The best exhibitions in Paris this January 2021

Published by Elodie D. · Photos by My B. · Published on 1 August 2020 at 22h13 · Updated on 5 August 2020 at 19h01
What exhibition should we visit in January 2021 in Paris? The Morozov collection, the Taharqa pharaoh exhibition and the Matisse exhibition, all the trending exhibitions expect you. Discover them now!

In January 2021, new exhibitions are coming to Parisian museums, some may end, some may continue. We offer you to discover the exhibitions you should not miss in January and we give you a preview of the next art events you should expect in the coming weeks…

January 2021’s major events:

Divas, l'exposition événement à l'Institut du Monde ArabeDivas, l'exposition événement à l'Institut du Monde ArabeDivas, l'exposition événement à l'Institut du Monde ArabeDivas, l'exposition événement à l'Institut du Monde Arabe Divas, the compelling exhibition at the Arab World Institute
The Arab World Institute takes out glitters and rhinestones to welcome “Divas from Oum Kalthoum to Dalida”. Running from January 27 to July 25, 2021, the compelling exhibition displays the greatest female Arab artists in the 20th century.

Visuel Paris musée d'OrsayVisuel Paris musée d'OrsayVisuel Paris musée d'OrsayVisuel Paris musée d'Orsay The origins of the world in Darwin’s century, the exhibition at Paris Musée d’Orsay, new dates
From November 10, 2020 to February 14, 2021, 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.

Matisse fête ses 150 ans au Centre PompidouMatisse fête ses 150 ans au Centre PompidouMatisse fête ses 150 ans au Centre PompidouMatisse fête ses 150 ans au Centre Pompidou The Matisse exhibition at Centre Pompidou postponed to October 2020
Centre Pompidou pays tribute to the artist with an exceptional and original exhibition focusing on the relationship between the painter and literature. Initially expected to run from May 13 to August 31, 2020, the exhibition is to be discovered from October 21, 2020 to February 22, 2021.

La collection Morozov à la Fondation Louis VuittonLa collection Morozov à la Fondation Louis VuittonLa collection Morozov à la Fondation Louis VuittonLa collection Morozov à la Fondation Louis Vuitton The Collection Morozov at Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton
From October 13, 2020 to August 31, 2021, the Fondation Louis Vuitton invites you to discover a super exhibition focusing on the collection Morozov. An exhibition focusing on French and Russian works of art gathered in the early 20th century by two Moscow patrons and collections, Mikhaïl and Ivan Morozov.

Retrospectives to see in Paris in January 2021:

Girault de Prangey, photographe, l'exposition au Musée d'OrsayGirault de Prangey, photographe, l'exposition au Musée d'OrsayGirault de Prangey, photographe, l'exposition au Musée d'OrsayGirault de Prangey, photographe, l'exposition au Musée d'Orsay Girault de Prangey – Photographer, the exhibition at Paris Musée d’Orsay
Paris Musée d’Orsay invites you from November 3, 2020 to February 7, 2021 to discover the latest exhibition, Girault de Prangey – Photographer. A retrospective on the career of one of the greatest names of the debuts of photography in France.

Man Ray et la Mode, l'exposition au Musée du LuxembourgMan Ray et la Mode, l'exposition au Musée du LuxembourgMan Ray et la Mode, l'exposition au Musée du LuxembourgMan Ray et la Mode, l'exposition au Musée du Luxembourg Man Ray et la Mode, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Luxembourg opens in September
The Musée du Luxembourg devotes an exhibition to Man Ray and fashion photography from September 23, 2020 to January 17, 2021. An artist already highlighted by the Grand Palais for a retrospective in 1998 and the Pinacothèque in 2008. Initially planned for early April, we will have to be patient a little longer to be finally able to discover the wonders this exhibition contains...

Albrecht Altdorfer, l'exposition au Musée du LouvreAlbrecht Altdorfer, l'exposition au Musée du LouvreAlbrecht Altdorfer, l'exposition au Musée du LouvreAlbrecht Altdorfer, l'exposition au Musée du Louvre Albrecht Altdorfer, the exhibition at the Louvre in October 2020
The Louvre invites German painting fans to discover an exhibition about Albrecht Altdorfer. The occasion to discover this major artist from the German Renaissance, with focus on big orders such as from Emperor Maximilian, and goldsmithery, landscaping and architecture where Altdorfer has been a pioneer. The exhibition is postponed to October 2020.

Sarah Moon, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisSarah Moon, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisSarah Moon, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisSarah Moon, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris Sarah Moon, the retrospective at Paris Museum of Modern Art
Paris Museum of Modern Art gives pride of place to Sarah Moon dedicating her, her first retrospective in a museum. From September 18, 2020 to January 10, 2021, the exhibition shines a light on the genius of this fashion photographer mixing photographs and movies. To see asap!

Hubert Duprat, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisHubert Duprat, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisHubert Duprat, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisHubert Duprat, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris Hubert Duprat, the retrospective at Paris Museum of Modern Art
For the first time, Hubert Duprat exhibits his private collection at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris. From September 18, 2020 to January 10, 2021, discover this retrospective gathering over 2000 objects, photos and engravings, surprising and unexpected works.

Léon Spilliaert, une exposition entre lumière et solitude au musée d'OrsayLéon Spilliaert, une exposition entre lumière et solitude au musée d'OrsayLéon Spilliaert, une exposition entre lumière et solitude au musée d'OrsayLéon Spilliaert, une exposition entre lumière et solitude au musée d'Orsay Leon Spilliaert, an exhibition between light and solitude at Paris Musée d’Orsay
The Musée d’Orsay pays tribute to painter Léon Spilliaert by displaying from October 13, 2020 to January 10, 2021 ‘Light and Solitude’. Over 90 works of art highlight the artist’s special style at the limits of different painting movements.

Aubrey Beardsley, la rétrospective au musée d'OrsayAubrey Beardsley, la rétrospective au musée d'OrsayAubrey Beardsley, la rétrospective au musée d'OrsayAubrey Beardsley, la rétrospective au musée d'Orsay Aubrey Beardsley, the retrospective at Paris Musée d’Orsay: new dates
Paris Musée d’Orsay pays tribute to English drawer and illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. Running from October 13, 2020 to January 10, 2021, the exhibition presents original drawings displayed for the first time in France. About a hundred works expects you in this exclusive retrospective.

Matisse fête ses 150 ans au Centre PompidouMatisse fête ses 150 ans au Centre PompidouMatisse fête ses 150 ans au Centre PompidouMatisse fête ses 150 ans au Centre Pompidou The Matisse exhibition at Centre Pompidou postponed to October 2020
Centre Pompidou pays tribute to the artist with an exceptional and original exhibition focusing on the relationship between the painter and literature. Initially expected to run from May 13 to August 31, 2020, the exhibition is to be discovered from October 21, 2020 to February 22, 2021.

Turner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart AndréTurner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart AndréTurner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart AndréTurner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate au musée Jacquemart André Coronavirus: the Turner exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André reopens in May
Despite coronavirus, Paris Musée Jacquemart-André proposes its great retrospective around work by British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner with the “Turner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate” exhibition, running again from May 26 to January 11, 202 in partnership with London’s Tate. The exhibition is also available on line for a virtual tour.

François-Auguste Biard, le peintre voyageur à la Maison de Victor HugoFrançois-Auguste Biard, le peintre voyageur à la Maison de Victor HugoFrançois-Auguste Biard, le peintre voyageur à la Maison de Victor HugoFrançois-Auguste Biard, le peintre voyageur à la Maison de Victor Hugo François-Auguste Biard, the traveling painter, at Victor Hugo’s House
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 from November 5, 2020 to March 5, 2021.

Harper’s Bazaar, l'exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsHarper’s Bazaar, l'exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsHarper’s Bazaar, l'exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsHarper’s Bazaar, l'exposition au Musée des Arts Décoratifs 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, running from October 22, 2020 to April 4, 2021, this exhibition offers us an overview on the genius designer’s career, an absolute icon in the fashion world.

Gabrielle Chanel, l'exposition du Palais Galliera après sa réouvertureGabrielle Chanel, l'exposition du Palais Galliera après sa réouvertureGabrielle Chanel, l'exposition du Palais Galliera après sa réouvertureGabrielle Chanel, l'exposition du Palais Galliera après sa réouverture Gabrielle Chanel, the exhibition at the Palais Galliera: new dates
Paris Palais Galliera presents its first retrospective devoted to Gabrielle Chanel for its reopening on October 1, 2020. The “Gabrielle Chanel, manifeste de mode” exhibition pays tribute to the iconic designer until March 14, 2021.

Contemporary art exhibitions to see in January 2021 in Paris:

Hubert Duprat, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisHubert Duprat, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisHubert Duprat, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisHubert Duprat, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris Hubert Duprat, the retrospective at Paris Museum of Modern Art
For the first time, Hubert Duprat exhibits his private collection at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris. From September 18, 2020 to January 10, 2021, discover this retrospective gathering over 2000 objects, photos and engravings, surprising and unexpected works.

Man Ray et la Mode, l'exposition au Musée du LuxembourgMan Ray et la Mode, l'exposition au Musée du LuxembourgMan Ray et la Mode, l'exposition au Musée du LuxembourgMan Ray et la Mode, l'exposition au Musée du Luxembourg Man Ray et la Mode, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Luxembourg opens in September
The Musée du Luxembourg devotes an exhibition to Man Ray and fashion photography from September 23, 2020 to January 17, 2021. An artist already highlighted by the Grand Palais for a retrospective in 1998 and the Pinacothèque in 2008. Initially planned for early April, we will have to be patient a little longer to be finally able to discover the wonders this exhibition contains...

Photo exhibitions to see in January 2021 in Paris:

Girault de Prangey, photographe, l'exposition au Musée d'OrsayGirault de Prangey, photographe, l'exposition au Musée d'OrsayGirault de Prangey, photographe, l'exposition au Musée d'OrsayGirault de Prangey, photographe, l'exposition au Musée d'Orsay Girault de Prangey – Photographer, the exhibition at Paris Musée d’Orsay
Paris Musée d’Orsay invites you from November 3, 2020 to February 7, 2021 to discover the latest exhibition, Girault de Prangey – Photographer. A retrospective on the career of one of the greatest names of the debuts of photography in France.

Sarah Moon, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisSarah Moon, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisSarah Moon, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de ParisSarah Moon, la rétrospective au Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris Sarah Moon, the retrospective at Paris Museum of Modern Art
Paris Museum of Modern Art gives pride of place to Sarah Moon dedicating her, her first retrospective in a museum. From September 18, 2020 to January 10, 2021, the exhibition shines a light on the genius of this fashion photographer mixing photographs and movies. To see asap!

Themed exhibitions to see in January 2021 in Paris:

Visuel Paris musée d'OrsayVisuel Paris musée d'OrsayVisuel Paris musée d'OrsayVisuel Paris musée d'Orsay The origins of the world in Darwin’s century, the exhibition at Paris Musée d’Orsay, new dates
From November 10, 2020 to February 14, 2021, 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.

Luxes, l'exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsLuxes, l'exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsLuxes, l'exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsLuxes, l'exposition au Musée des Arts Décoratifs Luxes, the exhibition at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Luxuries are displayed from October 14, 2020 to May 2, 2021 at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs. With this exhibition, the museum intends to show the evolution of luxury over time, from the pearl of Abu Dhabi to the coveted item passed on from generations to generations, via spices, tulips and Chanel little black dress. All in all, 100 exceptional pieces to find in rooms usually closed to the public.

L'Empire des sens, l'exposition érotique au musée Cognacq-JayL'Empire des sens, l'exposition érotique au musée Cognacq-JayL'Empire des sens, l'exposition érotique au musée Cognacq-JayL'Empire des sens, l'exposition érotique au musée Cognacq-Jay L’Empire des Sens, the erotic exhibition at Paris Musée Cognacq-Jay
The “L’Empire des Sens. De François Boucher à Jean-Baptiste Greuze” exhibition gives an erotic touch to the Musée Cognacq-Jay. From December 2, 2020 to March 28, 2021, be aroused by the painters from the 18th century.

La collection Morozov à la Fondation Louis VuittonLa collection Morozov à la Fondation Louis VuittonLa collection Morozov à la Fondation Louis VuittonLa collection Morozov à la Fondation Louis Vuitton The Collection Morozov at Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton
From October 13, 2020 to August 31, 2021, the Fondation Louis Vuitton invites you to discover a super exhibition focusing on the collection Morozov. An exhibition focusing on French and Russian works of art gathered in the early 20th century by two Moscow patrons and collections, Mikhaïl and Ivan Morozov.

Visuel Paris Musée du LouvreVisuel Paris Musée du LouvreVisuel Paris Musée du LouvreVisuel Paris Musée du Louvre The Advent of the Artist, the Louvre’s Petite Galerie’s exhibition – reopening and extra time
The Louvre is dedicating an exhibition to the Advent of the Artist in the Petite Galerie. Halted by the coronavirus epidemic, it will resume from July 6, 2020 and is extended to June 2021. Adapted to all, this display will get you accustomed to all “features” used by artists over time.

De Hiroshige à Kuniyoshi, l'exposition au Musée Cernuschi (VISUELS EN ATTENTE DE VALIDATION)De Hiroshige à Kuniyoshi, l'exposition au Musée Cernuschi (VISUELS EN ATTENTE DE VALIDATION)De Hiroshige à Kuniyoshi, l'exposition au Musée Cernuschi (VISUELS EN ATTENTE DE VALIDATION)De Hiroshige à Kuniyoshi, l'exposition au Musée Cernuschi (VISUELS EN ATTENTE DE VALIDATION) From Hiroshige to Kuniyoshi, the exhibition at Paris Musée Cernuschi
Japanese etching fans are expected from October 16, 2020 to January 17, 2021 at the Musée Cernuschi in Paris to discover the “From Hiroshige to Kuniyoshi, the sixty-nine Kisokaido stops” exhibition.

Les Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique, l'exposition au Musée du Quai BranlyLes Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique, l'exposition au Musée du Quai BranlyLes Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique, l'exposition au Musée du Quai BranlyLes Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique, l'exposition au Musée du Quai Branly The Olmecs and the Cultures of the Gulf of Mexico, the exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly, new dates
Art enthusiasts are expected at the Musée du Quai Branly to discover the museum’s latest exhibition, at the Mezzanine Est, running from Otcober 9, 2020 to July 25, 2021 and called “The Olmecs and the Cultures of the Gulf of Mexico”. The occasion to learn more about the Olmec civilization and the little-known world of the pre-Colombian cultures of the Gulf of Mexico.

La collection Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière arrive au Musée du Quai BranlyLa collection Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière arrive au Musée du Quai BranlyLa collection Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière arrive au Musée du Quai BranlyLa collection Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière arrive au Musée du Quai Branly The Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière collection is coming to Paris Musée du Quai Branly
The Musée du Quai Branly widens it exhibition spaces to present 36 works from the Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière collection starting from November 26, 2020. Valued to 52 million euros, Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière’s donation is the biggest donation of African and Oceanian works of art since 1945.

Historic exhibitions to see in January 2021 in Paris:

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Scientific and playful exhibitions to see in January 2021 in Paris:

Exposition Espions à la Cité des Sciences Exposition Espions à la Cité des Sciences Exposition Espions à la Cité des Sciences Exposition Espions à la Cité des Sciences Espions, the spy exhibition at Paris Cité des Sciences - reopening and extra time
Become a spy with Paris Cité des Sciences! In partnership with the national intelligence services and French TV series Le Bureau des Légendes [The Bureau], let’s put on the shoes of an agent who has to investigate a nuclear test abroad. The exhibition is back on June 27, 2020 and extended to August 1, 2021.

Mad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photosMad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photosMad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photosMad Dimension, le nouveau musée immersif 100 % instagrammable : nos photos Mad Dimension, the new immersive and 100% Insta-worthy museum reopens
Alert, this is an event in Paris! The Mad Dimension is the latest and buzzing museum that is 100% immersive and 100% Insta-worthy. This temporary museum reopens from June 6, 2020 and has wonderful surprises in store. Book your session and enjoy an exclusive experience.

Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos Le Musée de l'Illusion - les photos The Museum of Illusions opens in Paris
The Museum of Illusions opens in Paris 1st arrondissement. Starting December 20, 2019 come and live a unique and playful experience with your family! Dive into a fascinating world shaking your senses up… A multisensory visit you really don’t want to miss.

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Dates and Opening Time
From 1 January 2021 to 31 January 2021

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