The best exhibitions in Paris this July 2018

For summer, the Parisian euphoria is far from calming down! With Parisian workers who’re stuck in the city, kids to take out, museums get it well, you have to keep all these people busy with exhibitions and activities galore.

In July, do what you like! With summer and sunny days, we could almost forget that super exhibitions are running in the museums!

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July 2018’s major events:

Banksy à Paris : où sont les oeuvres ?Banksy in Paris: where are the works?
Famous anonymous street artist Banksy has stopped by Paris this weekend and 8 works have been discovered by Parisians. If you think you’ve seen a Banksy, we remind you Banksy’s works already found and we give you clues to identify them!

Art Connexion au Grand Palais : 15 expériences numériques gratuites !Art Connexion at the Grand Palais: 15 free digital experiences!
Don’t miss Art# Connexion at the Grand Palais on July 7, 8, 9, 2018. All weekend long, the Grand Palais invites Google Arts and Culture to offer 15 unique experiences to visitors between virtual reality and augmented reality, immersive screenings and 3D digitalization!

jardin du musée du quai branly, rendez-vous aux jardins 2011, jardin d'été Summer 2018 garden at the Musée du Quai Branly: the program!
Every summer, the Musée du Quai Branly opens its garden to strollers and music-lovers: opening of the rooftop with a view on the Eiffel Tower, Electro naps (or Siestes Electroniques),… The edition 2018 of the “Jardin d’été” is full of events and surprises! Meet from June 26 to September 22, 2018, the access is free and free of charge.

Nocturne dédiée au monde Kawaii à la Fondation Louis Vuitton : les photosLa Nocturne #3 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton with Etienne Jaumet
For the third and last “Nocturne”, on July 6, 2018, the Fondation Louis Vuitton hands over the reins of the music atmosphere to Etienne Jaumet, Pan European Recording and Felicita. And this evening will be the opportunity to all those who haven’t seen it, to discover the exhibition “In Tune with the World”!

Garden parties nocturnes dans les jardins du Musée de Montmartre Nocturnal Garden Parties in the garden of the Musée de Montmartre
On Thursdays, from June 28 to July 26, 2018, head to the Musée de Montmartre and more precisely to the Jardins Renoir to enjoy a bucolic and nocturnal garden party, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. On the menu: visit of the permanent collection, temporary collections and champagne tasting.

Réouverture du Musée de la vie romantiqueReopening of Paris Musée de la Vie Romantique
Romantic souls, from this upcoming June 22, you can once again roam the Musée de la Vie Romantique and enjoy its magnificent setting. Following renovation works, it finally reopens and welcomes Madame Air, a new installation set in the permanent collections.

Rue Barcelona : le street art barcelonais s'expose à Paris !Rue Barcelona: Barcelona street art displayed in Paris!
From June 28 to August 4, board to Barcelona with the street art exhibition Rue Barcelona: a real retrospective of urban art dressing Barcelona streets.

July 2018’s most awaited exhibitions:

Exposition Martin Parr à BeaugrenelleFoodographie by Martin Parr, an exhibition at Beaugrenelle Paris
From June 30 to September 3, 2018, let’s run to Beaugrenelle in Paris 15th arrondissement, to discover the Foodographie exhibition by British photographer Martin Parr. A very gourmet exhibition, that doesn’t make us gain weight at all!

Japonisme 2018, Les Arts en Résonance, la nouvelle saison du musée du LouvreTrône, Kohei Nawa’s work displayed at the Louvre
The Louvre offers a new season focused on the 160th anniversary of the diplomatic relationships between Japan and France, called “Japonisme 2018, Les âmes en resonance”. A modern art exhibition running from July 14, 2018 to January 14, 2019.

Exposition Les Mondes de Chaumet à la Maison ChaumetLes Mondes de Chaumet exhibited at Maison Chaumet
Chaumet new jewel collection is displayed to the public, for two days only, on July 7 and 8, 2018, as part of the “Les Mondes de Chaumet” exhibition. The occasion to discover these gems before they leave on a world tour.

Magiques Licornes, l'exposition au musée de ClunyMagiques Licornes, the exhibition at Paris Musée de Cluny
For its partial reopening, the Musée de Cluny dedicates an exhibition to the mythic and mystic animal using its famous collection of tapestries of The Lady and the Unicorn as a starting point. Entitled Magiques Licornes [Magic Unicorns] which will run from July 14, 2018 to February 25, 2019.

Roee Rosen, l'exposition au Centre PompidouRoee Rosen, the exhibition at Centre Pompidou
The Centre Pompidou houses an exhibition devoted to Israeli-American artists, writer and director Roee Rosen, entitled “Histoires dans la Pénombre”. To be visited from June 27 to October 29, 2018.

Yves Saint-Laurent, les dessins de jeunesse au Musée Yves Saint-LaurentYves Saint-Laurent, 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 the Château de Chamarande
From May 31 to September 20, 2018 set off to discover odd creatures at the Château de Chamarande. Philippe Pasqua sets up his Allegories, giant metal sculpture, in the gardens… wonderful!

Game of Thrones : The Touring Exhibition, l’exposition à la Porte de VersaillesGame of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition
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”.

Laura Schawelka, l'exposition au Goethe InstitutLaura Schawelka, the exhibition at the Goethe Institute
Set in Paris 16th arrondissement, the Goethe Institute welcomes a free exhibition of German artist Laura Schawelka. Meet from June 22 to September 9, 2018 to discover her exhibition entitled “Derniers Jours” [Last Days].

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
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, l'exposition au Grand Trianon de VersaillesJean 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.

Exposition Jardin de mémoires au domaine de Saint-Germain-en-LayeJardin de Mémoires exhibition at the Domaine de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
From July 1 to October , the Domaine de Saint-Germain-en-Laye welcomes the “Jardin de Mémoires, l’art du partage” exhibition, a beautiful gathering of creations in situ and works dialoging in the estate fantastic gardens.

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…

Enfance, nos photos de 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.

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, l'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.

Enfers et fantômes d'Asie, l'exposition 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 of 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 January 2019. Sometimes huge, sometimes small, from various materials, meteorites are displayed in a wonderful setting accessible to the (young) astronomy enthusiasts!

Elodie D.
Last updated on 30 June 2018

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