Many exhibitions are still displayed this August 2020 in Paris and Ile de France, extended over the coronavirus health crisis. Even though many institutions only present their permanent collections, there are still some major exhibitions to be discovered before the new cultural season.
Unmissable exhibitions to see this August 2020:
Pompei, the exhibition at the Grand Palais / new dates
The Grand Palais devotes a digital exhibition to the latest excavations conducted in Pompeii and all the works of art discovered then. Postponed because of the coronavirus epidemic, the exhibition is running again from July 1 to September 27, 2020.
James Tissot, the retrospective at the Musée d’Orsay: new dates
The Musée d’Orsay offers us a rather exclusive exhibition focusing on James Tissot. Initially planned from March 24 to July 19, 2020, the exhibition will let you dive into the high society in the 19th century and discover the details of the artist’s life deeply attached to the French and British societies from June 23 to September 13, 2020.
Dernier repas à Pompéi, the historic exhibition at the Musée de l’Homme, new dates
The Musée de l’Homme invites you to share one last meal, but not any kind. The “Dernier repas à Pompéi” (Last Meal in Pompei) exhibition takes us to discover the food and leftovers found during the archaeological digs. Items and works exhibited leave Italy for the first time: you don’t want to miss this exhibition running from July 8, 2020 to January 4, 2020.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the exhibition at Centre Pompidou, our pictures
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Centre Pompidou has decided to postponed the exhibition devoted to Christo and Jeanne-Claude to July 1 to October 19, 2020. An exhibition like a tribute to the artist who passed away in May 2020. Discover pictures of the exhibition.
Monet, Renoir, Chagall… Journeys around the Mediterranean, the immersive exhibition reopens at the Atelier des Lumières
The Atelier des Lumières presents the visual experience Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Journeys around the Mediterranean again from May 26 to December 31, 2020. Designed as a visual experience, this exhibition takes us to the heart of masterpieces by 20 artists including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Matisse, Signac, Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy, Chagall for a walk across the history of art in the 19th and 20th centuries, from impressionism to modernity via pointillism and fauvism. CAREFUL: With the new health measure, your ticket may no longer be valid.
Retrospective exhibitions to see this August 2020:
The Otto Freundlich exhibition at Paris Musée de Montmartre reopens
You thought you knew everything about Otto Freundlich? Not at all. The monographic “La revelation de l’abstraction” exhibition running from February 28 to September 6, 2020 at Paris Musée de Montmartre returns to the life and works of the modern and abstract art forerunner. The exhibition reopens on May 30, 2020.
Betty Catroux exhibition at Paris Musée Yves Saint-Laurent
The Musée Yves Saint-Laurent highlights former model and Yves Saint-Laurent’s muse, Betty Catroux. The “Feminine Singular” exhibition unveils Betty Catroux’s most exceptional outfits you can discover from March 3 to October 11, 2020. The museum is closed until further notice.
Coronavirus: the Turner exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André reopens in May
Despite coronavirus, Paris Musée Jacquemart-André proposes its great retrospective around work by British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner with the “Turner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate” exhibition, running again from May 26 to January 11, 202 in partnership with London’s Tate. The exhibition is also available on line for a virtual tour.
Christian Louboutin exhibition at Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée: L'Exhibition[niste] - reopens and extra time
Displaying a fantastic Christian Louboutin exhibition reopens from June 16, 2020, at the Palais de la Porte Dorée. Moreover, the compelling exhibition enjoys more time and runs until January 4, 2021. - reopens and extra time"]
Helena Rubinstein’s collection at Paris Musée du Quai Branly, extra time
From November 5, 2019 to September 27, 2020 Paris Musée du Quai Branly devotes a wonderful exhibition to Helena Rubinstein’s art collection. Including 60 primitive sculptures, portraits and art objects, this exhibition offers an original approach of art as seen by a passionate woman who was interested in what others considered to be ugly.
“Cézanne and the Italian Masters” at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet - reopening and extra time
The “Cézanne and the Italian Masters” exhibition running from February 27 2020 at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet will return from June 2 and extended to January 3, 2021 due to coronavirus. For the first time it returns on the very strong connection between Cézanne and the masterpieces by the greatest Italian masters. The occasion to discover Cézanne and his painting in a new light!
Contemporary art exhibitions to see this August 2020:
Les Extatiques 2020, the free open-air exhibition from La Défense to La Seine Musicale
Les Extatiques, the monumental open-air exhibition at La Défense is back from June 26 to October 4, 2020. This year, for the 3rd edition, works by Fabrice Hyber, Elsa Shal, Matteo Nasini and Carlos Cruz-Diez will take over the public pace between La Défense and the gardens of La Seine Musicale.
The Banksy exhibition reopens in Paris: late-night opening
“The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience” exhibition reopens on May 12, 2020 in Paris. Extended to December 31, 2020, this exhibition in sut is devoted to the world-famous street artist, and reveals about 100 works on 1200sqm. Keep reading to discover our most beautiful pictures of the exhibition.
Photo exhibtiions to see this August 2020:
Claudia Andujar exhibition at the Cartier foundation - Reopening and extra time
The Fondation Cartier welcomes Claudia Andujar and her “The Yanomami Struggle” exhibition. From June 16 to September 13, 2020, discover the Yanomami people and Amazonia through the pictures of the Brazilian artist. An impressive journey thanks to over 300 photographs and historic documents.
The Grande Arche reopens with Grandeur Nature, the photo exhibition
Beautiful photograph lovers are expected on the Grande Arche rooftop to discover an exhibition by two photographers, Olivier Löser and Laurent Monlaü, called Grandeur Nature and running from June 8 to late October 2020.
Themed exhibitions to see this August 2020:
In the Drawing Room, the Prat collection at Paris Petit Palais
The Petit Palais highlights the Prat Collection with an exhibition called “In the Drawing Room”. Three centuries of drawings by major French artists are to be discovered or rediscovered from June 16th to October 4th, , 2020.
The Advent of the Artist, the Louvre’s Petite Galerie’s exhibition – reopening and extra time
The Louvre is dedicating an exhibition to the Advent of the Artist in the Petite Galerie. Halted by the coronavirus epidemic, it will resume from July 6, 2020 and is extended to June 2021. Adapted to all, this display will get you accustomed to all “features” used by artists over time.
Spirit, are you there? Out picturse of the mystical exhibition at Paris Musée Maillol
The Musée Maillol is ultimately reopening and is all about spiritism with the “Spirit, are you there? The Painters of the Beyond” exhibition. Running from June 10 to November 1, 2020, come and admire paintings by masters from the 19th and 20th centuries and challenge spirits and ghosts if you dare! Discover our pictures of the exhibitions.
Who’s gazing, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Quai Branly - New dates
The Musée du Quai Branly brings together 26 photographers and video makers to present the “Who’s gazing” exhibition running from June 30 to November 1, 2020.
Yves Klein, infinite blue, the exhibition reopens at the Atelier des Lumières
The Atelier des Lumières looks at life through blue-tinted glasses with the “Yves Klein, Infinite Blue” exhibition. From May 26, 2020 to January 3, 2021 don’t give any second thoughts and go and enjoy this incredible visual and sound universe. CAREFUL: with the new health restrictions, you ticket may no longer be valid.
Harper’s Bazaar, the exhibition at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs - reopens
Harper’s Bazaar is coming to Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs for a great retrospective. Interrupted because of the coronavirus crisis, the exhibition resumes from June 23, 2020 to January 4, 2021. In the museum’s fashion and fabric collections freshly renovated, items and photographs tell about 150 years of fashion, the fashion exhibition to see this spring!
Historical exhibitions to see this August 2020:
Champs-Elysées, free exhibition at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal // Reopening
The Champs-Elysées, histoire et perspective exhibition at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal reopens from June 16 to August 30, 2020. Free of charge, this beautiful exhibit is the occasion to discover more about the history and the future projects for the world's most beautiful avenue.
Playful exhibitions to see this August 2020:
Araignées, Lucioles et Papillons, the artistic-scientific exhibition at Paris Musée en Herbe
Paris Musée en Herbe welcomes children and adults so that they can discover the mysterious world of the small insects living in our world. The “Araignées, Lucioles et Papillons” (Spiders, Lightning Bugs and Butterflies) exhibition expects you from June 13, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Discover this display with your family and enjoy the many works and other vivarium to learn more while having fun!
Espions, the spy exhibition at Paris Cité des Sciences - reopening and extra time
Become a spy with Paris Cité des Sciences! In partnership with the national intelligence services and French TV series Le Bureau des Légendes [The Bureau], let’s put on the shoes of an agent who has to investigate a nuclear test abroad. The exhibition is back on June 27, 2020 and extended to August 1, 2021.
Mad Dimension, the new immersive and 100% Insta-worthy museum reopens
Alert, this is an event in Paris! The Mad Dimension is the latest and buzzing museum that is 100% immersive and 100% Insta-worthy. This temporary museum reopens from June 6, 2020 and has wonderful surprises in store. Book your session and enjoy an exclusive experience.
The Museum of Illusions opens in Paris
The Museum of Illusions opens in Paris 1st arrondissement. Starting December 20, 2019 come and live a unique and playful experience with your family! Dive into a fascinating world shaking your senses up… A multisensory visit you really don’t want to miss.
Dates and Opening Time
From 1 August 2020 to 31 August 2020
Paris - Ile de France
75001 Paris 1