Do you have some time to visit an exhibition in Paris this March 2019? To help you find the good outing idea, we've brought together the best of the Parisian arty news in a guide including the major events (shows, fairs, meetings), the exhibitions statring this month and the exhibitions ending soon!
March 2019’s major events:
Free late-night openings at the Louvre
The Louvre launches free night-time visits on the 1st Saturday of the month. Concerts, torch-lit visits, paper chase and guided tours, the Louvre wishes to make us experience new adventures. Next event held on Saturday March 2, 2019 don't forget to sign up on Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 12 p.m.!
Visiting the Concorde at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace
Curious people can discover the inside of the Concorde airplane on the occasion of a weekend celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first flight of this legendary French aircraft on March 2 and 3, 2019.
Arabofolies, Paris Arab World Institute new festival
March 1 to 10, 2019 Paris Arab World Institute invites you to discover the first edition of its brand-new multi-disciplinary festival, the Arabofolies. On the menu, concerts, moving sessions, literary meetings and debates about International Women’s Day and Resistance.
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2019: New cinema and contemporary art
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin are back from March 5 to 10, 2019 to make cohabit once again new cinema and contemporary art. An event to experience for free through a unique tour of Parisian places: the Louvre, Centre Pompidou, the Carreau du Temple…
Drawing Now Paris 2019, the 13th edition of the contemporary drawing fair
Drawing Now, the contemporary drawing fair is back from March 28 to March 31, 2019 at Paris Carreau du Temple for a 13th edition full of surprises.
The new exhibitions to visit this March:
L’Orient des Peintres at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet
From March 7 to July 21, 2019 Paris Musée Marmottan Monet displays L’Orient des Peintres [Painters’ Orient]. For this event, the museum has gathered 50 paintings symbolizing orientalism.. For this event, the museum has gathered 50 paintings symbolizing orientalism.
Oceania, the compelling exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly
From March 12 to July 7, 2019 the Musée du Quai Branly dedicates an exhibition to Oceania. Over 170 items are brought together for a journey through the Pacific, from New Guinea to Easter Island, without forgetting Hawaii and New Zealand!
Les Nabis et le décor, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Luxembourg
From March 13 to June 30, 2019, the Musée du Luxembourg dedicates an exhibition to Les Nabi decorative art, a post-impressionist avant-garde movement, created outside the academic painting.
Hammershoi, the master of Danish painting at the Jacquemart-André Museum
From March 14 to July 22, 2019, the Jacquemart-André Museum dedicates a wonderful exhibition to Vilhelm Hammershøi, a master of Danish painting. For the first time in 20 years, 40 poetic works of art by the Danish painter are gathered in Paris for a beautiful display of his work on portraits.
Thomas Schütte exhibition, Trois Actes at the Monnaie de Paris
From March 15 to June 16, 2019 German artist Thomas Schütte exhibits his work at the Monnaie de Paris with his first Parisian retrospective “Trois Actes”.
France viewed from the Grand Siècle, the exhibition at the Louvre in Paris
From March 15 to June 25, 2018, the Louvre Museum offers an exhibition devoted to Israel Silvestre’s drawings called France viewed from the Grand Siècle displayed at the Rotonde Sully Nord.
Rouge, Art et Utopies au Pays des Soviets, the exhibition at Paris Grand Palais
From March 20 to July 1, 2019 Paris Grand Palais offers an exhibition about the art of socialism in Russia after the October Revolution. What art should be in the new socialist society? What are the ratios of power between plastics innovations and ideological constraints? An immersion into the new vision of political art to discover as soon as possible.
The Collection Bührle at the Musée Maillol
Delacroix, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Modigliani, Picasso… They all expect you from March 20 to July 21, 2019 for the La Collection Bührle exhibition at Paris Musée Maillol.
Monet-Auburtin. An Artistic Encounter, the exhibition at the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny
From March 22 to July 14, 2019 the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny houses the “Monet-Auburtin. An Artistic Encounter” exhibition.
King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Grande Halle de la Villette
An exhibition devoted to Tutankhamun in Paris? From March 23, to September 15, 2019, head to La Villette for a major display of the treasures of the Pharaoh in conjunction with the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Chicago, a home for outsider art, the exhibition at Paris Halle Saint-Pierre
Set on the Butte Montmartre, the Halle Saint-Pierre welcomes a beautiful exhibition of American raw art called “Chicago, a home for outsider art”. Running from March 23 to August 2, 2019.
Black Models: from Gericault to Matisse at the Musée d’Orsay
From March 26 to July 21, 2019 Black Models are displayed at the Musée d’Orsay with an exhibition aiming at being historic. Over 100 works return on the representation of black figures in visual arts, from the abolition of slavery in France (1794) to nowadays.
Exhibitions ending in March 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., 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.
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.
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.
Unmissable exhibitions you want to enjoy:
Sérusier’s ‘The Talisman’ A prophecy of color at the 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.
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.
Vasarely, le partage des formes at Paris Centre Pompidou: our pictures
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!
The Pushkin Museum, Five Hundred Years of Master Drawings at Paris 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 od Master Drawings” from February 2 to May 12, 2019.
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.
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. 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.
Exhibition: Tromelin, l’île aux esclaves oubliés at Paris Musée de l’Homme
From February 13 to June 3, 2019 Paris Musée de l’Homme exhibition, “Tromelin, l’île aux esclaves oubliés” [Tromelin: The island of the forgotten slaves] questions visitors about our colonial past and the borders of humanity, reminding us of the story of the “Chevalier de Tromelin” and the forgotten slaves. questions visitors about our colonial past and the borders of humanity, reminding us of the story of the “Chevalier de Tromelin” and the forgotten slaves.
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!
Illusions, the exhibition at Paris Palais de la Découverte: our pictures
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!
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.
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.
Don’t hesitate to have a look at this year's most awaited exhibitions to plan your next art and cultural outings!
From 1 March 2019 to 31 March 2019
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