The best exhibitions in Paris this February 2018

So, what are the new exhibitions awaiting us in Paris this February 2018? Let’s review the major exhibitions, the hidden exhibitions while giving you the free exhibitions (good deal obliges!). Relax and keep reading!

In February 2018, many exhibitions sign their last days, while some others are just getting started. We offer you to discover the major exhibitions in January and give you a look at the ones expecting you this coming weeks…

February 2018’s major events:

Saint Valentin 2018 : soirée Love au musée RodinValentine’s Day 2018 in Paris: Love Night at Musée Rodin
On Wednesday February 14, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Musée Rodin celebrates Valentine’s Day by offering a “Love Night”. Lovers are invited to have a stroll in the gardens and the museum under the spell of love, while listening to jazz music and muted light.

Delacroix et la Boixe, la conférence au Musée DelacroixDelacroix and La Boixe, the conference at Musée Delacroix
For its late opening on February 1, 2018, Musée Delacroix hosts a conference entitled “Delacroix et la Boixe” [Delacroix and La Boixe]. A conference focused on Delacroix and his family when they used to live in Maison des Gardes in La Boixe forest.

The new exhibitions to visit this February:

Les Mots dans les bulles, l'exposition manga à la Maison de la Culture du JaponLes Mots dans les bulles at Maison de la Culture du Japon
Manga has never been this successful in France today… And it’s without counting on Maison de la Culture du Japon to present an exhibition about this literary format and “translators’ continuing and passionate work”, entitled “Les Mots dans les Bulles” [The Words in Bubbles] and running from January 30 to February 3, 2018.

Van Gogh, Mondrian, Scheffer, Les Holandais à Paris au Petit PalaisVan Gogh, Mondrian, Scheffer, Dutch artists in Paris at Petit Palais
Petit Palais gives pride of place to Van Gogh, Mondrian and all Dutch artists who lived in Paris from 1789 to 1914 in a large exhibition running from February 6 to May 13, 2018. Through 115 works, this exhibition returns on a century of pictorial revolutions led by Dutch painters alongside French artists, intrigued by the City of lights.

Exposition Mille et une Orchidées 2017 au Jardin des PlantesA thousand and one orchids at Jardin des Plantes
From February 8 to March 5, 2018, Paris Jardin des Plantes exhibits its “Mille & une orchidées” [A Thousand and one orchids] again in its large greenhouses. Imagine, over 1000 plants of blossoming orchids, of a rare beauty and gathered in the wonderful tropical greenhouse of the Jardin des Plantes. A major exhibition for flower lovers!

Corot, le peintre et ses modèles au Musée Marmottan MonetCorot, the painter and his model at the Musée Marmottan
From February 8 to July 8, 2018, the Musée Marmottan reveals a hidden facet of Corot’s art, his figures. Exceptionally brought together, over 60 paintings mostly depicting women, a production the painter kept secret comes to tell us more about the impressionist artist’s career.

Sheila Hicks, l'art du textile au Centre PompidouSheila Hicks, the art of textile at Centre Pompidou
From February 7 to April 30, 2018, Centre Pompidou promotes textile artist Sheila Hicks through an exhibition. For 50 years of creation, Sheila Hicks shook up the codes of art by using varied fabric, wool, linen, cotton, products often reserved for stylists, to create often monumental and always colorful sculptures.

Discorde, Fille de la Nuit : la nouvelle saison du Palais de TokyoDiscorde, fille de la Nuit at the Palais de Tokyo (February 16 – May 13)
The Palais de Tokyo presents its new season for the year to come, called “Discorde, fille de la nuit”. A season full of exhibitions including Neïl Beloufa, George Henry Longly and Marianne Mispelaëre running from February 16 to May 13, 2018.

Daimyo, Seigneurs de la Guerre au Japon, l’exposition au musée GuimetDaimyo, Lords of War in Japan at Musée Guimet
Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet devotes an exhibition – in partnership with Palais de Tokyo – to Daimyos’ armors and characteristics, these powerful governors who reigned over Japan from the 12th century to the 19th century. A collection of goods to be discovered from February 16 to May 13, 2018.

Rétrospective David Goldblatt au Centre PompidouDavid Goldblatt retrospective at Centre Pompidou
From February 21 to May 7, 2018, Centre Pompidou offers an exhibition about David Goldblatt’s photographic work. A retrospective about his commitment and the retranscription of a hypersensitive social and political consciousness. The exhibition evolves around several major series of the photographer’s archives, as well as around French collections and the donation to Johannesburg’s Galerie Goodman.

The major exhibitions you shouldn’t miss:

César, l'exposition au Centre PompidouCésar, the retrospective at Paris Centre Pompidou
Major sculptor of the Nouveau Réalisme, César’s work is to be rediscovered from December 13, 2017 to March 23, 2018 at Paris Centre Pompidou. 20 years after his death, the artist from Marseilles is still in the news with its sculptures criticizing the society and our overconsumption. We love it!

Le MoMa à la Fondation Louis VuittonThe MoMA comes to Fondation Louis Vuitton
The world-famous Museum of Modern Art comes to Paris from October 11, 2017 to March 5, 2018 for an unparalleled event. For five months, over 200 works of art from the greatest museum of modern art in the world will be exhibited at Fondation Louis Vuitton for the greatest pleasure of art lovers!

Peintures des Lointains, l'exposition au musée du Quai BranlyPaintings from afar at the Musée du Quai Branly
For the first time since its creation, the Musée du Quai Branly presents its painting collection, 200 unique paintings that shows the look occidental artists had at the societies and peoples from afar. Matisse, Gauguin, Emile Bernard, the exhibition returns to the trips and meetings with European painters from the 18th century to the 20th century. To visit from January 30, 2018 to January 9, 2019.

Jean Fautrier, l'exposition au musée d'Art moderne de la ville de ParisJean Fautrier, the exhibition at the Musée d’art Moderne
From January 26 to May 20, 2018, Paris Musée d’Art Moderne dedicates a great exhibition to the painter Jean Fautrier (1898-1964). Through 160 works, we gladly rediscover this major and singular modern artist. Don’t miss it!

Les Météorites attérissent au Muséum nationalMeteorites at the Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle
Within the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, a beautiful exhibition about meteorites is held alongside dinosaurs’ skeletons. This is what awaits you from October 18, 2017 to June 10, 2018. Sometimes huge, sometimes small, from various materials, meteorites are displayed in a wonderful setting accessible to the (young) astronomy enthusiasts!

Dada Africa, l'exposition au musée de l'OrangerieDada Africa, the exhibition at Musée de l’Orangerie
The Musée de l’Orangerie, located in the Tuileries gardens, hosts a cross-disciplinary exhibition called “Dada Africa, Non-Western Sources and Influences”. From October 18, 2017 to February 19, 2018, it explores the relationship between the Dada movement and African, Amerindian and Asian arts.

L'art du pastel au Petit PalaisThe Art of Pastel, the exhibition at Petit Palais
Pastel enthusiasts are about to be happy. From September 15, 2017 to April 8, 2018, Paris Petit Palais exhibits about 130 pastels out of its collection, a complete overview of how this technique has been used from Impressionism to Symbolism.

Mali Twist, l'expo Malick Sidibé à la Fondation CartierMali Twist at the Fondation Cartier
From October 20, 2017 to February 28, 2018, the Fondation Cartier presents an exhibition about Malian photographer Malick Sidibé’s works. A retrospective paying tribute to the artist who died on April 14, 2016.

Here’s a beautiful and wide program awaiting you in February: and it’s good since, this winter, you want to find a warm place to find shelter and improve your knowledge…

Elodie D.
Last updated on 29 January 2018

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