June 2017 promises to be under favorable auspices: over 20 exhibitions are about to open and proclaim that summer is coming. What godsend to set up a nice program to enjoy your stay in Paris!
June 2017’s Must-See Events:
Arty Thursdays at the Carreau du Temple On June 1, 2017 from 6 p.m. to midnight, the Carreau du Temple and about forty Marais area art galleries join forces to welcome the new edition of Jeudis Arty (Arty Thursdays).
Le Parcours Saint-Germain 2017 Saint-Germain-des-Prés area opens its streets to contemporary art thanks to the Parcours Saint-Germain (Saint-Germain path). On June 8-18, 2017, visit shops, hotels, cafés and other galleries to discover young artists and their works of art.
Bièvres International Photo Fair On June 3-4, 2017, the 54th International Photo Fair in Bièvres will showcase a market, exhibitions and workshops. Bièvres will then become the capital of photography on an exceptional weekend.
2017 Art Shopping at the Carrousel du Louvre On June 9, 10 and 11, Art Shopping Fair is taking over the Carrousel du Louvres. For this 20th edition, 400 artists from all over the world are invited to show their works in about twenty galleries. This year, photography and urban art are given pride of place.
Erotic drawing fair, Salo V For its fifth year, the erotic drawing fair called “Salo V” will be held on June 1-5, 2017 at the Galerie Episodique in Paris 11th arrondissement. Here is the occasion to discover drawn and sensual works by numerous contemporary artists from all over the world.
Dragonland in Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles From May 25 to September 3, 2017, Paris Parc des Expositions hosts Dragonland. This gigantic exhibition features about thirty moving life-size dragons! Myth or reality? Come and visit this exhibition more authentic than the original.
June 2017’s Most Awaited Exhibitions:
BiodiversiTerre, an environmentally responsible work on Avenue Foch Thanks to BiodiversiTerre, Avenue Foch is going green. This 10,000m² green work realized by artist Gad Weil will take over the famous avenue on June 3, 4 and 5, 2017.
Pierre Le Grand, a Tsar at the Palace of Versailles The Palace of Versailles’ exhibition about Peter the Great, a Tsar in France, returns on an international event: the Russian tsar’s stay in 1717 in France. For two months, Peter I shook protocols up: he refused to stay in the royal apartments and embraced the young king. But he made good use of his two years spent in France once he came back to St-Petersburg. Three hundred years later and from May 30 to September 24, 2017, his trip is displayed at the Palace of Versailles.
Derain, Balthus, Giacometti gathered together at the Musée d’Art Moderne Paris Musée d’Art Moderne located in the 16th arrondissement hosts a superb exhibition of paintings and sculptures named “Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: an artistic friendship”. To visit from June 2 to October 29, 2017.
Manolo Valdés exhibited at the Opéra Gallery From June 2 to July 2, 2017, the Opéra Gallery welcomes Spanish artist Manolo Valdés. He will showcase a selection of never-seen-before works called “Los Géneros: pintura e escultura”. Let’s go!
Joaquin Ferrer from the Maison de l’Amérique latine From May 30 to September 9, 2017, the Maison de l’Amérique latine, located in the 7th arrondissement, showcases Cuban artist Joaquin Ferrer’s work.
Marilyn Monroe, the last photoshoot at DS World Marilyn Monroe’s last photoshoot. From June 8, 2017 to January 6, 2018, DS Automobiles pay tribute to Marilyn Monroe with a never-seen-before exhibition: the icon’s last photoshoot. Within DS World in the 8th arrondissement, we will enjoy 59 pictures shot for Vogue back in 1962 just a few weeks before Marilyn Monroe’s death, her last photoshoot…
Street artist Brusk exhibited in Paris Parisian gallery Laurent Strouk will exhibit from June 8 to July 15, 2017, about fifty never-seen-before works by French street artist Brusk famous for his dripping paintings and committed messaged.
Lee Ungno, the man of crowds at the Musée Cernuschi From June 9 to November 19, 2017, the Musée Cernuschi dedicates a temporary exhibition to one of the greatest Asian artists in the 20th century, Lee Ungno. The artist, who rubbed shoulders with Soulages and Hartung, has spent many years illustrating with crowds the birth of democracy in South Korea: to discover.
Portraits by Cézanne From June 13 to September 14, 2017, the Musée d’Orsay hosts a great exhibition dedicated to portraits by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906). Showcased chronologically, his interest in portrait offers the perfect occasion to discover his private life but how he works as well and how he related to the real world (and the resemblance).
“Camera in Love” the exhibition at the Jeu de Paume From June 13 to September 24, 2017, the Jeu de Paume Museum hosts a wonderful exhibition of photographs by the Ducth artist, Ed van Elsken (1925-1990), called “Camera in Love”.
Ismaïl Bahri in Instruments, the exhibition at the Jeu de Paume The Jeu de Paume museum focuses on an exhibition of the Tunisian contemporary artist, Ismaïl Bahri, called “Instruments”. This exhibition shows how interested the artist is in minuscule details he stages in very delicate videos. An exhibition to visit from June 13 to September 24, 2017.
Hervé Fischer at the Centre Pompidou From June 15 to September 11, 2017, the Centre Pompidou organizes an exhibition focused on the French-Canadian artist and sociologist, Hervé Fischer. More info to come!
David Hockney, the compelling exhibition at the Centre Pompidou From June to October 2017, the Centre Pompidou organizes an exhibition returning on the complete work of one of the most influential English artists in the 20th century: David Hockney. To discover.
Bringing life into the landscape at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature From June 20 to September 17, 2017, to celebrate the museum’s reopening 10th anniversary takes us to another dimension. Within the Museum’s rooms, dozens of invited artists present THEIR vision of the living nature, made of relationships we do not even think of…
Mozart, a French passion From June 20 to September 2, 2017, the Musée de l’Opéra hosts an exhibition set up by the BNF to unveil everything about the French passion for Mozart. It will be held in the library-museum at the Opéra Garnier. Focused on the iconic work “Don Giovanni”, the exhibition highlights Mozart’s major operas through programs, costumes, newspaper articles and stage pictures from the 19th century to nowadays.
113 Ors D’Asie at the Musée Guimet From June 21 to September 4, 2017, the Musée Guimet dedicates an exhibition focused on gold use in Asia. Sets of jewels for Indian maharajahs, gold coins from Afghanistan or gold powder from Japan, 113 golden works of art are to be seen!
Spanish costumes at Maison Victor Hugo Maison Victor Hugo exhibits from 21 May to 24 September 2017 a wonderful collection of traditional Spanish costumes coming from the Museo del Traje’s collection, the Madrid-based costume and ethnological heritage museum.
Women as seen by Women, Guerlain’s photo exhibition The French perfumer gives pride of place to women in front and behind the camera thanks to a photo exhibition to be discover in full heart of its shop in the Champs-Elysées. To be seen from June 22 to August 27
Inextricabilia. Magical meschs at the Maison Rouge For this summer 2017, the Maison Rouge presents a great exhibition gathering multi-artists of multi-genres. Named “Inextricabilia. Magical meschs”, the exhibition gathers together several art brut works of art (the house’s specialty) as well as African ritual objects, religious works of art, popular works of art, modern and contemporary works of art. To be visited from June 23 to September 17, 2017.
IMAGINE VAN GOGH, the exhibition at the Grande Halle de la Villette IMAGINE VAN GOGH is this summer great exhibition. From June 23 to October 10, 2017, at the Grande Halle de la Villette, this exhibition is to be discovered. Thanks to pictures, colors and sounds, you will be immersed in the painter’s impressionist universe...
Hélène Delprat, the exhibition at the Maison Rouge From June 23 to September 17, 2017, the Maison Rouge holds an exhibition dedicated to French artist Hélène Delprat (born in 1957). Paintings, films, mirrors, everything you see is whether wonderful or monstrous…
The Must-See exhibitions closing in June 2017:
From the Great Mughals to the Maharajas at the Grand Palais From 29 March to 5 June 2017, the Grand Palais houses a wonderful exhibition of treasures from the Great Mughals to the Maharajas. Coming from the Al Thani collection, over 300 jewels from the Mughals’ period to nowadays are exhibited for our greatest pleasure and recount over 5 centuries of ornament and jewelry in India.
Photo exhibition of Romy Schneider and Alain Delon at the Galerie de l’instant Alain Delon… Romy Schneider... a legendary couple you know for sure! And because their couple is legendary, photographs are legendary as well! The Galerie de l’Instant offers and exhibition focused on their love story to be visited from March 22 to June 7, 2017.
Printing the World, the exhibition at the Centre Pompidou From March 15 to June 19, 2017, the Centre Pompidou wonders about 3D printing’s stake throughout a small collective exhibition held in the Galerie 4. At the time where the machine can create objects on demand, what it the creator’s status? Can printed objects be works of art?
Fashion & Women 14/18 exhibition at the Bibliothèque Forney You have until june 17, 2017 to discover at the Bibliothèque Forney a very beautiful exhibition exploring the history of fashion and women in the French society during WWI.
Michel Journiac, the exhibition at the MEP From April 20 to June 18, 2017, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie located in the 4th arrondissement welcomes the crazy artist, Michel Journiac. At the same time as an exhibition dedicated to the very feminist ORLAN and her art of the body, this retrospective called “the photographic action” returns on the flagship work of a man who also worked with his body.
ORLAN, the compelling exhibition at the MEP From April 20 to June 18, 2017, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie located in the 4th arrondissement welcomes the feminist artist, ORLAN. You then rediscover all of her work which put the artist’s body in the core of her questions.
Espèces d’Ours at the Muséum d’Histoire naturelle Each year, the Muséum d’Histoire naturelle offers an exhibition immersing visitors into the fauna and flora of the planet. This year, from October 12 to June 19, 2017, “Espèce d’Ours!” allows us to discover the not so easy world of bears.
Gouthière, virtuoso gilder at the Arts Décoratifs Make way for gilding at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs! From March 16 to June 25, 2017, the Parisian institution highlights two gilders. Pierre Gouthière who used to be a gilder at the Courts of Louis XV and Louis XVI is given pride of place in one of the exhibition. You can enjoy his technique, popular at that time, allowing him to produce various effects of shine on objects.
Beyond the Stars From March 14 to June 25, 2017, the exhibition submitted by the Musée d’Orsay offers to look into the mystical part of the symbolist landscapes. Landscape painting is the pictorial genre known to facilitate the formal translation of the immediate spiritual experiences the language cannot express, since the Renaissance and even more since the Romantic era.
Sérénissime, Venise en Fête From February 25 to June 25, 2017, the Musée Cognacq-Jay is helding an exhibition to make you experience Venice Carnival in Paris! At the same time of Venice Carnival, the Parisian museum dedicated to the 18th century returns on the Golden Age of the Serene Republic’s startling festival through the era’s best Italian painters’ works of art.
Topiques, non-drinkable water at the Pavillon de l’Eau Do you know Paris non-drinkable water? The Pavillon de l’Eau helds an exhibition about it from February 13 to June 30, 2017. Unknown heritage of the Parisians, the non-drinkable water grid is the place to new experiments to build a sustainable city thanks to water-based urban objects.
Pissarro, the first of the impressionist at the Musée Marmottan Monet From February 23 to July 2, 2017, the Musée Marmottan Monet hosts an exhibition dedicated to the first impressionist, Camille Pissarro. Even though he remains in the shadow of Monet or Cézanne, Pissarro is not very well known in France. Thanks to this exhibition gathering over 60 Pissarro’s works of art, the Musée Marmottan Monet expects to shift focus.
Anamorphose Project: When Street Art takes over Bercy 2 The Anamorphose Project is a one-of-a-kind contest of street art taking over the floors, walls and window displays of the Bercy 2 shopping mall. 12 trompe l’oeil paintings are to be seen until July 1, 2017.
The Body in Movement, the exhibition at the Louvre From October 6, 2016 to July 3, 2017, the Louvre invites Dance in the museum. For its new exhibition, the Petite Galerie focuses on the body in movement in art, observing how the material moves in paintings, how gestures are made in sculptures and how the body is accepted in dancing in societies through the centuries.