The best exhibitions in Paris this February 2021

Published by Elodie D. · Photos by Elodie D. · Published on 3 August 2020 at 15h45 · Updated on 5 August 2020 at 19h00
So, what are the new exhibitions awaiting us in Paris this February 2021? Between the new exhibitions, the ones coming to an end, least known exhibitions and trendy exhibitions, you can easily get lost! To get your way around these exhibits, keep reading.

Museums and exhibitions are great outing ideas in Paris in February 2021. All the more so because of coronavirus, museums provide exhibitions in dream-like conditions: in small groups, enjoy works of art without being walked on.

In February 2021, 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 2021’s major events:

Picasso-Rodin, une double exposition au Musée national Picasso et au Musée RodinPicasso-Rodin, une double exposition au Musée national Picasso et au Musée RodinPicasso-Rodin, une double exposition au Musée national Picasso et au Musée RodinPicasso-Rodin, une double exposition au Musée national Picasso et au Musée Rodin Picasso-Rodin, double exhibition at Paris Musée National Picasso and Musée Rodin
Paris Musée National Picasso and Musée Rodin team up and offer an exceptional double-exhibition about Picasso and Rodin. From February 9 to July 18, 2021 discover two exhibitions on the bonds between the two artists in their own Parisian museums. A great first you do not want to miss!

Magritte en plein soleil : sa période Renoir au Musée de l'OrangerieMagritte en plein soleil : sa période Renoir au Musée de l'OrangerieMagritte en plein soleil : sa période Renoir au Musée de l'OrangerieMagritte en plein soleil : sa période Renoir au Musée de l'Orangerie Magritte in Full Sunlight. The “Renoir” Period at Paris Musée de l’Orangerie
An exhibition about Magritte’s Renoir Period is coming to the Musée de l’Orangerie. This period – from 1941 to 1947 – is described as a cycle during which the painter wished to see the bright side of life and was inspired by impressionists. As an outcome, over a hundred works. Running from February 10 to June 21, 2021.

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.

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.

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.

Retrospective to see in February 2021 in Paris:

Magritte en plein soleil : sa période Renoir au Musée de l'OrangerieMagritte en plein soleil : sa période Renoir au Musée de l'OrangerieMagritte en plein soleil : sa période Renoir au Musée de l'OrangerieMagritte en plein soleil : sa période Renoir au Musée de l'Orangerie Magritte in Full Sunlight. The “Renoir” Period at Paris Musée de l’Orangerie
An exhibition about Magritte’s Renoir Period is coming to the Musée de l’Orangerie. This period – from 1941 to 1947 – is described as a cycle during which the painter wished to see the bright side of life and was inspired by impressionists. As an outcome, over a hundred works. Running from February 10 to June 21, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Contemporary art exhibitions to see in February 2021 in Paris:

Coming soon

Photo exhibitions to see in February 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.

Themed exhibitions to see in February 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.

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.

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 February 2021 in Paris:

Coming soon

Scientific and playful exhibitions to see in February 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
On 1 February 2021

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