The best exhibitions in Paris this August 2018

You happen to be in Paris this August 2018? It’s time to enjoy the deserted museums and exhibitions. No matter they are new, compelling or coming to an end soon, exhibitions to be visited in Paris this August are delightful because they make the summer live. Enjoy your stay to take some cultural walks!

Many exhibitions are still displayed this August 2018 in Paris and Ile de France. Even though many institutions only present their permanent collections, there are still some major exhibitions to be discovered before the new cultural season.

Exhibitions to visit this August 2018 in Paris:

L'Envol, dernière exposition à la Maison Rouge avant sa fermetureL'Envol, dernière exposition à la Maison Rouge avant sa fermetureL'Envol, dernière exposition à la Maison Rouge avant sa fermetureL'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.

FUKAMI, l'exposition à l'hôtel Salomon de RothschieldFUKAMI, l'exposition à l'hôtel Salomon de RothschieldFUKAMI, l'exposition à l'hôtel Salomon de RothschieldFUKAMI, l'exposition à l'hôtel Salomon de RothschieldFUKAMI, the exhibition Hotel Salomon de Rothschild
From July 14 to August 18, 2018 Hotel Salomon de Rothschild dedicates an exhibition to the Japanese aesthetic in the art and its representation in nature. An exhibition taking part in Japonismes 2018 celebrating the 160th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between France and Japan.

Exposition Picasso et la danse à la Bibliothèque-musée de l'Opéra GarnierExposition Picasso et la danse à la Bibliothèque-musée de l'Opéra GarnierExposition Picasso et la danse à la Bibliothèque-musée de l'Opéra GarnierExposition 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…

Magiques Licornes, l'exposition au musée de ClunyMagiques Licornes, l'exposition au musée de ClunyMagiques Licornes, l'exposition au musée de ClunyMagiques Licornes, l'exposition au musée de ClunyMagical Unicorns, 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 Magical Unicorns which will run from July 14, 2018 to February 25, 2019.

En Société, l'exposition de pastels au musée du LouvreEn Société, l'exposition de pastels au musée du LouvreEn Société, l'exposition de pastels au musée du LouvreEn Société, l'exposition de pastels au musée du LouvreIn Society, 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.

Un T-Rex à Paris : les photosUn T-Rex à Paris : les photosUn T-Rex à Paris : les photosUn 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!

Doot, Subodh Gupta, 2003Doot, Subodh Gupta, 2003Doot, Subodh Gupta, 2003Doot, Subodh Gupta, 2003Subodh Gupta, metal life at the Monnaie de Paris
Brace yourself because you’ll be surprised! For its great contemporary exhibition 2018, the Monnaie de Paris leaves carte blanche to contemporary Indian artist Subodh Gupta who loves working metal. An artistic UFO to visit from April 13 to August 26, 2018.

Klimt à l’Atelier des LumièresKlimt à l’Atelier des LumièresKlimt à l’Atelier des LumièresKlimt 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!

Mondes tsiganes, la Fabrique des Images au Musée national de l'histoire de L'immigrationMondes tsiganes, la Fabrique des Images au Musée national de l'histoire de L'immigrationMondes tsiganes, la Fabrique des Images au Musée national de l'histoire de L'immigrationMondes tsiganes, la Fabrique des Images au Musée national de l'histoire de L'immigrationGipsy Worlds, the exhibition at the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration
The Musée national de l’Immigration set within the Palais de la Porte Dorée (Paris 12th arrondissement) houses from March 13 to August 26, 2018, a beautiful exhibition called “Mondes Tsiganes” [Gipsy Worlds].

Exposition des créations de Maurizio Galante au Musée de l'Institut du Monde ArabeExposition des créations de Maurizio Galante au Musée de l'Institut du Monde ArabeExposition des créations de Maurizio Galante au Musée de l'Institut du Monde ArabeExposition des créations de Maurizio Galante au Musée de l'Institut du Monde ArabeMaurizio Galante at the Arab World Institute
Maurizio Galante displays its 18 latest creations from this fall/winter 2018 collection. To be discovered from July 10 to September 30, 2018 at the Arab World Institute.

And for even more good ideas, don’t hesitate to have a look at our guide of outdoor cultural walks and exhibitions and our guides of the Parisian museums free for everyone all year long!

Elodie D.
Last updated on 31 July 2018

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