In February 2019, 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 these coming weeks…
February 2019’s major events:
Art3f Paris 2019, affordable contemporary art fair at Porte de Versailles
Art is the guest of honor at Salon art3f at Parc des Expos – Porte de Versailles from February 1 to 3, 2019. For 3 days, 200 artists from all over the world and offer us 3000 works at studio price. Come and discuss with them, enjoy live performances and introduce your children to art with workshops. Think about downloading your free invitations!
Love Night at Paris Musée Rodin
On Wednesday February 14, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 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.
DAU Paris 2019
DAU, the art and cultural event you don’t want to miss this early 2019 comes to Paris Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre de la Ville and Centre Pompidou from Thursday January 24 to Sunday February 17, 2019 and promises us to make people live a very ambitious and totally unique experience in the heart of the French capital…
L’Envers du Décor 2019: free animations weekend at the Palais de la Porte Dorée
From February 1 to 3, 2019 the Palais de la Porte Dorée opens for free and shows itself in a new light… Let’s go behind the scenes!
Art Capital show 2019 at the Grand Palais
Art en Capital is back or a new edition from February 13 to 17, 2019 in the Grand Palais nave. An event you don't want to miss especially if yoy love contemporary art.
A thousand and one orchids at Paris Jardin des Plantes
From February 14 to March 11, 2019, Paris Jardin des Plantes exhibits again 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.
New exhibitions opening this February:
Les Statues Meurent Aussi, the exhibition at Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée
Les Statues Meurent Aussi [Statues Die Too] at Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée. In the building hall, three artists exhibit tracks of the French colonial history between furniture and pictures. To see from February 1 to March 3, 2019!
The Pushkin Museum: 500 Hundred Years of Master Drawings, the exhibition at the Fondation Custodia
After enchanting Paris with the wonderful exhibition of Japanese etchings, Fondation Custodia set in Paris 7th arrondissement welcomes “The Pushkin Museum, Five Hundred Years of Master Drawings” from February 2 to May 12, 2019.
‘Synergies entre tradition et modernité’ exhibition at Paris Maison de la Culture du Japon
Final chapter for Japanese handicrafts in Paris as part of the Japonismes season 2018. ‘Synergies entre tradition et modernité / L’artisanat local à la pointe de l’innovation’ [Synergies, between tradition and modernity / Local handicrafts on the cutting edge of innovation] is to be discovered from February 5 to 16, 2019 at the Maison de la Culture du Japon and Discover Japan. On the menu? Over 250 items displayed, as well as workshops, conferences, demonstrations and movie screenings.
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!
AGRICULTURE(S), the exhibition at the Espace Coutures Saint-Gervais
Set in Paris 3rd arrondissement, the Espace Coutures Saint-Gervais offers an exhibition focusing on Laurent Muratet’s photographs called “AGRICULTURE(S)” from February 8 to 10, 2019. Three days to discover this universe and the “sensitive and intimate part that each one of us has with nature”.
La Maison: Visions d’artistes, the exhibition at the Robert Dubois-Corneau museum
From February 9 to June 2, 2019 the Robert-Corneau museum set in Brunoy, Essonne, houses a beautiful contemporary art exhibition called “La maison: visions d’artistes” [The House: Artists’ visions].
Tromelin exhibition, the island of forgotten slaves at Paris Musée de l’Homme
From February 13 to June 3, 2019 the Tromelin exhibition, the island of forgotten slaves – housed by Paris Musée de l’Homme – questions the visitor about the colonial past and the limits of our humanity and recall the story of the Chevalier de Tromelin and the forgotten slaves.
Calder-Picasso, the exhibition at Paris Musée Picasso
From February 10 to August 25, 2019 Paris Musée Picasso offers a Calder-Picasso exhibition. These two innovative figures of art in the 20th century have studied the artistic expression of the “matrix of the void” including works focusing on void and the signs of kinetic art.
Grande Vitesse Ferroviaire, the exhibition at Paris Cité des Sciences
From February 19 to August 18, 2019 the Cité des Sciences houses a funny exhibition about high-sped train. Covering a large 700-sqm area, children can discover technical challenges faced to reach railway speed record, 357.2 mph.
Togeth’Her, the Vogue exhibition at Monnaie de Paris
From February 19 to 23, 2019 Vogue pays tribute to women at Monnaie de Paris with the Togeth’Her exhibition. On the occasion, 33 artists have been given free rein to come up with their very own Vogue Paris cover to promote their famous and inspiring woman.
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!
Jean-Baptiste Huynh, the exhibition at Paris Musée Guimet
The Musée National des arts asiatiques – Guimet [National Museum of Asian Arts – Guimet] set in Paris 16th arrondissement, dedicates a large exhibition to the photographs taken by Jean-Baptiste Huynh. To visit from February 20 to May 20, 2019.
Engraving for the King, the exhibition at the Louvre
From February 21 to May 20, 2019 the Louvre offers an exhibition around the engraved molds of chalcography, called “Graver pour le roi” [Engraving for the king]. An exhibition to dive into the universe of engraving including a display of the slabs ordered by Colbert for Louis XIV.
Passer-by, the exhibition at the Atelier E.B at the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations
From February 21 to April 28, 2019, the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations dedicates an exhibition to Atelier E.B created by artist Lucy McKenzie and designer Beca Lipscombe. Called “Passer-By”, the exhibition offers visitors to know more about fashion and contemporary art.
Van Gogh, La Nuit Etoilée, the experience at Paris Atelier des Lumières
From February 22 to December 31, 2019 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.
Guy Tillim, the exhibition at Paris Fondation Cartier-Bresson
From February 26 to June 2, 2019 Paris Fondation Cartier-Bresson set in the Marais neighborhood welcomes an exhibition of photographs taken by Guy Tillim and called “Museum of the revolution”.
La France: 1926-1938 the exhibition at Paris Fondation Cartier-Bresson
Paris Fondation Cartier-Bresson set in the Marais neighborhood welcomes an exhibition of photographs taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson himself about “France: 1926-1938”. To discover from February 26 to June 2, 2019.
Ellsworth Kelly exhibited at Paris Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou brings together six ‘Windows’ by artists Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) alongside paintings and drawings: a unique collection to see from February 27 to May 27, 2019.
Exhibitions closing in February:
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’.
Joue avec le feu, the Flavien Moras exhibition at the Onzième Lieu
Set rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, the Onzième Lieu houses the ‘Joue avec le feu’ exhibition by artist Flavien Moras. To discover for free from January 22 to February 15, 2019.
Uderzo in Extenso, the free exhibition at Clichy Pavillon Vendôme
Running from December 1, 2018 to February 16, 2019 if you’re a fan of Uderzo and Asterix, you don’t want to miss this free exhibition called “Uderzo in Extenso” at Clichy Pavillon Vendôme.
Clément Oubreri, the comics exhibition at the Daniel Maghen gallery
From January 23 to February 16, 2019 the Daniel Maghen gallery set in Paris 1st arrondissement dedicates an exhibition to comics writer Clément Oubrerie.
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.
Bordalo II’s exhibition: Accord de Paris in Paris 13th arrondissement
Street artist Bordalo II displays about thirty sculptures of threatened animals made of plastic waste through his exhibition-manifesto called “Accord de Paris” and running from January 26 to March 2, 2019 in Paris 13th arrondissement.
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.
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.
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
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 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…!
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…