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:
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.
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 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 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, 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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
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, 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.
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, 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.
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, 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:
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!
From 1 April 2019 to 30 April 2019
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