This page lists art exhibitions on view in Paris. The list is organised according to the end date of the exhibitions, with those about to close listed first. Modeconnect also lists Paris fashion exhibitions and art and fashion exhibitions on show for free in Paris. If you have missed “ALAIA at the Musee Galliera in Paris”, “Paris Haute Couture” or “50’s French Fashion “, you may be interested in reading our reviews.

This page was last updated on the 3-1-2015.


 

Baccarat – the legend of crystal

at the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris

“This is the first Baccarat retrospective in France since the Bicentenary exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 1964. In harmony with the architecture of the Petit Palais, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, this new presentation will include creations designed by Baccarat for the big exhibitions in Paris between 1823 and 1937 – the shows which brought the company an international reputation and commissions from leading figures and celebrities all over the world.“ – Quoted from the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris’s website.

On show at the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Avenue Winston Churchill , 75008 Paris, until January 4, 2015, Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm, till 8pm Thu.. Standard entry fee: €11. Check details on the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Pariss website.

 


 

Marcel Duchamp. La peinture, même

at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou

“A new interpretation of the paintings of Marcel Duchamp, one of the most iconic figures in 20th century art. “ – Quoted from the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou’s website.

On show at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou,, 75004 Paris, until January 5, 2015, Wed-Mon, 11h – 21h, till 23h Thu. Standard entry fee: Incl. with Entry Fee €13. Check details on the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidous website.

 


 

Hedi Slimane – Sonic

at the Fondation Pierre Bergé & Yves Saint Laurent

“Photographs by Hedi Slimane. Studio portraits will be taken from 15 years of musical archives, amongst which are black and white prints exhibited for the first time, including portrayals of heroic rock figures, from Lou Reed to Brian Wilson, from Amy Winehouse to Keith Richards.“ – Quoted from the Fondation Pierre Bergé & Yves Saint Laurent ‘s website.

On show at the Fondation Pierre Bergé & Yves Saint Laurent , 3 rue Léonce Reynaud, , 75116 Paris, until January 11, 2015, Tues – Sund, 11.00 am to 6.00 pm. Standard entry fee: €7.00. Check details on the Fondation Pierre Bergé & Yves Saint Laurent s website.

 



 

LOUISE PRESSAGER – LES MODULES

at the Palais de Tokyo

“The Latin cross is a recurring motif in the exhibition by Louise Pressager (born in 1985, lives and works in Malakoff). As a synthesis of the horizontal and vertical dynamics at work in society, the cross symbolizes for the artist social climbing and falling, the quest for spiritual elevation but also the horizontal deployment of energy.“ – Quoted from the Palais de Tokyo’s website.

On show at the Palais de Tokyo, 13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, until January 11, 2015, Wed-Mon, 12h – 24h. Standard entry fee: incl. with entry fee €10.00. Check details on the Palais de Tokyos website.

 


 

QINGMEI YAO – LES MODULES

at the Palais de Tokyo

“Qingmei Yao, Winner of the Prix Spécial du jury du 59ème Salon de Montrouge (born in 1982, lives and works in Paris and Limoges) presents several poetic and farcical films – some of which were produced specially for her exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo – as well as diverse objects, accessories and technical elements that come together to create a specific environment.“ – Quoted from the Palais de Tokyo’s website.

On show at the Palais de Tokyo, 13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, until January 11, 2015, Wed-Mon, 12h – 24h. Standard entry fee: incl. with entry fee €10.00. Check details on the Palais de Tokyos website.

 


 

VIRGINIE GOUBAND – LES MODULES

at the Palais de Tokyo

“Virginie Gouband, Winner of the Prix du Conseil Général des Hauts-de-Seine du 59ème Salon de Montrouge (born in 1988, lives and works in Dordogne) invites the visitor into a closed space and presents an installation integrating reflecting materials that play with the light.“ – Quoted from the Palais de Tokyo’s website.

On show at the Palais de Tokyo, 13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, until January 11, 2015, Wed-Mon, 12h – 24h. Standard entry fee: incl. with entry fee €10.00. Check details on the Palais de Tokyos website.

 


 

Le Japon au fil des saisons

at the Musée Cernuschi – Musée des arts de l’Asie de la Ville de Paris

“At a time when environmental issues are a major concern , this exhibition aims to show the deep emotional ties that unite the Japanese with nature. Sixty paintings on paper and silk suggest the essence of their culture. Representing plants, animals and landscapes with themes related to seasonal or one month of the year, these works all reflect the special Japanese sensitivity and responsiveness to Nature.“ – Quoted from the Musée Cernuschi – Musée des arts de l’Asie de la Ville de Paris’s website.

On show at the Musée Cernuschi – Musée des arts de l’Asie de la Ville de Paris, 7, avenue Vélasquez , 75008 Paris, until January 11, 2015, Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm. Standard entry fee: €8.00. Check details on the Musée Cernuschi – Musée des arts de l’Asie de la Ville de Pariss website.

 


 

De Ingres a Polke – Seven paintings rom the Musee de Nantes

at the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris

“Thanks to the generosity of the Museum of Nantes, this new presentation emphasizes the masters of French nineteenth century. Seven major paintings offer a new path within the permanent collections of the Petit Palais with paintings by Ingres , Tissot , Corot, Vernet, Delaroche and Gerome next to a portrait by Polke ( 23-24 rooms).“ – Quoted from the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris’s website.

On show at the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Avenue Winston Churchill , 75008 Paris, until January 11, 2015, Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Pariss website.

 


 

Le Festin de Balthazar

at the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris

“The Conservation of Religious and Civil Works of Art of the City of Paris ( COARC ) intends to present at the Petit Palais recently restored works which present a major interest in term of art history and recent discoveries. Belshazzar’s Feast of Claude -Guy Hallé inaugurates this series.“ – Quoted from the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris’s website.

On show at the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Avenue Winston Churchill , 75008 Paris, until January 11, 2015, Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Pariss website.

 


 

DAVID MALJKOVIC – In Low Resolution

at the Palais de Tokyo

“The great Croatian artist David Maljkovic occupies an entire floor of the Palais de Tokyo to compare the different times that punctuate our lives: individual memory and the collective imagination. The exhibition juxtaposes the figures of memory and the predictions we make about the future.“ – Quoted from the Palais de Tokyo’s website.

On show at the Palais de Tokyo, 13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, until January 11, 2015, Wed-Mon, 12h – 24h. Standard entry fee: €10. Check details on the Palais de Tokyos website.

 


 

Inside

at the Palais de Tokyo

“Inside offers visitors a passage to the interior of the self, for which the exhibition space serves as a metaphor. This immense odyssey, both physical and psychological, invites us to walk through two floors of the Palais de Tokyo that have been transformed by artists in such a way that, from one installation to the next, we remain constantly immersed in the works, which lead us within ourselves – from our skin to our most intimate thoughts.“ – Quoted from the Palais de Tokyo’s website.

On show at the Palais de Tokyo, 13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, until January 11, 2015, Wed-Mon, 12h – 24h. Standard entry fee: €10. Check details on the Palais de Tokyos website.

 


 

INSIDE CHINA, L’Intérieur du Géant

at the Palais de Tokyo

“In the context of its international mission, the Palais de Tokyo recruited curator Jo-ey Tang to travel to China and Southeast Asia. After a year of prospection, Inside China presents a selection of five Chinese artists in dialogue with three French artists including the renowned Nadar.“ – Quoted from the Palais de Tokyo’s website.

On show at the Palais de Tokyo, 13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, until January 11, 2015, Wed-Mon, 12h – 24h. Standard entry fee: €10. Check details on the Palais de Tokyos website.

 


 

Robert Delaunay – Endless rythms

at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou

“”Rythmes sans fin” explores the astonishing work of Robert Delaunay during the Twenties and Thirties. The exhibition […] brings together around 80 works in the form of paintings, drawings, reliefs, mosaics, models, a tapestry and a large number of documentary photographs.“ – Quoted from the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou’s website.

On show at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou,, 75004 Paris, until January 12, 2015, Wed-Mon, 11h – 21h, till 23h Thu. Standard entry fee: Incl. with Entry Fee €13. Check details on the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidous website.

 


 

Hokusai (1760-1849)

at the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais

“The exhibition will be divided into two phases to protect the most fragile works. […] About a hundred works will be replaced in the course of the exhibition: the prints will be replaced by equivalent prints, often from the same series; the paintings on silk and paper will be exchanged with works of a similar nature and quality. The exhibition will be closed […] from 20 November until 1 December while this operation is being carried out. “ – Quoted from the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais ‘s website.

On show at the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais , 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, until January 18, 2015, Mon, 10am – 8pm. Wed – Sun, 10am – 8pm. Standard entry fee: €13. Check details on the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais s website.

 


 

RAED BAWAYAH – EMPREINTES DE PASSAGE

at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie

“Through series of black and white photographies, Raed Bawayah questions incessantly the notions of exclusion, confinement, normality and thus, the place of human beings.“ – Quoted from the Maison Européenne de la Photographie’s website.

On show at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5/7 rue de Fourcy,, 75004 Paris, until January 25, 2015, Wed – Sun, 11am – 7.45pm. Standard entry fee: incl. with entry fee €8.00. Check details on the Maison Européenne de la Photographies website.

 


 

Sade. Attacking the Sun

at the Musée d’Orsay

“Donatien Alphonse François de Sade (1740–1814) completely transformed the history of both literature and the arts, first as an underground writer, and later by becoming a veritable legend in his lifetime. The Divin Marquis’s work is a radical questioning of issues of limits, proportion, excess, notions of beauty, ugliness, the sublime and the body image.“ – Quoted from the Musée d’Orsay ‘s website.

On show at the Musée d’Orsay , 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, until January 25, 2015, Tue – Sun, 9:30am – 6pm. Thu, 9:30am – 9:45pm. Standard entry fee: incl. with entry fee €11.00. Check details on the Musée d’Orsay s website.

 

DÉMOSTHÈNES DAVVETAS – PHOTO-GRAPHIES

at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie

“Poet, writer, painter and performer, Demosthenes Davvetas establish a dialogue between various creative forms, following the idea of the ancient poet Simonides: “Poetry is a painting that speaks and painting is silent poetry.”“ – Quoted from the Maison Européenne de la Photographie’s website.

On show at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5/7 rue de Fourcy,, 75004 Paris, until January 25, 2015, Wed – Sun, 11am – 7.45pm. Standard entry fee: incl. with entry fee €8.00. Check details on the Maison Européenne de la Photographies website.

 


 

Frank Gehry

at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou

“The name of Frank Gehry in itself embodies the image of contemporary architecture. Globally recognised for projects that have now made him an icon, his work has revolutionised the aesthetics of architecture, and its social and cultural role within the city.“ – Quoted from the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou’s website.

On show at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou,, 75004 Paris, until January 26, 2015, Wed-Mon, 11h – 21h, till 23h Thu. Standard entry fee: Incl. with Entry Fee €13. Check details on the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidous website.

 


 

Latifa Echakhch

at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou

“The exhibition space is transformed into a dense, dreamlike landscape, halfway between earth and sky, frozen in a twilight world. The winner of the 2013 Prix Marcel Duchamp, Latifa Echakhch particularly impressed the jury with the way she brings out all the potential of the space she occupies. In Espace 315, at the invitation of the Centre Pompidou, with support from ADIAF, the artist is presenting a completely new installation, which questions ideas about the stage, decorum and traces.“ – Quoted from the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou’s website.

On show at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou,, 75004 Paris, until January 26, 2015, Wed-Mon, 11h – 21h, till 23h Thu. Standard entry fee: Incl. with Entry Fee €13. Check details on the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidous website.

 


 

Plural Modernities from 1905 to 1970

at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou

“For the first time, the Centre Pompidou is presenting a world history of art through a circuit of over 1,000 works representing 400 artists and 47 countries“ – Quoted from the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou’s website.

On show at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou,, 75004 Paris, until January 26, 2015, Wed-Mon, 11h – 21h, till 23h Thu. Standard entry fee: Incl. with Entry Fee €13. Check details on the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidous website.

 


 

David Altmejd – Flux

at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

“The first French retrospective of the work of David Altmejd. The exhibition includes unshown and older pieces, together with his most recent and certainly most ambitious monumental sculpture, The Flux and The Puddle (2014). The exhibition takes the form of a work in its own right, with creatures sometimes combining the anthropomorphic and the animal: half-vegetal, half-mineral hybrids that make play with the architecture of the museum as they spin out their arachnoid labyrinths.“ – Quoted from the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris’s website.

On show at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 11 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, until February 1, 2015, Tue – Sun, 10am to 6pm, Thu til 10pm. Standard entry fee: €7. Check details on the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Pariss website.

 


 

Niki de Saint Phalle

at the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais

“Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) is one of the most renowned artists from the mid-twentieth century. Throughout her prolific career, Saint Phalle created a complex body of work in various media which was deeply embedded with socio-political issues. With themes ranging from joyful to profound to intellectual, the paradoxal nature of her work has yet to be fully explored. – See more at: http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/niki-de-saint-phalle#sthash.uzyRgTjG.dpuf“ – Quoted from the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais ‘s website.

On show at the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais , 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, until February 2, 2015, Mon, 10am – 8pm. Wed – Sun, 10am – 8pm. Standard entry fee: €13. Check details on the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais s website.

 


 

Paris Freed, Paris Photographed, Paris Exhibited.

at the Musée Carnavalet

“To mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris, and in conjunction with Paris Photo Month, the Musée Carnavalet is presenting the exhibition Paris Freed, Paris Photographed, Paris Exhibited.“ – Quoted from the Musée Carnavalet ‘s website.

On show at the Musée Carnavalet , 23, rue de Sévigné , 75003 Paris, until February 8, 2015, Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm. Standard entry fee: €6. Check details on the Musée Carnavalet s website.

 


 

Garry Winogrand

at the Jeu de paume

“Famous photographer of post-war America Winogrand is still poorly understood, as he left at the time of his untimely death, much unfinished work. However, he is undoubtedly a master of American street photography, to be compared to Evans, Frank, Friedlander and Klein. Famous for his photographs of New York and life in the United States in the 1950s to early 1980s, Winogrand seeks to find “what things look like when they were photographed.”“ – Quoted from the Jeu de paume’s website.

On show at the Jeu de paume, 1 place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris , until February 8, 2015, Wed – Sun 11am – 7pm, Tues 11am – 9pm. Standard entry fee: €10. Check details on the Jeu de paumes website.

 


 

Inventing the possible – Ephemeral Video Library

at the Jeu de paume

“In 2010, the Jeu de Paume presented “False Friends” the first edition of the “Ephemeral Video Library”, dedicated to the representation of history in contemporary art, through questions of memory, identity and loss. The second edition, entitled “Inventing the possible” queries the invention of a possible future or an utopian future. “We dreamed of utopia and we woke up screaming,” said Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño, in his “manifesto infraréaliste.”“ – Quoted from the Jeu de paume’s website.

On show at the Jeu de paume, 1 place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris , until February 8, 2015, Wed – Sun 11am – 7pm, Tues 11am – 9pm. Standard entry fee: €10. Check details on the Jeu de paumes website.

 


 

Haiti

at the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais

“Focusing on Haitian art from the 19th century to the present day, the exhibition takes an approach that is at once historical, social and cultural. Against a background of urban chaos and vigorous popular culture, this exploration of the visual arts aims to go beyond the archetypes of naïve and primitive painting and transcend the restrictive magico-religious and exotic vision associated with Haitian art.“ – Quoted from the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais ‘s website.

On show at the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais , 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, until February 15, 2015, Mon, 10am – 8pm. Wed – Sun, 10am – 8pm. Standard entry fee: €12. Check details on the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais s website.

 


 

Olafur Eliasson: Contact

at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

“Conceived specifically for Fondation Louis Vuitton, the artworks in ‘Olafur Eliasson: Contact’ appear as a sequence of events along a journey. Moving through passageways and expansive installations, visitors become part of a choreography of darkness, light, geometry and reflections.“ – Quoted from the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s website.

On show at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, 8, Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne, 75116 Paris, until February 16, 2015, daily 10am – 8pm, till 11pm Fri . Standard entry fee: €14.00 incl. Jardin d’Acclimatation. Check details on the Fondation Louis Vuittons website.

 


 

Sonia Delaunay – Les couleurs de l’abstraction

at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

“For this, the first major Sonia Delaunay retrospective in Paris since 1967, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is bringing together three remarkably recreated environments and over 400 works: paintings, wall decorations, gouaches, prints, fashion items and textiles. Tracing the artist’s evolution since the beginning of the 20th century to the late 1970s, this monographic exhibition highlights her work in the applied arts, her distinctive place in Europe’s avant-garde movements and her major role as a pioneering abstractionist. “ – Quoted from the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris’s website.

On show at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 11 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, until February 22, 2015, Tue – Sun, 10am to 6pm, Thu til 10pm. Standard entry fee: €11. Check details on the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Pariss website.

 


 

Les Habitants – An idea by Guillermo Kuitca

at the Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain

“The Argentinean painter Guillermo Kuitca presents an installation that illustrates the history of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and its unique way of establishing relationships between artists and artworks, inciting encounters of many kinds, and making connections from one project to the next over the years. Occupying the entire lower level of the Fondation Cartier, this work is entitled Inhabitants, borrowing from the film of the same name by Armenian filmmaker Artavazd Pelechian.“ – Quoted from the Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain ‘s website.

On show at the Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain , 261, boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris, until February 22, 2015, Tue, 11am – 10pm. Wed – Sun, 11am – 8pm . Standard entry fee: €10.5. Check details on the Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain s website.

 


 

Musings on a Glass Box – Diller Scofidio + Renfro

at the Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain

“Musings on a Glass Box is a complex work occupying the entire ground floor of the Fondation Cartier, where a disturbance in the ceiling will trigger a surprising reaction. The result is an immersive environment, including an integral acoustic component by American composer David Lang and sound designer Jody Elff, that works with the building’s architecture to raise questions about transparency, perception, and one’s relation to space.“ – Quoted from the Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain ‘s website.

On show at the Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain , 261, boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris, until February 22, 2015, Tue, 11am – 10pm. Wed – Sun, 11am – 8pm . Standard entry fee: €10.5. Check details on the Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain s website.

 


 

Une histoire, art, architecture et design, des années 80 à aujourd’hui

at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou

“A new presentation of the contemporary collections of the Centre Pompidou, “Une histoire”, enables viewers to discover over 400 works in the Museum dating from the Eighties to the present day: a first-time opportunity to look back at the art of the last 30 years. “ – Quoted from the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou’s website.

On show at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou,, 75004 Paris, until March 7, 2015, Wed-Mon, 11h – 21h, till 23h Thu. Standard entry fee: Incl. with Entry Fee €13. Check details on the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidous website.

 


 

Jeff Koons

at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou

“Twenty-seven years have passed since Rabbit came to the Centre Pompidou – and alas, left it again. The creator of the famous stainless steel balloon has become one of the most famous and controversial artists in the contemporary art scene. He is one of those who attracts so much biting criticism that you wonder whether it is actually the work that is being judged, or the mythology of a man who has become a figure.“ – Quoted from the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou’s website.

On show at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou,, 75004 Paris, until April 27, 2015, Wed-Mon, 11h – 21h, till 23h Thu. Standard entry fee: Incl. with Entry Fee €13. Check details on the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidous website.


 


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