The best exhibitions in Paris this August 2019

Published by Elodie D. · Published on 18 July 2019 at 16h07 · Updated on 22 July 2019 at 10h55
Do you happen to be in Paris this August 2019? It’s time to enjoy this summer's museums and exhibitions. King Tut, Banksy, as well as Berthe Morisot, Romantic Paris and Divine Marilyn, make the best of August to enjoy Paris!

Many exhibitions are still displayed this August 2019 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 2019 in Paris:

Océan, l'exposition à la Grande Galerie de l'EvolutionOcéan, l'exposition à la Grande Galerie de l'EvolutionOcéan, l'exposition à la Grande Galerie de l'EvolutionOcéan, l'exposition à la Grande Galerie de l'Evolution Océan at Paris Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, pictures
Océans,is the beautiful exhibition of the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle [National Museum of National History] running at the Evolution Gallery in Paris from April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition offers a surprising journey to the heart of an uncommon universe and promises to go even further than the only familiar faces of threatened sharks, whales and corals. running at the Evolution Gallery in Paris from April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition offers a surprising journey to the heart of an uncommon universe and promises to go even further than the only familiar faces of threatened sharks, whales and corals."|image="gauche"]

Exposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photosExposition Van Gogh à l'Atelier des Lumières, les photos Van Gogh, La Nuit Etoilée: the experience at Paris Atelier des Lumières
From February 22 to December 31, 2019 Paris Atelier des Lumières takes us to a new immersive exhibition focusing on Van Gogh’s universe. For 35 minutes, we roam around Van Gogh’s most beautiful paintings, rediscovering this poorly received genius back in the days. His story, his brushstroke and his evolution are unveiled.

Toutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photosToutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photosToutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photosToutânkhamon à la Grande Halle de la Villette : nos photos King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Grande Halle de la Villette: extra time
An exhibition devoted to Tutankhamun in Paris? From March 23, to September 22, 2019, head to La Villette for a major display of the treasures of the Pharaoh in conjunction with the Grand Egyptian Museum. And on June 15th, enjoy a late-night opening with the Tutankhamun Night

The World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photosThe World of Banksy : expérience immersive à l'Espace Lafayette-Drouot, les photos The World of Banksy: immersive Banksy experience at Paris Espace Lafayette-Drouot
The Espace Lafayette-Drouot in Paris is welcoming an unique installation: “The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience”. Devoted to the world-famous street artist, this exhibition will reveal from June 13 to July 31, 2019 about 100 works on 1200sqm.

Exposition Royaumes oubliés au musée du LouvreExposition Royaumes oubliés au musée du LouvreExposition Royaumes oubliés au musée du LouvreExposition Royaumes oubliés au musée du Louvre Forgotten Kingdoms, Heirs of the Hittite Empire at the Louvre - pictures
From May 2 to August 12, 2019, the Louvre offers an exhibition around the art of the Hittite Empire called Forgotten Kingdom, Heirs of the Hittite Empire. For the first time in France, we discover a selection of Hittite, neo-Hittite and Aramean treausres, remains found in Turkish and Syrian lands dating back to from -1400 and - 750 B.C.

Dans les coulisses de la Paix, l'exposition au Musée de la Grande GuerreDans les coulisses de la Paix, l'exposition au Musée de la Grande GuerreDans les coulisses de la Paix, l'exposition au Musée de la Grande GuerreDans les coulisses de la Paix, l'exposition au Musée de la Grande Guerre Dans les coulisses de la Paix exhibition at the Musée de la Grande Guerre
From June 8 to December 8, 2019 the Musée de la Grande Guerre takes us behind the scenes of the Peace. After a year commemorating the centenary of the First World War, the museum highlights the Conference of peace gathered in Paris that led to the Treaty of Versailles.

Open-air exhibitions to see in August 2019 in Paris:

Les Extatiques, l'exposition en plein air à la DéfenseLes Extatiques, l'exposition en plein air à la DéfenseLes Extatiques, l'exposition en plein air à la DéfenseLes Extatiques, l'exposition en plein air à la DéfenseLes Extatiques, the open-air exhibition at La Défense
La Défense welcomes a large contemporary art and open-air exhibition from June 27 to September 29, 2019 called Les Extatiques.

Que faire ce week-end à Paris les 21, 22 et 23 Juin 2019Que faire ce week-end à Paris les 21, 22 et 23 Juin 2019Que faire ce week-end à Paris les 21, 22 et 23 Juin 2019Que faire ce week-end à Paris les 21, 22 et 23 Juin 2019 Patricia Cunha’s multicolor balloons hanging in Cour St Emilion, Bercy Village, Paris
After Patricia Cunha’s multicolor umbrellas, discover the artist’ multicolor balloons, floating above Cour St Emilion from June 8 to August 31, 2019.

Contemporary art exhibitions and retrospectives to see in August 2019 in Paris:

Exposition Mobilier d'Architectes à la Cité de l'Architecture et du PatrimoineExposition Mobilier d'Architectes à la Cité de l'Architecture et du PatrimoineExposition Mobilier d'Architectes à la Cité de l'Architecture et du PatrimoineExposition Mobilier d'Architectes à la Cité de l'Architecture et du PatrimoineLe Mobilier d'architectes de 1960 à 2020 at the Cité de l'Architecture: pictures
Design furniture from 1860 to 2020 is given pride of place at Paris Cité de l'Architecture with a major exhibition running from May 29 to September 30, 2019. Over 250 pieces by 125 architects are presented and represented for a panorama of the furniture creation, from Art Déco to Modern, without forgetting Bauhaus.

Exposition Savoir Faire Savoir à la Galerie des GaleriesExposition Savoir Faire Savoir à la Galerie des GaleriesExposition Savoir Faire Savoir à la Galerie des GaleriesExposition Savoir Faire Savoir à la Galerie des GaleriesSavoir Faire Savoir exhibition at the Galerie des Galeries
From June 26 to August 18, 2019 the Galeries Lafayette invites you to rediscover the know how of its applied art workshops, the 'Maîtrise' thanks to the Savoir Faire Savoir exhibition at the Galerie des Galeries.

Exposition Préhistoire, un invention moderne au Centre Pompidou, les photosExposition Préhistoire, un invention moderne au Centre Pompidou, les photosExposition Préhistoire, un invention moderne au Centre Pompidou, les photosExposition Préhistoire, un invention moderne au Centre Pompidou, les photos Préhistoire, une invention moderne, the exhibition at Paris Centre Pompidou: pictures
From May 8 to September 16, 2019, Paris Centre Pompidou dedicates an exhibition to the fertile relationship between prehistory and modern art, a display called “Préhistoire, une invention moderne” [Prehistory, a modern invention].."|image="gauche"]

Félix Fénéon et les arts lointains, l'exposition au Musée du Quai BranlyFélix Fénéon et les arts lointains, l'exposition au Musée du Quai BranlyFélix Fénéon et les arts lointains, l'exposition au Musée du Quai BranlyFélix Fénéon et les arts lointains, l'exposition au Musée du Quai Branly Félix Fénéon and non-western arts, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Quai Branly
From May 28 to September 29, 2019 the Musée du Quai Branly pays tribute to Felix Fénéon and faraway arts. A wonderful occasion to know more about this art dealer fond of non-western arts!

Exposition de la collection d'Helena Rubinstein au Musée d'art et d'histoire du JudaïsmeExposition de la collection d'Helena Rubinstein au Musée d'art et d'histoire du JudaïsmeExposition de la collection d'Helena Rubinstein au Musée d'art et d'histoire du JudaïsmeExposition de la collection d'Helena Rubinstein au Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme Helena Rubinstein collection displayed at Paris Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme
From March 20 to August 25, 2019 Paris Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme provides an exhibition on Helena Rubinstein’s private collection called “The Adventure of Beauty”. An immersion into art, fashion and even photography that won’t leave you unscathed.

Berthe Morisot au Musée d'OrsayBerthe Morisot au Musée d'OrsayBerthe Morisot au Musée d'OrsayBerthe Morisot au Musée d'Orsay Berthe Morisot, the exhibition at Paris Musée d’Orsay
From June 18 to September 22, 2019 the Musée d’Orsay devotes an exhibition to Berthe Morisot. Through 60 paintings, we discover the exceptional career of this impressionist painter.

Takesada Matsutani au Centre PompidouTakesada Matsutani au Centre PompidouTakesada Matsutani au Centre PompidouTakesada Matsutani au Centre Pompidou Takesada Matustani retrospective at Paris Centre Pompidou
From June 26 to September 23, 2019 Paris Centre Pompidou devotes an exhibition to Takesada Matsutani. This Japanese artist living and working in Paris since 1966 is rather unknown by art connoisseurs. The retrospective returns to 60 years of creation in a singular style, over 22 works given by Takesada Matsutani to Centre Pompidou.

Wright Morris, l'exposition à la Fondation Cartier-BressonWright Morris, l'exposition à la Fondation Cartier-BressonWright Morris, l'exposition à la Fondation Cartier-BressonWright Morris, l'exposition à la Fondation Cartier-Bresson Wright Morris, the exhibition at Paris Cartier-Bresson Foundation
Set in Paris Le Marais neighborhood, the Cartier-Bresson Foundation welcomes an exhibition from June 18 to September 29, 2019 focusing on photographer Wright Morris.

Back Side, le dos à la Mode au Musée BourdelleBack Side, le dos à la Mode au Musée BourdelleBack Side, le dos à la Mode au Musée BourdelleBack Side, le dos à la Mode au Musée Bourdelle Back Side, Fashion from Behind at Paris Musée Bourdelle
Back Side is the exhibition to see from July 5 to November 17, 2019 at Paris Musée Bourdelle. For this beautiful presentation devoted to backs in fashion the museum unveils over 100 silhouettes and accessories from the 18th century to nowadays for an ode to sensuality!

Major historic exhibitions in August 2019 in Paris:

Exposition Architectures Rêvées au Château de Versailles, les photosExposition Architectures Rêvées au Château de Versailles, les photosExposition Architectures Rêvées au Château de Versailles, les photosExposition Architectures Rêvées au Château de Versailles, les photos Architectural Projects, the exhibition at the Palace of Versailles
Running from May 3 to August 3, 2019 the Palace of Versailles unveils us some of its secrets thanks to the “Architectural Projects” exhibition. For the first time, this exhibition offers to discover the craziest architectural projects in France for this unparalleled palace!

Antoine-Jean Gros et les élèves de David, l'exposition au Musée du LouvreAntoine-Jean Gros et les élèves de David, l'exposition au Musée du LouvreAntoine-Jean Gros et les élèves de David, l'exposition au Musée du LouvreAntoine-Jean Gros et les élèves de David, l'exposition au Musée du Louvre Antoine-Jean Gros and David’s students, the exhibition at the Louvre
From June 27 to September 30, 2019 the Louvre dedicates an exhibition to painter Antoine-Jean Gros, famous student of Jacques-Louis David.

Paris Romantique, l'exposition au Petit PalaisParis Romantique, l'exposition au Petit PalaisParis Romantique, l'exposition au Petit PalaisParis Romantique, l'exposition au Petit Palais Romantic Paris, the exhibition at Paris Petit Palais
The Petit Palais dedicates a beautiful exhibition to Romantic Paris in the years 1815-1848. Running from May 22 to September 15, 2019, the exhibition offers a walk through the French capital during its urban revolution.

Photo exhibitions to see in August 2019 in Paris:

Exposition "Divine Marilyn" à la Galerie Joseph à ParisExposition "Divine Marilyn" à la Galerie Joseph à ParisExposition "Divine Marilyn" à la Galerie Joseph à ParisExposition "Divine Marilyn" à la Galerie Joseph à ParisDivine Marilyn at Galerie Joseph in Paris
Marilyn Monroe is displayed at the Paris Galerie Joseph with an exclusive exhibition bringing together pictures taken by three of the biggest names of the American photography industry who immortalized Marilyn Monroe: Sam Shaw, Milton Greene et Bert Stern. The Divine Marilyn exhibition is not to be missed from Tuesday July 9 to Sunday September 22, 2019.

Exposition Champs d'Amours, 100 ans de cinéma arc-en-ciel à l'Hôtel de VilleExposition Champs d'Amours, 100 ans de cinéma arc-en-ciel à l'Hôtel de VilleExposition Champs d'Amours, 100 ans de cinéma arc-en-ciel à l'Hôtel de VilleExposition Champs d'Amours, 100 ans de cinéma arc-en-ciel à l'Hôtel de VilleChamps d'Amours, 100 ans de cinéma arc-en-ciel exhibition at the l'Hôtel de Ville
The "Champs d'Amours, 100 ans de cinéma arc-en-ciel" [Champs d'Amours, 100 years of rainbow cinema] exhibition is to be discovered for free from June 25 to September 28, 2019 at the Hotel de Ville. It returns on 100 years of committed LGBTQI+ movies without any taboos!

L'Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds, l'exposition au PanthéonL'Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds, l'exposition au PanthéonL'Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds, l'exposition au PanthéonL'Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds, l'exposition au Panthéon L’Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds, the exhibition at the Panthéon: our pictures
The Panthéon in Paris devotes an exhibition to the story of deaf persons and sign language, an exhibition called “L’Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds” [The Silent Story of Deaf Persons] and running from June 19 to October 6, 2019. A chronological dive into the different evolutions of the place of deaf persons in the society, from the Middle-Ages to nowadays without forgetting the Renaissance. and running from June 19 to October 6, 2019. A chronological dive into the different evolutions of the place of deaf persons in the society, from the Middle-Ages to nowadays without forgetting the Renaissance."|image="gauche"]

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!

Practical information

Opening Time
From 1 August 2019 to 31 August 2019

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    Location

    1er Arrondissement
    75001 Paris 1

    Recommended age
    For all

    Average duration
    2 h

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