The best exhibitions in Paris this April 2019

How about visiting an exhibition in Paris this April 2019? It’s one of the best times of the year, every museum in Paris is displaying at least one exhibition, there are exhibitions everywhere and our heads are spinning so much the choice is hard.

What exhibitions can we visit in Paris in April 2019?

10 new exhibitions without counting the 50 exhibitions already running in the French capital... Here's the program Paris Museums have in store for you this April 2019.

April 2019’s main exhibitions:

Grande Galerie de l'EvolutionGrande Galerie de l'EvolutionGrande Galerie de l'EvolutionGrande Galerie de l'Evolution Océans at Paris Jardin des Plantes, 2019’s major exhibition
Océans, that’s the future exhibition of the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle [National Museum of National History] running at the Evolution Gallery of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris from April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition offers a surprising journey to the heart of an uncommon universe and promises to go even further than the only familiar faces of threatened sharks, whales and corals. running at the Evolution Gallery of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris from April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition offers a surprising journey to the heart of an uncommon universe and promises to go even further than the only familiar faces of threatened sharks, whales and corals.

La Lune, du voyage réel aux voyages imaginaires, l'exposition au Grand PalaisLa Lune, du voyage réel aux voyages imaginaires, l'exposition au Grand PalaisLa Lune, du voyage réel aux voyages imaginaires, l'exposition au Grand PalaisLa Lune, du voyage réel aux voyages imaginaires, l'exposition au Grand Palais The Moon, from real trip to imaginary trips, the exhibition at Paris Grand Palais
From April 3 to July 22, 2019, the Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to the moon and its representations. A retrospective going from the Apollo 11 mission to travel through time and discover the very particular vision artists and scientists had of this Earth satellite. Let’s get on board with Galileo, Cassini and Jules Vernes, shall we, friends?

Picasso et la guerre au Musée de l'ArméePicasso et la guerre au Musée de l'ArméePicasso et la guerre au Musée de l'ArméePicasso et la guerre au Musée de l'Armée Picasso and War at Paris Musée de l’Armée
All along his life, Picasso experiences major conflicts. From the Spanish war to the war in Vietnam, the Picasso and War exhibition will highlight the way all this impacted his works. To discover from April 5 to July 28, 2019 at Paris Musée de l’Armée.

April 2019’s most awaited events and shows:

Art Paris Art FairArt Paris Art FairArt Paris Art FairArt Paris Art Fair Art Paris Art Fair 2019 at the Grand Palais
Art Paris Art Fair is back at the Grand Palais from April 4 to 7, 2019. This unmissable event of contemporary art in Paris is the promise of wonderful discoveries.

Manuscrits de l'extrême, l'exposition à la BnFManuscrits de l'extrême, l'exposition à la BnFManuscrits de l'extrême, l'exposition à la BnFManuscrits de l'extrême, l'exposition à la BnF Manuscrits de l’extrême, the exhibition at Paris BnF
The Bibliothèque nationale de France or France National Library (François Mitterand site) houses from April 9 to July 7, 2019 an exhibition called “Manuscrits de l’extrême. Prison, passion, péril, possession” [Manuscripts of the extreme. Jail, passion, peril, possession]..

To be discovered in April 2019 too:

Exposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photos 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. His story, his brushstroke and his evolution are unveiled.

Toutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photosToutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photosToutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photosToutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photos 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, foyer d'art brut : l'exposition à la Halle Saint-PierreChicago, foyer d'art brut : l'exposition à la Halle Saint-PierreChicago, foyer d'art brut : l'exposition à la Halle Saint-PierreChicago, foyer d'art brut : l'exposition à la Halle Saint-Pierre 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.

Le modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse au Musée d'OrsayLe modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse au Musée d'OrsayLe modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse au Musée d'OrsayLe modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse au Musée d'Orsay 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.

Exposition Vasarely Centre Pompidou, nos photosExposition Vasarely Centre Pompidou, nos photosExposition Vasarely Centre Pompidou, nos photosExposition Vasarely Centre Pompidou, nos photos 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!

Océanie au musée du Quai BranlyOcéanie au musée du Quai BranlyOcéanie au musée du Quai BranlyOcéanie au musée du Quai Branly 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!

Le Musée Pouchkine : 500 ans de dessins de maîtres, l'expo à la Fondation CustodiaLe Musée Pouchkine : 500 ans de dessins de maîtres, l'expo à la Fondation CustodiaLe Musée Pouchkine : 500 ans de dessins de maîtres, l'expo à la Fondation CustodiaLe Musée Pouchkine : 500 ans de dessins de maîtres, l'expo à la Fondation Custodia 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.

Jean-Baptiste Huynh, l'exposition au musée GuimetJean-Baptiste Huynh, l'exposition au musée GuimetJean-Baptiste Huynh, l'exposition au musée GuimetJean-Baptiste Huynh, l'exposition au musée Guimet 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.

Exposition Tromelin, l'île des esclaves oubliés au Musée de l'HommeExposition Tromelin, l'île des esclaves oubliés au Musée de l'HommeExposition Tromelin, l'île des esclaves oubliés au Musée de l'HommeExposition Tromelin, l'île des esclaves oubliés au Musée de l'Homme 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.

Le parti de l'impressionnisme, la collection Courtauld à la Fondation Louis VuittonLe parti de l'impressionnisme, la collection Courtauld à la Fondation Louis VuittonLe parti de l'impressionnisme, la collection Courtauld à la Fondation Louis VuittonLe parti de l'impressionnisme, la collection Courtauld à la Fondation Louis Vuitton The Courtauld Collection: a vision for impressionism at Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton, video
From February 20 to June 17, 2019 Fondation Louis Vuitton gives pride of place to the Courtauld Collection . 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 au Palais de la découverte : nos photosIllusions au Palais de la découverte : nos photosIllusions au Palais de la découverte : nos photosIllusions au Palais de la découverte : nos photos 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, l'exposition au Musée PicassoCalder-Picasso, l'exposition au Musée PicassoCalder-Picasso, l'exposition au Musée PicassoCalder-Picasso, l'exposition au Musée Picasso 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.

L’Orient des peintres du musée Marmottan-MonetL’Orient des peintres du musée Marmottan-MonetL’Orient des peintres du musée Marmottan-MonetL’Orient des peintres du musée Marmottan-Monet 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.

Les nabis et le Décor au Musée du LuxembourgLes nabis et le Décor au Musée du LuxembourgLes nabis et le Décor au Musée du LuxembourgLes nabis et le Décor au Musée du Luxembourg 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.

Exhibitions ending in April 2019:

Le Talisman, Paul Sérusier, 1888 - Musée d'OrsayLe Talisman, Paul Sérusier, 1888 - Musée d'OrsayLe Talisman, Paul Sérusier, 1888 - Musée d'OrsayLe Talisman, Paul Sérusier, 1888 - Musée d'Orsay 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.

Don't hesitate to have a look at the most awaited exhibitions in 2019 to plan your next arty and cultural outings!

Elodie D.
Last updated on 4 March 2019

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Opening Time
From 1 April 2019 to 30 April 2019

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    1er Arrondissement
    75001 Paris 1

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