The best exhibitions in Paris this June 2018

Art enthusiasts, summer exhibitions are here! Many gardens welcome modern artists, museums present beautiful sunny exhibitions, just to attract us to museums when it’s hot out there this June 2018…

This June 2018 already sounds good: over 20 exhibitions will start and announce summer, perfect to plan a nice little tour before the summer vacations!

June 2018’s major events:

BiodiversiTerre, la place de la République se végétalise!BiodiversiTerre, a sustainable work in République
With BiodiversiTerre, Place de la République goes green. This 10.000-sqm green vegetal installation realized by artist Gad Weil will storm the famous place on June 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2018.

La Nef est à vous, visite exceptionnelle de la Nef du Grand PalaisThe Grand Palais Nave is yours, exceptional visit of the Grand Palais Nave in Paris
On June 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2018, the Grand Palais offers an exceptional visit of the Nave entitled “La Nef est à vous” [The Nave if Yours]. This is the occasion to admire the masterpiece of French architecture designed by Henri Deglane.

Réouverture du Musée de la vie romantiqueReopening of the Musée de la Vie Romantique
Romantic souls, from June 22, you can roam again in the Musée de la Vie Romantique and enjoy its wonderful décor. After a few work, it finally reopens and welcomes Madame Air, a new installation in the permanent collections.

Enfers et fantômes d'Asie, l'exposition au Musée du Quai BranlySpecial weekend at the Musée du Quai Branly: late-night opening, readings, performances…
Brace yourself because a very special is coming on Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24, 2018. As part of the exhibition “Asian Ghosts and Hells”, the Musée du Quai Branly concocts you two exceptional days and nights paced by several events: readings, ghost hunt, Silent Disco, performances…

June 2018’s most awaited exhibitions:

Yves Saint-Laurent, les dessins de jeunesse au Musée Yves Saint-LaurentYves Saint-Laurent’s drawings from his young days exhibited at Musée YSL Paris
From May 29 to September 9, 2018, discover 60 drawings from Yves Saint-Laurent’s youth from Musée YSL Paris storage. During his teenage years, he is very interested in literature, theater, ballet and fashion and translates the feelings he has!

U.A.M, une Aventure Moderne, l'exposition au Centre PompidouU.A.M, a modern adventure, the exhibition at Centre Pompidou
From May 30 to August 27, 2018, Centre Pompidou dedicates a retrospective to the Union des Artistes Modernes [the French Union of Modern Artists], the biggest movement in the art history of the 20th century. Let’s dive into this main movement of the European modernism.

Allegoria, l'expo fun de Philippe Pasqua au Château de ChamarandeAllegoria, the open-air exhibition at Château de Chamarande
From May 31 to December 20, 2018, go and discover funny creatures at Château de Chamarande. Philippe Pasqua sets up his allegories, gigantic metal sculptures, in the gardens… magnificent!

Game of Thrones, les photos de l’exposition 2018 troneGame Of Thrones: the Touring Exhibition at Paris Porte de Versailles
From June 1 to September 2, 2018, Paris Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles invites J.R.R. Martin’s universe fans to discover the new exhibition devoted to Game of Thrones, entitled The Touring Exhibition. A way to rediscover the series by HBO after the exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre.

Zao Wou-Ki, l'exposition au musée d'Art moderne de la ville de ParisZao Wou-Ki, the exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne
Paris Musée d’Art Moderne (MAMVP) set in the 16th arrondissement, welcomes a beautiful retrospective of French naturalized Chinese artist Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013). To be discovered from June 1, 2018 to January 6, 2019.

Le rêve américain : exposition d'estampes du British Museum à la Fondation CustodiaThe American Dream: Prints from the British Museum exhibited at Paris Fondation Custodia
Set in Paris 7th arrondissement, from June 2 to September 2, 2018, the Fondation Custodia welcomes a beautiful exhibition entitled “The American Dream: Pop to the Present. Prints from the British Museum”.

Les Familles à l'épreuve de la Guerre, l'exposition au Musée de la Grande GuerreFamilies and War, the exhibition at the Musée de la Grande Guerre
On the occasion of the centenary of the armistice, Meaux Musée de la Grande Guerre reveals an exhibition called “Familles à l’épreuve de la Guerre”, an exhibition about families during WWI, to be discovered from June 2 to December 2, 2018. How did children experience the separation with their father? How to manage the stress of losing their father or husband? How did soldiers communicate with their families for the long months of separation? Over 300 archives will present you the intimacy of a family in 1914-1918. Disturbing!

Un T-Rex à Paris : les photosT-Rex, the compelling exhibition 2018 at Paris Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
This summer 2018, the Museum’s Mineralogy gallery welcomes Trix’s incredible skeleton, a 67-million-year old female Tyrannosaurus Rex. Around the skeleton, complete at 70%, we’ll learn more about Trix’s way of life, her diet, her anatomy and her moves. An incredible encounter!

Terres de riz, l'exposition au musée GuimetTerres de Riz, the exhibition at the Musée Guimet
The Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet devotes an exhibition to rice cultivation entitled “Terres de Riz” [Lands of Rice], running from June 6 to October 8, 2018. The occasion to discover, through photographs, a product “at the heart of a multitude of human activities”, from its cultivation to its use.

En Société, l'exposition de pastels au musée du LouvrePastels, the exhibition at the Louvre
From June 7 to September 10, 2018, the Louvre displays an exhibition focused on the museum’s pastels collection. A way to discover a material different from painting, so often used and exhibited.

Jean Cotelle, the exhibition at Versailles Grand Trianon
From June 12 to September 16, 2018, the Versailles Estate dedicates an exhibition to Jean Cotelle, the painter entrusted with the decoration of the Marble Trianon in 1687.

En couleurs, la sculpture polychrome au Musée d'OrsayIn colors, polychromatic sculpture in France at Musée d’Orsay
Come and discover color sculptures at the Musée d’Orsay. Through a beautiful exhibition, the Musée d’Orsay highlights the work of some artists who painted a medium that has often been left all blanc in the 19th century.

L'Envol, dernière exposition à la Maison Rouge avant sa fermetureL’Envol, the last exhibition at the Maison Rouge
The Maison Rouge is shutting down. And for its last exhibition, the Maison Rouge will be about flying, this human dream, an exhibition running from June 16 to October 28, 2018. Every angle of flying will be shown: fantastic, imaginary, extraordinary, fictional, mystical and the exhibition is wonderfully displayed, as usual.

Exposition Picasso et la danse à la Bibliothèque-musée de l'Opéra GarnierPicasso and dance exhibition at Paris Opéra Library-Museum
Bibliothèque National de France and Paris National Opera offer you a very beautiful exhibition from June 19 to September 16, 2018 exploring the multiple aspects of the relationship between Picasso and dance…

Impressionists in London at the Petit Palais
From June 21 to October 14, 2018, the Petit Palais gives pride of place to French impressionists exiled in London from 1870 to 1914 through a beautiful exhibition.

Enfance, la nouvelle Saison du Palais de TokyoChildhood, the new season at Palais de Tokyo
Palais de Tokyo dedicates its new Season, entitled Childhood, to several artists that remind us of our childhood memories and games, while thinking about the past that has an influence on “the building of our identities and their representations”. A recollection to enjoy from June 22 to September 9, 2018.

Exposition Bronwyn Katz au Palais de TokyoBronwyn Katz exhibition at Palais de Toyo
“Recreating a collective history and memory related to spaces and objects” via mattress “skeletons”… This is what offers artist Bronwyn Katz though an exhibition devoted to her work at Palais de Tokyo and from June 22 to September 9, 2018. An exhibition displayed at the same time as the Childhood season, the new season of the venue around our relationship to our young years.

The major exhibitions you shouldn’t miss:

Klimt à l’Atelier des LumièresGustav Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières
Gustav Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières is the beautiful and unique experience to live out from April 13 to November 11, 2018. In a huge 2000-sqm room, we wander around the Austrian painter’s most beautiful paintings (and yes, within the paintings) listening to Viennese waltz. Make your own opinion with our pictures and videos, we loved it!

Jurassic World, nos photos de l'exposition à la Cité du CinémaJurassic World
From April 14 to September 2, 2018, Paris Cité du Cinéma dedicates an exhibition around the movie Jurassic World and its extended universe. A visit into the bowels of the park, discovering the greatest moments of the movie and of course, dinosaurs.

L'exposition LEGO des Super-Heros DC à la VilletteThe Art of the Brick Lego, DC Super Heroes
DC Super Heroes and LEGO® fans, from April 29 to August 19, 2018, you have to go to La Villette for the extraordinary LEGO® exhibition with DC Super Heroes by Nathan Sawaya. This incredible exhibition displays DC Comics super heroes in 100% unique sculptures, LEGO® sculpture made by Nathan Sawaya: we already love it!

Artistes et Robots, la grande expo au Grand PalaisArtists and Robots, the compelling exhibition at Paris Grand Palais
Here is THE exhibition 2018 at Paris Grand Palais. Artistes et Robots [Artists and Robots] presents the works by 20 creative/artist robots that drive men into a corner. Could a robot stand in for a painter or a sculptor? Meet from April 5 to July 9, 2018 to discover paintings, sculptures, immersive installations and music produced by software and robots designed and programmed to be artists.

Napoléon stratège, l'exposition au musée de l'ArméeNapoleon Stratege
Located in an aisle at the Invalides, Paris Musée de l’Armée houses a wide exhibition devoted to Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and his famous battles. The exhibition runs from April 6 to July 22, 2018.

Exposition Enfers et fantômes d'Asie au Musée du Quai BranlyAsian Ghosts and Hells, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Quai Branly
From April 10 to July 15, 2018, find Asian Ghosts and Hells through an exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly. These characters – very present in the Asian culture – are found in Buddhist paintings and performing arts for thousands years through engravings: let’s have an overview!

Au diapason du Monde, la nouvelle expo de la Fondation Louis VuittonIn tune with the world, the new exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
Here’s one of our favorites! In tune with the world, the upcoming exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton is about a current theme: Men’s place in the universe. To bring answers, 200 works from the LVMH Art Foundation collection displayed along a wonderful tour. To be visited from April 11 to August 27, 2018.

Météorites, la belle expo à la Galerie de l'EvolutionMeteorites, the exhibition at Paris Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
Within the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, a beautiful exhibition about meteorites is held alongside dinosaurs’ skeletons. This is what awaits you from October 18, 2017 to June 10, 2018. Sometimes huge, sometimes small, from various materials, meteorites are displayed in a wonderful setting accessible to the (young) astronomy enthusiasts!

Exhibition closing in June 2018:

La France vue du Grand Siècle, l'exposition au musée du LouvreFrance viewed from the Grand Siècle, the exhibition at the Louvre
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.

Bijoux d'artistes, la belle exposition au Musée des Arts DécoratifsBijoux d’artistes at Les Arts Décoratifs
This is an event at Paris Les Arts Décoratifs museum. Come and admire the most beautiful jewels of the 20th century through a very beautiful exhibition running from March 7 to July 1, 2018. All in all, the exhibition gathers about 250 jewels coming straight from Diane Venet’s collection who is a great artist jewels collector considering them like mini works of art!

Artistes et Robots, la grande expo au Grand PalaisArtists and Robots, the compelling exhibition at Paris Grand Palais
Here is THE exhibition 2018 at Paris Grand Palais. Artistes et Robots [Artists and Robots] presents the works by 20 creative/artist robots that drive men into a corner. Could a robot stand in for a painter or a sculptor? Meet from April 5 to July 9, 2018 to discover paintings, sculptures, immersive installations and music produced by software and robots designed and programmed to be artists.


Elodie D.
Last updated on 29 May 2018

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