Do you have some time to visit an exhibition in Paris in March 2020? 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 2020’s major events:
Pompei, the exhibition at the Grand Palais
From March 25 to June 8, 2020, the Grand Palais devotes a digital exhibition to the latest excavations conducted in Pompeii and all the works of art discovered then.
Dernier repas à Pompéi, the historic exhibition at the Musée de l’Homme
The Musée de l’Homme invites you to share one last meal, but not any kind. The “Dernier repas à Pompéi” (Last Meal in Pompei) exhibition takes us to discover the food and leftovers found during the archaeological digs. Items and works exhibited leave Italy for the first time: you don’t want to miss this exhibition running from March 18 to September 21, 2020.
The Musée Cernuschi to reopen this spring 2020
The Musée Cernuschi is getting a makeover and will reopen on March 4, 2020. With spring around the corner, let’s go and dive into the heart of Asian arts.
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.
James Tissot, the retrospective at the Musée d’Orsay
The Musée d’Orsay offers us a rather exclusive exhibition focusing on James Tissot. From March 24 to July 19, 2020, dive into the high society in the 19th century and discover the details of the artist’s life deeply attached to the French and British societies.
Yves Klein, infinite blue, the exhibition at the Atelier des Lumières
The Atelier des Lumières looks at life through blue-tinted glasses with the “Yves Klein, Infinite Blue” exhibition. From February 28, 2020 to January 3, 2021 don’t give any second thoughts and go and enjoy this incredible visual and sound universe.
“Turner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate” exhibition at Paris Musée Jacquemart-André
Paris Musée Jacquemart-André proposes a great retrospective around work by British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner with the “Turner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate” exhibition, running from March 13 to July 20, 2020 in partnership with London’s Tate.
Christian Louboutin: the exhibition at Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée in 2020
From February 25 to July 28, 2020, Christian Louboutin displays his creations and inspirations for an exhibition running at Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée.
Art shows in March 2020 in Paris:
Contemporary Art Fair Paris 2020
Art fans are expected from March 26 to 29, 2020 at the Contemporary Art Fair, a show bringing together 80 international galleries at Paris Parc des Expos-Porte de Versailles. Back for a second edition, the Contemporary Art Fair expects to make the difference in the contemporary art universe in Paris with accessible artists from all over the world.
Drawing Fair 2020 at Paris Palais Brongniart
The Drawing Fair is back at Paris Palais Brongniart from March 25 to 30, 2020. This new edition welcomes many collectors, searchers, experts... and you! Come along and discover over 1000 ancient or modern drawings in this international fair.
Drawing Now Paris 2020, the contemporary drawing fair
Drawing Now Art Fair, or the contemporary drawing fair, is back from March 5 to 29, 2020 at Paris Carreau du Temple for a 14th edition full of surprises and discoveries.
Retrospectives to see in March 2020 in Paris:
Vie et œuvres d’Otto Freundlich, the exhibition at Paris Musée de Montmartre
You thought you knew everything about Otto Freundlich? Not at all. The monographic “La revelation de l’abstraction” exhibition running from February 28 to September 6, 2020 at Paris Musée de Montmartre returns to the life and works of the modern and abstract art forerunner.
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.
Ulla von Brandenburg exhibition at Paris Palais de Tokyo - our pictures
From February 21 to May 17, 2020 Paris Palais de Tokyo devotes an exhibition to German artist Ulla von Brandenburg called. An exhibition called "Le Milieu est Bleu" and held at the same time as the “Our world is burning” season.
Free exhibitions to see in March 2020 in Paris:
Free exhibition at Paris AccorHotels Arena for its 35th anniversary
In 2019, Paris AccorHotels Arena turns 35! An anniversary celebrated with a free exhibition displayed in the main lobby of the venue, starting November 10, 2019 and until summer 2020. Sting, BTS, Indochine, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, U2, NTM, Madonna, Johnny Hallyday... They are all featured in this exhibition.
Dreamworks 25th anniversary: the “outdoor” exhibition by Paris Musée Art Ludique
The Musée Art Ludique celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Dreamworks Animation Studio with a free “outdoor” exhibition. From March 20 to April 12, 2020, meet on 2A rue Montalembert to party with Shrek, Madagascar’s penguins, Po the panda, Megamind and many more fun heroes and animals!
Champs-Elysées, free exhibition at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal
Artists’ favorite playground and must-see for tourists, the Champs-Elysées are inseparable from Paris. From February 14 to May 10, 2020, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal devotes a free exhibition to them. The occasion to return on the story but also (and mostly) on the future of the “world’s most beautiful avenue”.
Themed exhibitions to see in March 2020 in Paris:
In Search of Lost Works, the exhibition at the Giacometti Institute - our pictures
From February 25 to April 12, 2020 the Giacometti Institute invites fans of the artist to come and discover their latest exhibition, In Search of Lost Works. A fascinating investigation on the clues left by Giacometti to discover never-seen-before works! Don’t miss it!
Betty Catroux exhibition at Paris Musée Yves Saint-Laurent
The Musée Yves Saint-Laurent highlights former model and Yves Saint-Laurent’s muse, Betty Catroux. The “Feminine Singular” exhibition unveils Betty Catroux’s most exceptional outfits you can discover from March 3 to October 11, 2020.
Claudia Andujar exhibition at the Cartier foundation
The Fondation Cartier welcomes Claudia Andujar and her “The Yanomami Struggle” exhibition. From January 30 to May 10, 2020, discover the Yanomami people and Amazonia through the pictures of the Brazilian artist. An impressive journey thanks to over 300 photographs and historic documents.
Balenciaga et Alaïa exhibition at the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa
Fashion and haute-couture lovers are expected at the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa to discover an exhibition revolving around the creations of Cristobal Balenciaga and Azzedine Alaïa. An exhibition called “Alaïa et Balenciaga, Sculpteurs de la forme” and running from January 20 to June 28, 2020. Two fashion giants whose creations complete each other in a compelling exhibition!
Who’s gazing, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Quai Branly
The Musée du Quai Branly brings together 26 photographers and video makers to present the “Who’s gazing” exhibition running from March 31 to July 12, 2020.
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.
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!
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!
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.
In the Drawing Room, the wonderful exhibition at Paris Petit Palais
The Petit Palais highlights the Prat Collection with an exhibition called “In the Drawing Room”. Three centuries of drawings by major French artists are to be discovered or rediscovered from March 17 to July 12, 2020.
“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.
“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.
La Forêt Escargot: a street art exhibition within a giant snail in Paris - Extra time
A giant snail highlighting ecology and recycling through an installation by 29 artists. This is what travelling exhibition La Forêt Escargot offers us to discover from November 23, 2019 to March 15, 2020 in Paris 14th arrondissement.
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 March 2020 in Paris:
L’Epopée Napoléonienne en figurines, the exhibition at Paris Musée de l’Armée
From March 28 to June 21, 2020 the Musée de l’Armée invites families to discover an exhibition revolving around Napoleon through figurines. An exhibition titled “L’Epopée Napoléonienne en Figurines”. This is the occasion to learn more about the history of France in a playful manner.
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.
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 March 2020 in Paris:
Pierre Soulages, the exhibition celebrating his 100th birthday at Paris Centre Pompidou
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.
Our world is burning exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo
From February 21 to May 17, 2020 the Palais de Tokyo houses a great contemporary art exhibition called “Our world is burning”. Come and discover a committed display of works by artists from Qatar and the Gulf region.
Fragmenter le Monde season, Part 1 at the Palais de Tokyo: our pictures
From February 21 to May 17, 2020 the Palais de Tokyo invites modern art lovers to discover the 1st part of the new season called “Fragmenter le Monde”.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the exhibition at Centre Pompidou
From March 18 to June 15, 2020 Centre Pompidou devotes an exhibition to Christo and Jeanne-Claude. It’s the first exhibition devoted to the Bulgarian artist and it’s about to be exceptional.
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.
Photo exhibitions to see in March 2020 in Paris:
Patrick and Victor Demarchelier exhibition at the A. Galerie
Gisele Bundchen, Kate Moss, Angelina Jolie and more celebrities have been shot by photographed by Patrick and Victor Demarchelier, and from February 24 to April 11, 2020 Paris A. Galerie devotes an exhibition to them, called “Héritages”.
L’Inde au miroir des Photographes, the exhibition at Paris Musée Guimet: extra time
Paris Musée Guimet paints a portrait of India with the “L’Inde au miroir des photographes” exhibition running from Wednesday November 6, 2019 an extended to March 23, 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 March 2020 in Paris:
Baleinopolis, the incredible exhibition at the Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée
Meet sea giants at the Aquarium de la Porte Dorée with the “Baleinopolis, les sociétés secrètes des cétacés” (Baleinopolis, cetaceans’ secret societies) exhibition. Running from September 28, 2019 to June 21, 2020, dive in for an interactive and extraordinary journey!
Mille et une Mers, a Thousand and One Seas, the sea exhibition at the Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée
Discover many sea creatures photographed by Fabrice Guérin with the Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée. Running from February 29 to April 5, 2020, the “Mille et une Mers” (a Thousand and One Seas) exhibition shows the beauty and the fragility of animals and their habitats.
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.
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