Art Exhibitions in Paris, August 2017

Are you looking for a great exhibition running this August 2017 in Paris? If so, no matter it is a new one, a compelling one or one coming to an end, exhibitions in Paris this August are incredible and will make you make the most of your time in the French capital.

In August 2017, many exhibitions are still running in Paris and in Ile de France. Even though many institutions will only show their permanent collections, there are still some great exhibitions to discover before summer comes to an end.

The most anticipated exhibitions in August 2017:

Paris Plage 2017Air France Magazine exhibits at Paris-Plage Paris seen from elsewhere or “Paris vu d’ailleurs” is a beautiful photo exhibition to discover at Paris-Plages from July 29 to September 3, 2017. Thought up by Air France Magazine, this small visit of 14 photographs pays tribute to the city of lights, Paris.

Animaux & guerres, l'exposition au musée de l'ArméeAnimals & Wars, the exhibition at the Musée de l’Armée The Musée de l’Armée offers a very interesting exhibition that will please the whole family. The exhibition focuses on the roles animals played throughout the wars humanity has endured. From August 2 to October 9, 2017, we do not retrace the footsteps of soldiers but horses, dogs and other war animals.

Syrien n'est fait : festival engagé aux Grands VoisinsSyrien n’est fait, the committed festival at the Grands Voisins From August 9 to 13, 2017 the committed art festival called “Syrien n’est fait” is back for a second edition at the Grands Voisins in Paris to make you all discover another facet of Syria.

Fashion Maestro, l'expo dédiée à la photographie de mode Fashion Maestro, fashion photography at Yellow Corner To celebrate Fashion Week, Yellow Korner welcomes the exhibition Fashion Maestro – Dans l’objectif de Jean-Daniel Lorieux. From August 24 to November 1, 2017, the famous fashion photographer, Jean-Daniel Lorieux, exhibits his work and invites three counterparts: Guillaume Girardot, Nicolas Bets and John Wright.

Photographies at the Bibliothèque Vaugirard From August 1 to 26, 2017, head to the Bibliothèque Vaugirard to discover the work of apprentice photographers of Brassaï high school in Paris. Photographs of all kinds using varied techniques!

Frontières at the Bibliothèque Claude Lévi-Strauss From August 5 to September 30, 2017, the Bibliothèque Claude Lévi-Strauss presents Marius Martinot’s engravings and drawings focusing on the borders.

The exhibitions to visit in Paris this August 2017:

La formidable exposition DIOR au musée des Arts DécoratifsChristian Dior at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs orchestrates a wonderful exhibition about Christian Dior (1905-1957), the house designer. From 5 Juy 2017 to 7 January 2018, this huge restrospective features more than 400 dresses, come and visit the exhibition through a staged journey designed with genius by Nathalie Crinière.

Dragonland 2017Dragonland at Paris Porte de Versailles From May 25 to September 3, 2017, Paris exhibition center is hosting a gigantic exhibition dedicated to dragons featuring about thirty full-scale dragons. Myth or reality? Come and discover an exhibition with dragons more authentic than the originals!

Imagine Van Gogh à la Grande Halle de la VilletteImagine Van Gogh 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...

Dalida, l'expo évènementDalida at Paris Musée de la Mode Paris Musée de la Mode, Palais Galliera, displays an exhibition dedicated to a true icon, Dalida, and especially to her glamourous look made famous by her ample bosoms and alluring lower back. To visit from 27 April to 13 August 2017.

Walker EvansWalker Evans at the Centre Pompidou From 26 April to 14 August 2017, the Centre Pompidou presents a great exhibition focused on the American photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975). For this very first French retrospective, the museum puts on a great spread and begins a wide thought about the artist’s work.

Game, l'expo des meilleurs jeux vidéos d'hier et d'aujourd'huiGAME, the video game through time exhibition at the Fondation EDF Come and play for free to the greatest video games ever at the Fondation EDF. From March 1 to August 27, 2017, for the exhibition, the venue brings together about 60 games half of which can be played, virtual reality games, old school arcades!

DC Comics débarque au Musée Art LudiqueDC Comics at Paris Ludique Museum From 31 March to 10 September 2017, the Art Ludique museum showcases DC Superheroes with an exhibition called “The Dawn of Superheroes”. Thanks to a collaboration with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros, the Parisian museum gathers together Batman, Superman and so many other Superheroes in Paris. A great DC-heroes family portrait you should not miss!

Nous et les autres, du préjugé au racisme, l’expo au Musée de l’HommeUS and Them: From Prejudice to Racism at the Musée de l'Homme From March 31, 2017 to January 8, 2018, the Musée de l’Homme organizes its first temporary exhibition. The Musée de l’Homme hits hard and highlights racism in our society. Us and Them: From Prejudice to Racism is a rattling exhibition you can visit from March 31, 2017 to January 8, 2018.

Derain, Balthus, Giacometti : une amitié artistique, l'exposition au MAMVPDerain, Balthus, Giacometti brought together at the Musée d’Art Moderne From June 2 to October 29, 2017, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in the 16th arrondissement hosts a wonderful exhibition of paintings and sculptures called “Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: une amitié artistique”.

Portraits de Cézanne, l'exposition au musée d'OrsayPortraits by Cézanne, the exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay 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).

David Hockney, l'expo évènement au Centre Pompidou 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.

Exposition 113 Ors au Musée Guimet113 Ors d’Asie at the Musée Guimet From June 21 to September 4, 2017, the Musée Guimet dedicates a new exhibition on how gold is used in Asia. Jewelries for Indian Maharajahs, golden coins from Afghanistan or gold powder from Japan. In total, 113 golden works of art are exhibited, the 113 Golds from Asia!

Inextricabilia. Enchevêtrements magiques, l'exposition à la Maison RougeInextricabilia. 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.

For even more exhibitions, do not hesitate to check out the best open-air and free exhibitions in Paris and our guide of free museums and monuments in Paris.

Elodie D.
Last updated on 26 July 2017

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