au Musée d'Orsay Degas at the Opera, the exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay - Photos
Degas at the Opera, the exhibition displayed from September 24, 2019 to January 19, 2020 by the Musée d’Orsay takes us to his “own room” as part of the 350th anniversary of the Paris Opera. We must say that Edgar Degas was fascinated by the Opera and loved painting the life of this universe!

Bacon en toute lettre, l'exposition au Centre PompidouBacon en toute lettre, l'exposition au Centre PompidouBacon en toute lettre, l'exposition au Centre PompidouBacon en toute lettre, l'exposition au Centre Pompidou Francis Bacon exhibition at Paris Centre Pompidou
From September 11, 2019 to January 20, 2020 Paris Centre Pompidou dedicates an exhibition to British artist Francis Bacon. A retrospective focusing mainly on the relationship between his works and his literary interests.

Charlie Chaplin, l'homme orchestre, l'exposition à la PhilharmonieCharlie Chaplin, l'homme orchestre, l'exposition à la PhilharmonieCharlie Chaplin, l'homme orchestre, l'exposition à la PhilharmonieCharlie Chaplin, l'homme orchestre, l'exposition à la Philharmonie Charlie Chaplin, the one-man band, the exhibition at Paris Philharmonie
Charlie Chaplin is given pride of place at Paris Philharmonie from October 11, 2019 to January 26, 2020 with a superb exhibition. A wonderful occasion to discover a musical portrait of Charlie Chaplin!

Exposition Mondrian au Musée Marmottan MonetExposition Mondrian au Musée Marmottan MonetExposition Mondrian au Musée Marmottan MonetExposition Mondrian au Musée Marmottan Monet The Figurative Mondrian, the exhibition at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet is on
The Figurative Mondrian is given pride of place from September 12, 2019 to January 26, 2020 at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet. On the occasion, 67 works by Piet Mondrian are brought together including half being displayed for the first time in Paris. You’ll have “Molen Mill: Mill in Sunlight” (1908) leaving the Netherlands for the last time! What an event!

Du Douanier Rousseau à Séraphine, les naïfs au musée MaillolDu Douanier Rousseau à Séraphine, les naïfs au musée MaillolDu Douanier Rousseau à Séraphine, les naïfs au musée MaillolDu Douanier Rousseau à Séraphine, les naïfs au musée Maillol From the Douanier Rousseau to Séraphine. The Great Naïve Masters. The exhibition at Paris Musée Maillol - Extra time
The Great Naïve Masters are coming from September 11, 2019 to February 23, 2020 at the Musée Maillol for the “From the Douanier Rousseau to Séraphine. The Great Naïve Masters” exhibition. It offers us a wonderful discover of the naive masters, self-made artists, who started to paint between the two world wars.

Charlotte Perriand à la Fondation VuittonCharlotte Perriand à la Fondation VuittonCharlotte Perriand à la Fondation VuittonCharlotte Perriand à la Fondation Vuitton Charlotte Perriand at Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton - Pictures
From October 2, 2019 to February 24, 2020 Charlotte Perriand is given pride of place at Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton. You can discover the career of a committed woman, forerunning our time.

Free exhibitions to see in January 2020 in Paris:

TEKKAL, Couleurs de Corée, l'exposition au Centre Culturel CoréenTEKKAL, Couleurs de Corée, l'exposition au Centre Culturel CoréenTEKKAL, Couleurs de Corée, l'exposition au Centre Culturel CoréenTEKKAL, Couleurs de Corée, l'exposition au Centre Culturel Coréen TEKKAL, Couleurs de Corée, the exhibition at the Korean Culture Center, our pictures
On the occasion of its inauguration, the Korean Culture Center invites Asian art fans to discover TEKKAL, Couleurs de Corée (TEKKAL, Colors of Korea), from November 20, 2019 to February 14, 2020, an exhibition focusing on the meaning and use of colors in Korean’s lives and culture. The occasion to discover how colors influence Koreans’ lives as well as art and contemporary creation.

Calais, témoigner de la Jungle, l'expo photo au Centre PompidouCalais, témoigner de la Jungle, l'expo photo au Centre PompidouCalais, témoigner de la Jungle, l'expo photo au Centre PompidouCalais, témoigner de la Jungle, l'expo photo au Centre Pompidou Photo-exhibition about the Calais Jungle at Paris Centre Pompidou
Calais, témoigner de la Jungle [Calais, testifying the Jungle] is the meaningful photo exhibition that Centre Pompidou offers us from October 16, 2019 to February 24, 2020. By inviting the AFTP, photographer Bruno Serralongue (author of a photo documentary about the Calais Jungle) and the inhabitants of the camp, in the heart of this exile crisis, Centre Pompidou delivers a strong testimony about the contemporary history of France. is the meaningful photo exhibition that Centre Pompidou offers us from October 16, 2019 to February 24, 2020. By inviting the AFTP, photographer Bruno Serralongue (author of a photo documentary about the Calais Jungle) and the inhabitants of the camp, in the heart of this exile crisis, Centre Pompidou delivers a strong testimony about the contemporary history of France."|image="gauche"]

Themed exhibitions to see in January 2020 in Paris:

Frapper le fer, l'exposition au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photosFrapper le fer, l'exposition au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photosFrapper le fer, l'exposition au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photosFrapper le fer, l'exposition au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photos “Striking Iron, the Art of African Blacksmiths” exhibition at Paris Musée du Quai Branly, ous pictures
From November 19, 2019 to March 29, 2020, Paris Musée du Quai Branly unveils about 230 works made of wrought irons and between the 17th century and the contemporary era, coming from about fifteen African countries.

Chine 1948/49-1958, l'exposition à la Fondation Cartier-BressonChine 1948/49-1958, l'exposition à la Fondation Cartier-BressonChine 1948/49-1958, l'exposition à la Fondation Cartier-BressonChine 1948/49-1958, l'exposition à la Fondation Cartier-Bresson Chine 1948/49-1958, the exhibition at Paris Cartier-Bresson Foundation
Set in Paris Marais neighborhood, the Cartier-Bresson Foundation welcomes the “Chine 1948/49-1958” exhibition from October 15, 2019 to February 2, 2020.

Officier & Gentleman au XIXe siècle, l'exposition au musée du LouvreOfficier & Gentleman au XIXe siècle, l'exposition au musée du LouvreOfficier & Gentleman au XIXe siècle, l'exposition au musée du LouvreOfficier & Gentleman au XIXe siècle, l'exposition au musée du Louvre Officer & Gentleman in the 19th century, the exhibition at the Louvre
From November 7, 2019 to February 10, 2020 the Louvre devotes an exhibition to Horace His de La Salle’s collection. Called “Officier & Gentleman au XIXe siècle” [Officer & Gentleman in the 19th century], this is the occasion to discover one of the most generous art collectors of his time., this is the occasion to discover one of the most generous art collectors of his time."|image="gauche"]

Exposition Léonard de Vinci au Louvre, les photosExposition Léonard de Vinci au Louvre, les photosExposition Léonard de Vinci au Louvre, les photosExposition Léonard de Vinci au Louvre, les photos Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre - Pictures !
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 with the wonderful display of 140 works around the 5 paintings of the master the museum already owns. The exhibition already sounds like a success with over 150,000 tickets sold before the opening of the exhibit on October 24, 2019. Don't forget to get your tickets, you'll need them to go to the Louvre!

La collection Alana au musée Jacquemart-AndréLa collection Alana au musée Jacquemart-AndréLa collection Alana au musée Jacquemart-AndréLa collection Alana au musée Jacquemart-André Italian masterpieces from the Alana Collection at Paris Musée Jacquemart-André - Pictures
From September 13, 2019 to January 20, 2020, the Collection Alana unveils its Italian masterpiece paintings. Fra Angelico, Bellini, Tintoretto, Veronese, this fall 2019, we’re about to walk 5 centuries of painting, from the Italian Renaissance to the paintings of the 17th century thanks to 75 exceptional paintings.

Historic exhibitions to see in January 2020 in Paris:

La Marquise Acornati Visconti, une femme libre en exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsLa Marquise Acornati Visconti, une femme libre en exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsLa Marquise Acornati Visconti, une femme libre en exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsLa Marquise Acornati Visconti, une femme libre en exposition au Musée des Arts Décoratifs La Marquise Acornati Visconti, une femme libre, the exhibition at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs
From December 13, 2019 to March 15, 2020 the Musée des Arts Décoratifs pays tribute to one of its benefactors with the “La Marquise Acornati Visconti. Femme libre et mécène d’exception” (The Marquessa Acornati Visconti. Free woman and exceptional sponsor) exhibition. The collection displayed gives an interesting overview on art items.

Mystérieux coffrets, l'exposition au Musée de ClunyMystérieux coffrets, l'exposition au Musée de ClunyMystérieux coffrets, l'exposition au Musée de ClunyMystérieux coffrets, l'exposition au Musée de Cluny Mystérieux coffrets, the exhibition at Paris Musée de Cluny
Paris Musée de Cluny invites engravings fans and other history enthusiasts to come and discover the “Mystérieux Coffrets: Estampes au temps de la Dame à la Licorne” [Mysterious Chests: Engravings at the age of The Lady and the Unicorn] exhibition from September 18, 2019 to January 6, 2020. A retrospective making us follow the steps of Jean d’Ypres, the painter who painted the studies of the famous hanging exhibited at the museum and of which some elements are found on different chests. exhibition from September 18, 2019 to January 6, 2020. A retrospective making us follow the steps of Jean d’Ypres, the painter who painted the studies of the famous hanging exhibited at the museum and of which some elements are found on different chests."|image="gauche"]

L’âge d’or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du LuxembourgL’âge d’or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du LuxembourgL’âge d’or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du LuxembourgL’âge d’or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du Luxembourg 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.

Les canons de l'élégance au Musée de l'ArméeLes canons de l'élégance au Musée de l'ArméeLes canons de l'élégance au Musée de l'ArméeLes canons de l'élégance au Musée de l'Armée Les Canons de l’élégance 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. exhibition."|image="gauche"]

Contemporary exhibitions to see in January 2020 in Paris:

Somuk, l'exposition au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photosSomuk, l'exposition au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photosSomuk, l'exposition au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photosSomuk, l'exposition au Musée du Quai Branly, nos photos Somuk, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Quai Branly, our pictures
From November 19, 2019 to March 8, 2020 the Musée du Quai Branly invites modern art enthusiasts to discover an exhibition about an artist from New Caledonia, Somuk. The occasion to learn more about the universe of this political leader and modern artist with works each more peculiar than the last.

Versailles Revival, l’exposition de la renaissance du château - photosVersailles Revival, l’exposition de la renaissance du château - photosVersailles Revival, l’exposition de la renaissance du château - photosVersailles Revival, l’exposition de la renaissance du château - photos Versailles Revival 1867-1937 exhibition at the Palace of Versailles, our pictures
From November 19, 2019 to March 15, 2020 the Versailles Revival exhibition at the Palace of Versailles returns on a specific period of time of the life at the palace. In the late 19th century, the Palace of Versailles was the topic for many paintings, books, photographs. And yet, it’s also a criticized period since the palace is now a historic museum. Let’s return on this period of tensions at the Palace of Versailles.

Kiki Smith, l'exposition à la Monnaie de ParisKiki Smith, l'exposition à la Monnaie de ParisKiki Smith, l'exposition à la Monnaie de ParisKiki Smith, l'exposition à la Monnaie de Paris Kiki Smith, the exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris
Kiki Smith at the Monnaie de Paris, this is the compelling exhibition you don’t want to miss from October 18, 2019 to February 9, 2020. For this first event and monographic exhibition, the artist takes over the historic monument with 100 works so that you can discover her productions from 1980 to nowadays.

Futur, Ancien, Fugitif, l'exposition au Palais de Tokyo - nos photosFutur, Ancien, Fugitif, l'exposition au Palais de Tokyo - nos photosFutur, Ancien, Fugitif, l'exposition au Palais de Tokyo - nos photosFutur, Ancien, Fugitif, l'exposition au Palais de Tokyo - nos photos Futur, Ancien, Fugitif, the exhibition at Paris Palais de Tokyo - Our pictures
From October 16, 2019 to January 5, 2020 Palais de Tokyo invites contemporary art loves to come and discover its exhibition called “Futur, Ancien, Fugitif” [Future, Ancient, Fugitive].."|image="gauche"]

Christodoulos Panayiotou, l'exposition au musée d'OrsayChristodoulos Panayiotou, l'exposition au musée d'OrsayChristodoulos Panayiotou, l'exposition au musée d'OrsayChristodoulos Panayiotou, l'exposition au musée d'Orsay Christodoulos Panayiotou, the exhibition at Paris Musée d’Orsay
Set in Paris 7th arrondissement, the Musée d’Orsay welcomes artist Christodoulos Panayiotou for a temporary exhibition to discover from October 19, 2019 to January 12, 2020.

Photo exhibitions to see in January 2020 in Paris:

Calais, témoigner de la Jungle, l'expo photo au Centre PompidouCalais, témoigner de la Jungle, l'expo photo au Centre PompidouCalais, témoigner de la Jungle, l'expo photo au Centre PompidouCalais, témoigner de la Jungle, l'expo photo au Centre Pompidou Photo-exhibition about the Calais Jungle at Paris Centre Pompidou
Calais, témoigner de la Jungle [Calais, testifying the Jungle] is the meaningful photo exhibition that Centre Pompidou offers us from October 16, 2019 to February 24, 2020. By inviting the AFTP, photographer Bruno Serralongue (author of a photo documentary about the Calais Jungle) and the inhabitants of the camp, in the heart of this exile crisis, Centre Pompidou delivers a strong testimony about the contemporary history of France. is the meaningful photo exhibition that Centre Pompidou offers us from October 16, 2019 to February 24, 2020. By inviting the AFTP, photographer Bruno Serralongue (author of a photo documentary about the Calais Jungle) and the inhabitants of the camp, in the heart of this exile crisis, Centre Pompidou delivers a strong testimony about the contemporary history of France."|image="gauche"]

L'Inde au miroir des photographes, l'exposition au musée GuimetL'Inde au miroir des photographes, l'exposition au musée GuimetL'Inde au miroir des photographes, l'exposition au musée GuimetL'Inde au miroir des photographes, l'exposition au musée Guimet L’Inde au miroir des Photographes, the exhibition at Paris Musée Guimet
Paris Musée Guimet paints a portrait of India with the “L’Inde au miroir des photographes” exhibition running from Wednesday November 6, 2019 to Monday February 17, 2020. Discover the pictures that make the grandiose image of this country in the eyes of Western people in the 19th century.

Scientific and playful exhibitions to see in January 2020 in Paris:

Chasse aux oeufs de Pâques 2019 au Palais de la DécouverteChasse aux oeufs de Pâques 2019 au Palais de la DécouverteChasse aux oeufs de Pâques 2019 au Palais de la DécouverteChasse aux oeufs de Pâques 2019 au Palais de la Découverte Magnétique exhibition at Paris Palais de la Découverte
From Tuesday November 5, 2019 to Sunday May 3, 2020, the Palais de la Découverte invites you to explore the magnetic world with an interactive exhibition. Be attracted to the universe of magnetism and experiment its surprising effects.

Océan, l'exposition à la Grande Galerie de l'EvolutionOcéan, l'exposition à la Grande Galerie de l'EvolutionOcéan, l'exposition à la Grande Galerie de l'EvolutionOcéan, l'exposition à la Grande Galerie de l'Evolution Océan at Paris Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, pictures
Océans,is the beautiful exhibition of the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle [National Museum of National History] running at the Evolution Gallery in Paris from April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition offers a surprising journey to the heart of an uncommon universe and promises to go even further than the only familiar faces of threatened sharks, whales and corals. running at the Evolution Gallery in Paris from April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition offers a surprising journey to the heart of an uncommon universe and promises to go even further than the only familiar faces of threatened sharks, whales and corals."|image="gauche"]

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Opening Time
From 1 January 2020 to 31 January 2020

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