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Top exhibitions not to be missed this summer

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As the sun's rays warm the City of Light, a host of captivating exhibits open their doors. They offer visitors an unforgettable cultural experience. Whether you are a fan of contemporary art, history or photography, Paris is full of exhibitions that will amaze you and broaden your horizons.

“Poetry oh the Earth” at the European House of Photography

Summer exhibitions

Discover new exhibition full Swiss visual artist Maya Rochart: " Poetry of the Earth ». Outstanding Artist, Maya Rochat has developed a singular formal language at the crossroads of several disciplines. Pphotography, painting, video, installation and performance… The exhibition highlights the twelve years of artistic journey by Maya Rochart. Since his first works of the 2010s until his most recent project, « Poetry of the Earth » (2022). It offers a visual and sensory journey through a transdisciplinary work. Here, the photographic image and the video occupy a essential place

European House of Photography – 5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris

OPERA III: “The Day of Heaven and Hell” ZOO in Lafayette Anticipation 

Summer exhibitions

Discover the first monographic exhibition in an institution of Pol Taburet. OPERA III: ZOO” The Day of Heaven and Hell » constitutes the new act of a cycle dedicated to the powers of the imagination. Here she hangs somewhere between heaven and hell. Presented byr Lafayette Anticipation until September 3, 2023, this surprising exhibition plunges you into the heart of a reality close to hallucination. The strange mixes with the familiar and the works invent a human bestiary. The work of Pol Taburet proposes to enter the depths of being, in his invisible territories, unacknowledgeable or indomitable.

Lafayette Anticipations – Galeries Lafayette Corporate Foundation – 9 Rue du Plâtre, 75004 Paris

“Fashion in motion” at the Palais Galliera 

Summer exhibitions

Le Galliera Palace questions the relationship between fashion and sports. This chronological exhibition is to be discovered from June 16, 2023 to September 7, 2025. This extraordinary exhibition brings together approximately 200 works unpublished presenting the history of fashion since the XNUMXth century. On your way, you will surely find pieces loaned exceptionally by the National Sports Museum (Nice). The Forney Library (Paris). CHANEL Heritage. The Emile Hermès collection. THE Rykiel Creation. Or the Japanese house Yohji Yamamoto.

The route of the exhibition highlights a vision on fashion over the centuries, its trends, its silhouettes… But also a look at the democratization of sport. Do not hesitate any longer, and visit this unusual exhibition

Galliera Palace – 10 Av. Pierre 1er of Serbia, 75116 Paris

The Ecstatics

Since 22 June, you have the opportunity to visit the 6th edition of "The Ecstatics". An outdoor contemporary art exhibition and free ! This exceptional meeting takes place at the Seine Musical of Boulogne and Paris La Defense. Various international artists have been selected to offer you a artistic urban walk new with 13 monumental works. This major event offers a sensitive and artistic stroll through architectural panoramas exceptional!

"Basquiat Soundtrack's" at the Philharmonie de Paris 

Summer exhibitions

A exposure dedicated to the powerful relationship of Jean-Michel Basquiat and music is offered by the Philharmonie de Paris. You only have a few days left (until July 30, 2023) to visit  « Basquiat Soundtrack's ». The exhibition presents itself as the heroic soundtrack for which music proves to be an essential key to interpretation. From Beethoven to Madonna, from zydeco to John Cage, from Louis Armstrong to the Zulu Nation. The exhibition is completed with rare archives, emblematic instruments and unpublished audiovisual documents. « Basquiat Soundtrack's » puts into perspective a work that has now revealed its universal size

Philharmonie de Paris – 221 Av. Jean Jaures, 75019 Paris

"Felines" at the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution 

Summer exhibitions

Do you really know these exceptional predators ? these admired or feared mammals. Be amazed by the fascinating characteristics of these animals at the Grand Gallery of Evolution. Thirty-eight species of felines populate the Earth. In addition to the domestic cat, we especially know the big cats, such as the lion, the tiger or the panther. However, there is a great diversity of felines. Species more confidential and often smaller, such as the fishing cat, the flat-headed cat or the guigna.

The exhibition returns to the exceptional qualities of these predators. Ultra-developed senses (hearing, sight, touch), powerful jaws and claws, speed, agility... So discover without further delay this rewarding exposure who will surprise young and old

Great Evolution Gallery – 36 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 75005 Paris

“Up to Space” at the Air and Space Museum 

Summer exhibitions

Are you ready to go space mission ? Until August 20, 2023, Air and Space Museum presents the exhibition: Up to Space ". Characterized by its strong experiential dimension, this exhibition invites young and old to put themselves in the shoes of an astronaut. Thanks to the many interactive devices that make it up. Moon step simulator in microgravity, touch of moon and martian rocks, distorting mirror reflecting the transformations of the face in space,… Everything is there to make you experience a real space adventure. Many objects are also presented in order to better understand the progress of a space mission

Air and Space Museum – Paris-Le Bourget Airport, 93352 Le Bourget

 – The Bite of Termites – at the Palais de Tokyo

Summer exhibitions

The iconic Palais de Tokyo presents its brand new exhibition “ The Termite Bite ". Of June 16 to September 10, 2023, La bite des termites attempts a speculative rereading of the history of art. It is considered under the prism of graffiti. Here the graffiti is not represented as a subject or aesthetic. But more like a experience and attitude. The exhibition provokes a fragmented dialogue, sometimes cryptic, between about fifty more or less recognized artists. These artists in question express themselves in practices more difficult to grasp and to handle. It's a surprising exhibition and enriching not to be missed!

Palais de Tokyo – 13 Avenue du President Wilson, 75116 Paris

“Ron Mueck” at the Cartier Foundation

Summer exhibitions

Located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, the Cartier Foundation invites you to discover the incredible work of Ron Mueck. This australian sculptor exceptional exhibits a group of works never shown in France alongside emblematic works from his career. Admire his monumental installation Mass (2017), presented for the very first time outside Australia. As well as a large-scale sculpture designed for the occasion. There Cartier Foundation was the first French institution to host a personal exhibition of Ron Mueck in 2005. Subsequently, the Foundation devoted a more complete exhibition to him in 2013. 

Du June 8 to November 5, the foundation is continuing its long-term dialogue with this single artist.

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain – 261 Boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris

“Paris, the world, fashion” at the Jeu de Paume 

Summer exhibitions

Le Jeu de Paume presents its brand new exhibition dedicated to the photographer Frank Horvat. Through 170 prints and 70 archival documents Frank Horvat, "Paris, the world, fashion" focuses on the first fifteen years of an exceptional career. Between 1950 and 1965, this talented photographer affirms an extraordinary personality of author-reporter and fashion photographer. From June 16 to September 17, 2023, this exhibition brings a renewed vision of the work of this major actress of French and European photography.

Jeu de Paume – 1 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris

– SHAPES – the new Yves Saint Laurent exhibition

Summer exhibitions

Shapes offers a contemporary perspective on the work of the famous couturier Yves Saint Laurent. In collaboration with the artist Claudia Wieser, this exhibition takes a artistic dimension outstanding. Thanks to an innovative layout, Claudia Wieser establishes a fascinating dialogue between the iconic textile pieces by Yves Saint Laurent and graphics from the museum's collections.

Through a careful selection of close of forty models, ranging from haute couture to ready-to-wear, including accessories and sketches, this exhibition offers total immersion in the world of Yves Saint Laurent. Each piece is highlighted in such a way as to capture the attention visitors, who can thus appreciate the subtle details, the quality of the craftsmanship and the stylistic innovation that have made the fame of the couturier.

The linking of the creations of Yves Saint Laurent with the decorations and works of Claudia Wieser creates a single resonance, harmoniously blending shapes, colors and textures. This artistic combination gives rise to a immersive experience which transcends the boundaries of fashion, inviting visitors to reflect on the relationship between art, fashion and contemporary culture.

Yves Saint Laurent Foundation – 5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris

"Catherine Deneuve, Right Bank, Left Bank" at the Galerie de l'Instant

Summer exhibitions

Du June 22 to 1er October, you have to discover or rediscover one of the most famous and charismatic French actresses, Catherine Deneuve. True legend of the big screen, la Gallery of the moment offers about sixty shots to admire the actress from all angles. Behind each photo is a story, an anecdote or simply a smile. A true female icon, she poses with other figures known to the general public such as Marcello Mastroianni or Yves Saint Lawrence.  This is a rich exposure to discover this summer!

The Gallery of the moment – 46 Rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris

“In the heart of the wave” at the Korean Cultural Center

Summer exhibitions

When the Korea meets digital, this gives a breathtaking exhibition in the heart of Paris. Until August 30, the exhibition "At the heart of the wave" moved to Korean Cultural Center. Unusual and immersive, this experience shows video works produced by the studios "Davvero Art" and "D'strict" and by artists Kang Yiyun, Min Joonhong, Kohui and Hyun Jiwon. This exhibition is also an opportunity to discover the busan city. Immerse yourself in the Korean universe through 6 works which will make you discover this magnificent city with its many landscapes. 

Korean Cultural Center – 20 Rue La Boétie, 75008 Paris

Rio Buenos Aires 1909 exhibition, at the Albert Khan Museum 

Du June 27 to November 19, South America of the year 1909 invites himself to Paris. streets of Buenos Aires in Argentina at the beach ofe Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the exhibition follows the journey ofAlber Kahn, a famous businessman during one of his trips. He will be the author of the first autochromes in color on Brazilian soil and his own shots will be exhibited. through his photos, Albert Kahn immerses us at the heart of his journey so immersive and colorful. This fun course invites you to take the time to discover the stories contained in an image, to blend into the atmosphere thanks to the sound effects and historical sound comments. 

Albert-Kahn Departmental Museum – 2 Rue du Port, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

Takashi Murakami at Le Bourget

In the heart of Le Bourget, in the gagosian gallery, are currently the works of the artist Japanese Takashi Murakami. Until December 22, the colorful universe of the artist is exhibited under the name of “Understanding the New Cognitive Domain”. Many colorful works will propel visitors to the other end of the globe, right in the heart of japanese island. Giant paintings, sometimes up to 23 meters long, bear witness to the skill of the artist. This exhibition is also an opportunity to discover several paintings by “lucky cats”. It's just a walk in theAsian universe not to be missed this summer!

Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Center – Carrefour Charles Lindbergh, 93350 Le Bourget

Serge Gainsbourg, the exact word, Center Pompidou 

Genius and legend of French song, Serge Gainsbourg invites himself to Centre Pompidou with the literary exhibition "The exact word". The Library exhibits for the first time artist's manuscripts from his home, rue de Verneuil in Paris. As well as many books from his library. A mandatory passage for all fans of the singer or simply followers of romance and poetry. Of the unpublished works that bring the artist's productivity to life and help to understand his way of writing. Serge Gainsbourg is today still a unique literary and musical figure. His texts are to be discovered until September 3, 2023 at the Center Pompidou.

The Centre Pompidou – Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

Naples in Paris at the Louvre

Du June 7 to January 8, 2024, Louvre Museum signs an exceptional partnership with the Italian Museum of Capodimonte. At the heart of the wings of the most beautiful French museum are exhibited some sixty of the most great masterpieces of the Neapolitan museum. The works presented are all more exceptional than the others. The varied production makes the moment even more pleasant. World famous works like Danae by Titian will complete your visit to the museum. This collaboration is therefore a mandatory stop during a visit to Paris. An exhibition not to be missed under any circumstances!

Louvre Museum - 75001 Paris

The Paris of Gustave Eiffel at the Cité de l'Architecture

What better way to discover an exhibition on Gustave Eiffel, in front of his most famous work? Until January 8, 2024, City of Architecture offers "The Paris of Gustave Eiffel". Facing the Eiffel Tower, this exhibition is an opportunity to look at other of his works. Like the famous statue of liberty in new york ! This is an opportunity to unveil the different facets de l 'entrepreneur, engineer and scientist Gustave Eiffel. Many media are used to bring the works of French genius to life. Photographs, digital tools, objects and models will be staged to evoke the Parisian life of Eiffel. It is also an opportunity to discover its working methods. A magic exhibition not to be missed this summer.

Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine – 1 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris

Fashion and Sport, from one podium to another at MAD

“FASHION AND SPORT, FROM ONE PODIUM TO THE ANOTHER” will be the exhibition not to be missed at Museum of Decorative Arts. Du September 20 to April 7, 2024, sport meets fashion in the perspective of Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This is an opportunity to discover the close ties that unite these two fascinating backgrounds. It is 450 pieces of clothing and accessories, photographs, posters, paintings, sculptures... which are staged in one of the most beautiful Parisian museums. Sportswear has influenced contemporary fashion in many ways and it's thanks to figures like Jean Patou, Jeanne Lanvin or Gabrielle Chanel that this exhibition sees the light of day.

Today jogging and sneakers have become for some, high-end and essential pieces of fashion. This is the case with brands like Balenciaga or Off-White which highlight sportswear in their collections. Of course, we must not miss all thehistory of LacosteFamous tennis clothing brand, which has now become an essential brand.

Museum of Decorative Arts – 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

“Hair and body hair” at the Museum of Decorative Arts

Discover a completely burlesque exhibition at Museum of Decorative Arts. The museum presents an exhibition entirely devoted to hair and hair in the western world. She explores through more than 600 works, from the XNUMXth century to the present day, the themes inherent in thehairdressing history, but also issues related to facial and body hair

This presentation will show enthusiasts how hairstyles and the arrangement of human hair have contributed to the construction of appearances for centuries. During your visit, you will find big names in the contemporary fashion such asAlexander McQueen, Martin Margiela or Josephus Thimister. They are present with their spectacular achievements made from this unique material what is hair. A surprising exhibition not to be missed!

Museum of Decorative Arts – 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Norman Foster at the Center Pompidou

You have until August 7, 2023 to visit the exhibition major figure in architectureWorld: Norman Foster. This British artist is considered the leader of the so-called high-tech ». Drawings, workbooks, models, prototypes… This exhibition provides insight into around a hundred projects, in architecture as well as in design. A selection of modern and contemporary works of art are a reminder of how important they have been for N the markers of determining aesthetic periods. Organized by the Centre Pompidou, this exhibition thus shows that the artist is developing a holistic systemic understanding of nature and technology, reconciling technological progress and sustainable ecological approach.  

The Centre Pompidou – Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

An Art Nouveau at the School of Jewelry Arts

This exhibition will surely be of interest to high jewelry enthusiasts. Indeed from June 2 to September 30, 2023,School of Jewelry Arts presents a unique exhibition that illustrates the unique place occupied by jewelry at the turn of the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries. This exhibition for free will highlight this prosperous period of the history of jewelry art through a selection of nearly 100 roomsfrom museum, heritage and private collections. This exhibition promises to be a real gem! 

THE SCHOOL, School of Jewelry Arts – 31 Rue Danielle Casanova, 75001 Paris

Asian medicine, art and balance at the Guimet Museum

Live a original experience and introspective journey between body and supernatural. Asian medicinesis the first major exhibition devoted to three major Asian medical traditions : Indian, Chinese and Tibetan. Until September 18, 2023, transport yourself to a unique universe where age-old medical practices and exceptional works of art, evoking meditation, energy balance and pharmacopoeia, massage and acupuncture, astrology and exorcism. This exhibition extraordinary proposed by the Guimet Museum highlights more than 300 works mostly shown for the first time, from French national collections and major European heritage institutions. Do not miss this free exhibition which links perfectly the story,  skincare and soul medicine

National Museum of Asian Arts – Guimet – 6 Pl. d'Iéna, 75116 Paris

Discover the exhibition "On the wire: from Dakar to Paris" 

Get started with embroidery on a monumental map of the city ​​of dakar, exhibited at the heart of the exhibition “ On the wire: from Dakar to Paris ". Within the 19M gallery, this exhibition rich in discovery crosses embroidery and weaving. Of arts and crafts in which Senegal excels, to other artistic disciplines and mediums of contemporary creation. It brings together about sixty of works et of facilities, produced by almost thirty artists et artisans contemporary emerging or recognized, originating from various places: Senegal, Mali, South Africa and France. Until July 30, artists are honored such as'Aïcha Aïdara, Alassane Koné, Cécile Ndiaye,… These exceptional artists explore the urbanism of the city of Dakar and its artistic ferment. Thus, they question its perception by the Afropean diasporas.

19M gallery – 2 Pl Skanderbeg, 75019 Paris

Visit the “Art-gent” exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris

Organized by the Money of Paris, "Art-gent" invites you to dive into the heart of the history of depiction of money in art and the delicate relationship artists have with money. This exhibition runs more than 20 centuries of art history. From ancient Egypt to contemporary art, on the theme of complex reports between Art and Money. Contemplate some hundred and fifty pieces from diverse backgrounds of Simon Vouet, Warhol, Degas and more. 

You have until September 24, 2023 to discover them!

The Paris Mint – 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris

Metamorphosis at the Cité des Sciences

Metamorphoses opens the doors to a playful and enchanting universe, through an unprecedented dialogue between science and imagination. The exhibition is divided into five spaces. “The marvelous forest”, “My beautiful mirror”, “The world of shadows”, “A thousand and one looks” and “The carnival”. The scenography, deliberately evocative and non-figurative, will immerse you in singular immersive universes. This marvelous exhibition, that will appeal to young and old, will accompany you from April 4, 2023 to November 24, 2024.

City of Sciences – 30 Av. Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris

"Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at the Portes de Versailles

If you are a fan of the young wizard and his magical universe, you will be delighted to learn that an official exhibition is dedicated to him from April 21 to October 1, 2023. This unique and detailed exhibition will delight you with captivating storytelling and at its interactive technology innovative. Relive your favorite moments of the Harry Potter saga, thanks to the accessories, costumes, characters and immersive settings. Do not miss this unique opportunity to experience a magical experience in the world of Harry Potter.

Porte de Versailles – 1 Pl. de la Pte de Versailles, 75015 Paris

Paris according to Philippe Starck

Du March 29 until August 30, visit Paris like you've never done before thanks toexhibition Paris is Pataphysics, imagined by Philippe Stark. The world-famous designer invites the most curious to Carnavalet Museum to discover the capital as they have never seen it before. Embark on a journey from Paris to Paris, his home town. The journey is unique, surprising, oscillating between real and imaginary.

Carnavalet Museum – 23 Rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris

Basquiat x Warhol, four hands, at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

From April 5 until August 28, 2023, la Louis Vuitton Foundation hosts exceptional works by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The two leading artists of the 80s have indeed collaborated. They made more than a hundred four-hand paintings. This emblematic friendship born in the upscale New York parties allowed the art world to discover the fusion between pop art and neo-expressionism. The exhibition brings together more than three hundred works and documents, including eighty paintings co-signed by the two artists. The exhibition also includes individual works by each artist. Also find a collection of works by Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Kenny Scharf, Michael Halsband, and other artists, to recreate the artistic scene of downtown New York in the 1980s. A great exhibition not to be missed this summer !

Louis Vuitton Foundation – 8 Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, 75116 Paris

“Elliott Erwitt, a retrospective” at the Maillol Museum

The Maillol museum pays homage to Elliott Erwitt, iconic photographer of the XNUMXth century. From March 23 to August 15, you can follow a journey that retraces the life of the artist in 215 black and white photos. VSAmerican photographer member of Magnum Photo since 1954 has several strings to its bow. Paintings, photojournalism, publicity photography, film director, he even made many portraits of famous personalities. We count among them Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Alfred Hitchcock and Nikita Khrushchev. The purpose of the exhibition is to show Elliott Erwitt's talent for immortalizing moments of daily life with a look that belongs only to him, mixing humor and emotion.

Maillol Museum – 59-61 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris

Ramses – the Gold of the Pharaohs: Grand Hall of La Villette

It is  in the Grand Hall of la Villette that you can discover the life of one of the greatest builders of ancient Egypt. You will have the chance to see with your own eyes exceptional jewelry, spectacular royal masks, furniture, inviolate tombs in the city of Tanis. But that's not all, this exhibition will have an exclusive the coffin of Ramses II. priceless artwork lent by the Egyptian authorities. For fans of virtual reality, a new experience has been offered to you. You can enter the fabulous temple of Abu Simbel and the tomb of Nefertari. You have until September 6 to see this great exhibition!

Grand Hall of the Villette – 211 Av. Jean Jaures, 75019 Paris

Sarah Benhardt and the woman created the star at the Petit Palais

From April 14 to August 27, there will be a tribute exhibition to the first international star Sarah Bernhardt at the Petit Palais. On March 26, it was just 100 years since Sarah Bernhardt lost her life. Parisian, this artist with a thousand talents has left her mark on the cultural world. 

Actress, painter and even sculptor. Victor Hugo renamed it the “Voix d’Or” for his reasoning voice and his bearing. More than 600 works make up this exhibition which retraces the life and career of Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923). The actress was indeed a mythical interpreter of the greatest playwrights like Racine, Shakespeare or Edmond Rostand. Jean Cocteau said of her that she was a “sacred monster”. The Petit Palais pays tribute to him in an exceptional exhibition. Real star before the term was coined. The museum holds one of her most beautiful portraits painted by her friend Georges Clairin as well as several sculptures that she made herself.

Petit Palais – Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris

Azzedine Alaïa

Monday January 23 to Sunday August 20, 2023, la Foundation Azzedine Alaïa pays tribute to the eponymous Franco-Tunisian couturier and his partner Arthur Elgort. 33 shots retracing the history and the most iconic of the brand will be exhibited. The opportunity to come back to those who highlighted the female body throughout their career.

Azzedine Alaïa Foundation – 18 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris

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