In February 2020, 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 2020’s major events:
Monet, Renoir, Chagall… Journeys around the Mediterranean, the immersive exhibition by the Atelier des Lumières
The Atelier des Lumières presents the visual experience Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Journeys around the Mediterranean from February 28 to December 31, 2020. Designed as a visual experience, this exhibition takes us to the heart of masterpieces by 20 artists including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Matisse, Signac, Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy, Chagall for a walk across the history of art in the 19th and 20th centuries, from impressionism to modernity via pointillism and fauvism.
Christian Louboutin exhibition at Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée: L'Exhibition[niste]
From February 25 to July 28, 2020, Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée presents a wonderful Christian Louboutin exhibition. The artist displays his creations and inspirations for an exceptional exhibition called L'Exhibition[niste]."]
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.
Retrospective to see in February 2020 in Paris:
Jeremy Shaw at Paris Centre Pompidou
Canadian artist Jeremy Shaw is displayed for the first time in a museum and it’s happening at Paris Centre Pompidou from February 26 to April 20, 2020. On the menu, an exhibition marvelously mixing music, video, dance and photography with new technologies.
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 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!
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.
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"]
Joris-Karl Huysmans, Art Critic. From Degas to Grünewald at the Musée d’Orsay
From November 26, 2019 to March 1, 2020, Paris Musée d’Orsay presents the “Joris-Karl Huysmans, Art critic. From Degas to Grünewald” exhibition. Art or literature fans, this exhibition aims at touching everyone and impress everyone.
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.
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 February 2020 in Paris:
Valentine’s Day 2020: free exhibition at Paris Musée de la Vie Romantique
For Valentine’s Day, the Musée de la Vie Romantique inaugurates its new exhibition, Coeurs. This February 14, 2020, the admission is free of charge: it’s time to enjoy a lovely outing surrounded by works of art.
The Last Wedding, Rebecka Tollens’ free exhibition at Paris Arts Factory gallery
The Arts Factory gallery welcomes Rebecka Tollens’ latest exhibition: The Last Wedding. From January 22 to February 29, go and discover the surprisingly realistic drawings focusing on the union of the bodies and feelings. And the exhibition is free of charge!
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.
Themed exhibtiions to see in February 2020 in Paris:
“Cézanne and the Italian Masters” at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet
The “Cézanne and the Italian Masters” exhibition running from February 27 to July 5, 2020 at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet will return for the first time to the very strong connection between Cézanne and the masterpieces by the greatest Italian masters.
Siemen Dijkstra. A Bois Perdu, the exhibition at the Fondation Custodia
From February 15 to May 10, 2020, the Fondation Custodia presents Siemen Dijkstra and his exhibition “A bois perdu”. Enter the calming landscape and be lulled by the woodcuts of this unique Dutch artist.
Harper’s Bazaar, the exhibition at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Harper’s Bazaar is coming to Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs for a great retrospective running from February 28 to July 5, 2002. In the museum’s fashion and fabric collections freshly renovated, items and photographs tell about 150 years of fashion, the fashion exhibition to see this spring!
Démons et Merveilles exhibition at the Centre Wallonie Bruxelles in Paris
In Paris, from January 24 to March 1, 2020 the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles devotes an exhibition to two artist brothers, Olivier and Quentin Smolders, called “Démons et Merveilles” (Demons and Wonders). A dive into the universe of these brothers, one being a filmmaker, the other a plastics artist, and their passion for pictures.
Drawing the Human Figure in Italy, the exhibition at Paris Fondation Custodia
The Fondation Custodia will display 85 works from its archives and presents the “Studi & Schizzi. Drawing the Human Figure in Italy. 1450-1700”. Discover the drawings and sketches of the greatest Italian masters such as Filippino Lippi and Palma il Giovane. An unmissable exhibition for art lovers, running from February 15 to May 10, 2020!
Costumes en Fête, the exhibition at Paris Philharmonie
From December 20, 2019 to May 11, 2020 Paris Philharmonie welcomes the “Costumes en fête” exhibition as part of the 40th anniversary of the musical ensemble Les Arts Florissants. On the occasion, the museum brings together 40 costumes made for the greatest Les Arts Florissants opera productions, from The Return of Ulysses by Monteverdi to Les Indes Galantes by Rameau.
Anna Metz. Etchings, the exhibition at Paris Fondation Custodia
The Fondation Custodia in Paris invites Anna Metz to present her Etchings exhibition. From February 15 to May 10, 2020, come and discover these unique pieces of work returning on the career of the Dutch artist.
“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, 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.
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"]
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!
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.
Espions, the spy exhibition at Paris Cité des Sciences
From October 15, 2019 to August 10, 2020 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., let’s put on the shoes of an agent who has to investigate a nuclear test abroad."|image="gauche"]
Historic exhibitions to see in February 2020 in Paris:
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.
Contemporary art exhibitions to see in February 2020 in Paris:
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 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, 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.
Photo exhibitions to see in February 2020 in Paris:
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, 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 February 2020 in Paris:
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.
Piercing exhibition at Paris Musée de l’Homme
Discover the story of piercing, this practice dating back from Prehistory thanks to the Piercing exhibition running from March 13, 2019 to March 9, 2020 at Paris Musée de l’Homme.