Since May 19, museums and other cultural places have reopened their doors, to the delight of culture-loving Parisians! A brief overview of the exhibitions that will make the summer of those who stay in Paris.
'Napoleon' at the Grande Halle de la Villette
As complex as he was valiant, Napoleon Bonaparte represents one of the greatest characters in the history of France. On the occasion of the bicentenary of his death, La Villette, La Rmn – Grand Palais and RERE / Adonis have joined forces to offer a spectacular exhibition, portraying this fascinating man to whom we owe France today.
From its rise to the decline of the imperial adventure, the exhibition traces nine sections from key moments in the history of France to the private life of the emperor, between heroism and tragedy, victory and defeat, modern advances and regressive measures... On the programme: more than 150 original pieces, gathered here for the first time. You will be able to admire masterpieces designed under the Empire, exceptional objects that belonged to Napoleon and contemporary creations, which follow one another over a chronological course. vast reconstructions as well as many digital devices allow visitors a real immersion at the heart of these important moments in the history of France.
'Henri Cartier-Bresson – Revoir Paris' at the Carnavalet Museum
Closed for renovation for 4 years, the Carnavalet Museum is now ready to re-welcome beautiful people (but always in accordance with the health rules)! Within its walls, the oldest museum in Paris houses drawings, prints, posters, photographs, objects of history and memory and other heritage archive collections retracing thehistory of the capital, from prehistory to the present day… For its first exhibition, the museum is associated with the foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson and will feature previously unseen prints and audiovisual recordings of the agency's founder Magnum who immortalized Paris in the XNUMXth century.
'We love you Madame' at City Hall
At the entrance to the Hôtel de Ville, we discover a retrospective on the incredible career of Simone Veil. In the Saint-Jean room, you can admire a work of memory, produced by curators Olivier Rozenberg and Constance de Gaulmyn and bringing together no less than 500 pieces. While some come from the National Archives, others come from the Shoah Memorial or even personal albums of this great lady who entered at the Panthéon in 2018. The name of the exhibition explicitly refers to the discourse of Jean d'Ormesson pronounced atAcadémie française " I lower my voice, we could be heard: like the vast majority of French people, we love you Madame”. A beautiful tribute to the one who never stopped fighting for women's rights all her life.
'Women Painters' at the Luxembourg Museum
Until the birth of the Impressionist movement, the Fine arts are exclusively reserved for young bourgeois men. Women are excluded from it, deemed “incapable of being great artists” or “of excelling in areas that require a long apprenticeship”. Until the day when pioneers decided to change the situation. Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun et Adelaide Labille-Guiard were admitted to theroyal academy of painting and there, it was the click! This exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg presents around sixty paintings, including the most beautiful masterpieces produced by women at the time: Naples, view of the Posillipo de Louise-Josephine Sarazin de Belmont, A young girl on her knees byAimee Brune or even Mars and Venus by Marie-Joséphine-Angelique Mongez...
'Yves Saint Laurent, behind the scenes of haute couture in Lyon' at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum Paris
The Parisian museum dedicated to the work of the great couturier presents here a fascinating exhibition ! "Yves Saint Laurent, behind the scenes of haute couture in Lyon" will highlight the privileged links between the French couturier and the manufacturers and suppliers of fabrics and fabrics in the Lyon region, during four centuries of collaboration. Through some thirty haute couture models accompanied by numerous and varied documents, the exhibition explores in an original way the creative process of the couturier, which we discover under a whole new eye.
The inaugural exhibition of The Trade Exchange – Pinault Collection
Historic monument of the Halles district now restored and transformed into a museum of the Pinault collection, the Commerce Bourse houses the contemporary art collection of François Pinault, made of 10 works : the worksite showcases of Bertrand Lavier, the fresco of Martial Raysse or the works of the African-American David hammons… Between sound installations, sculptures, photo shows, sculptures, not to mention incredible performances, the Bourse de Commerce promises to take a singular, ever-renewed look at the art of our time.
'Precious stones' at the National Museum of Natural History
The followers of lithotherapy and other stone and crystal enthusiasts will be thrilled. The National Museum of Natural History has extended its major exhibition dedicated to precious stones, produced in partnership with the jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels. Through an immersive journey, the exhibition traces the history of these stones with multiple powers, their different properties, the ancestral minerals from which they are extracted and also presents the sublime jewels for which they have been used, since the dawn of time... During your stroll, you will discover no less than 800 minerals, gems, works of art and jewelery creations signed (and lent by) Van Cleef & Arpels, which are admired without moderation.
Precious stones, at the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 75005 Paris.
'Le monde de Banksy : L'expérience immersive' to theLafayette-Drouot space
For those who hadn't had time to take a look, good news! I'Lafayette-Drouot space decided to extend the exhibition 'Le monde de Banksy : L'expérience immersive'. Dedicated to the world-famous street artist, this exhibition unveils a hundred of his works, spread over 1200 m². A very beautiful journey that will transport you from London to New York via Jerusalem and Paris… Street-art enthusiasts will love it.
'Dalí, the endless enigma' at the Atelier des Lumières
Explore the surreal world of Salvador Dalí with this immersive exhibition, To theAtelier des Lumieres. Projected on the walls as well as on the floor, the paintings of the famous painter then take on a whole new dimension, totally dreamlike. Paintings, drawings, photos, films and archival images reveal the unique personality of the Catalan artist, but also his inspirations and his obsessions for the strange and the supernatural. A 40-minute retrospective tracing no less than six centuries of creations… All cradled by the music of the Pink Floyd.
From 19 May 2021 to 2 January 2022.
'Gaudí, architect of the imagination' at the Atelier des Lumières
In the second part of the exhibition on Salvador Dalí, the program will come to life, revealing the architectural creations ofAntoni Gaudí, on the walls and reliefs of The Workshop of Lights. If originally they were considered whimsical and provocative, Gaudí's works gradually imposed themselves, until they were ranked at the Unesco World Heritage. From Park Güell to Casa Batlló via the Holy Family, admire the masterpieces of the Catalan architect… This exhibition highlights the limitless creation and audacity of this architectural genius.
Until January 2, 2022.
By bringing together Pablo Picasso et Auguste Rodin, difficult to achieve a better double expo than this one! This summit meeting will be presented in the two Parisian museums dedicated to them. A single exhibition which each reveals a different facet of their artistic bond. While the Picasso Museum will highlight their creative process, the Rodin Museum will exhibit an anthology of works by the two artists… A must-see!
'They make abstraction' at the Center Georges Pompidou
The Center Pompidou presents the history of the contributions of women artists to abstraction, through 106 artists and more than 500 works dating from the 1860s to the 1980s. talented new artists. The exhibition promotes the work of many of them suffering from a lack of visibility and recognition beyond the borders of their country.
From May 19 to August 23, 2021.
'Divas' at the Arab World Institute
Through a dazzling retrospective, Arab World Institute paints a portrait of the great women artists of XNUMXth century Arab music and cinema. ofOum Kalthoum to Warda al-Djazaïria via Laila Mourad, Samia Gamal, Souad Hosni, without forgetting of course the young and very famous Dalida… The Institut du monde arabe pays them a unique tribute with this exhibition event which celebrates both their history and their contemporary heritage.
Until September 26, 2021.
And still on display… but not for long:
'Gabrielle Chanel, Fashion Manifesto' at the Palais Galliera
On the occasion of its reopening, the Galliera Palace extends its exhibition on the legendary Gabrielle Chanel. With the support of the house with the double C, the first retrospective dedicated to the French seamstress is divided into 10 chapters, punctuated by more than 350 parts, retracing the great periods of his life as well as his visionary view of fashion, in parallel with the evolution of customs and society... Ultimately, this exhibition proves to be an invitation to discover a timeless universe and style, specific to the empire that Gabrielle Chanel knew how to build. His extraordinary destiny well deserved a Parisian retrospective!
Until July 18, 2021.
'Magritte / Renoir. Surrealism in the Sun' at the Musée de l'Orangerie
From 1941 to 1947, Rene Magritte decided to represent "the beautiful side of life" creating a hundred 'solar' works, inspired by Impressionists. This very special creative period of his life was therefore renamed his " Renoir period ". This is honored at the Musée de l'Orangerie with on the program, fifty paintings and forty drawings signed by this artist disillusioned by the German occupation. To better understand the influence of his creations, Magritte's paintings are highlighted alongside masterpieces by Renoir, Picabia and other big names...
Until July 19, 2021.
'The Origins of the World' at the Musée d'Orsay
Presented in partnership with the National Museum of Natural History, the Musée d'Orsay is devoting a major exhibition to Origins of the world and the invention of nature in the century of Darwin. At the crossroads of science and the arts, this exhibition retraces the themes of the questioning of man's place on Earth from the Renaissance to the First World War, by comparing scientific discoveries with the collective imagination of each era.
Until July 18, 2021.