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TOP exhibitions to see in February

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Paris, an enchanting city, harmoniously fuses art, fashion, music, gastronomy, and many other captivating facets. The city continually hosts new exhibitions in its many iconic museums. Discover below the essential exhibitions not to be missed during the month of February.

“Transparencies – The power of materials” at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum

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Le Yves Saint Laurent Museum Paris is dedicated to its new fashion exhibition. This time exploring the art of transparency and highlighting the subtle behavior of fabrics. Of February 9 to August 25, 2024, visitors will have the opportunity to delve into the second chapter of “ Transparencies“. A couture saga that began the previous summer at the Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode in Calais.

For this Parisian suite, the 16th arrondissement museum chose the talented curator Anne Dressen to highlight the art of this delicacy. In accordance with the vision of Yves Saint Laurent. The exhibition, imagined by the architect Pauline Marchetti, explores the way in which Yves Saint Laurent challenged the very nature of clothing since the 60s. Using materials such as chiffon, lace and tulle to play with the suggestive power of transparency. A captivating exploration not to be missed.

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Tutankhamun, the pharaonic immersive experience

From February 3, 2024, Montparnasse Galleries will transform into a captivating space of 3 000 m² to welcome " Tutankhamun, the pharaonic immersive experience“. This fun adventure was designed and directed by the same exhibition team that captivated the public with the exhibitions on Ramses and Tutankhamun at La Villette, promising an experience that is as rich as it is faithful and captivating.

Immerse yourself in a total immersion in Egyptian History : the exhibition invites you on an incredible adventure through the Antechamber, the Annex, the Burial Chamber and the Treasure of Tutankhamun. Visitors will be immersed in an educational and interactive journey, punctuated with riddles and historical replicas, retracing the journey of the famous pharaoh. A unforgettable experience for all lovers of history and cultural discoveries.


“Journey into stones and light” at the Conciergerie

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The talented photographer Ahmet Ertuğ invites us to a visual exploration of exceptional monuments through its exhibition, “ Journey into stones and light“. To discover at the Conciergerie du 9 February at 20 May 2024. This Turkish artist has traveled the roads and cities of France and Italy. Scrutinizing the architectural masterpieces that line his path. Whether theaters, libraries, spiritual places or seats of power. He opened many doors to reveal the beauty tucked behind those walls.

From this journey emerges the exhibition “Journey into stones and light”, which brings together twenty monumental photographs. A unique opportunity to admire the architectural gems the most prestigious in France and Italy.

Concierge – 2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris

A thousand and one orchids at the Jardin des Plantes

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Du February 8 to March 4, 2024, the exhibition " A thousand and one orchids » once again invites all flower enthusiasts, especially orchid lovers. Meet at the heart of Large Greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes for a dive into hundreds of floral varieties.

The 2024 edition highlights professions linked to orchids, offering a unique opportunity to listen to the testimonies of gardeners, botanists, producers and enlightened amateurs.

To enrich this floral experience, two courses were developed. The first, imagined by Alain Of life, an expert in the plant world, and the second by the gardeners of the Grandes Serres and the Arboretum of Versailles-Chèvreloup. The Arboretum, a Museum site, usually reveals its tropical greenhouses only during guided tours. Thus, this exhibition represents a rare opportunity to admire these magnificent specimens up close.

Large Greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes – 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris

Invader Space Station

On every street corner, they appear, of varying sizes and colors: the artist's little pixelated aliens Invader have taken up residence throughout the capital. And it's not over ! The invasion takes on an even greater scale with a new and monumental exhibition planned for 17 February at 5 May 2024 in the former premises of the newspaper Libération.

Get ready to put on your astronaut outfit, because you're about to board the Invader Space Station, an artistic spaceship that features the greatest works as well as unpublished pieces by the French street artist. Everything will be wrapped in an immersive scenography that will transport us beyond the stars. A artistic experience captivating not to be missed.

11 Rue Béranger, 75003 Paris

“In the Seine” at the Archaeological Crypt

La Archeological crypt invites you to one exhibition at a time curious et entertaining. By revealing the objects discovered in the Seine, since the Prehistory to the present day. The chronological journey tells us theevolution of the history of the Seine, the constructions and demolitions that have marked its banks, the communities that have been established along the river, the transformations of the landscape over the ages. As well as the lifestyles of these various peoples. So, nearly 150 objects are gathered in this historical exploration, offering a fascinating dive into the region's rich and varied past.

Access via the Notre Dame square – Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris

Johnny Hallyday The Exhibition at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

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Take a dive into the unique career of famous singer Johnny Hallyday within an exhibition of nearly 3000m2. Discover the highlights of his career through poignant scenographic installations, also including an exclusive visit to his office in Marnes-la-Coquette. This exhibition transports you to the heart of Johnny's musical, stage and personal moments! Live excitement of his appearances on stage. Attend a emotional mini-concert at the heart of the soundhole of his guitar. And finally, explore the secret office where the artist brought his most great classics

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles – 1 Pl. de la Prte de Versailles, 75015 Paris

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“Chagall at work” at the Center Pompidou

January exhibitions

Explore the captivating world of Marc Chagall au Centre Pompidou. Here, 127 drawings, five ceramics and seven sculptures, offered by Bella and Meret Meyer in 2022, enrich the collection. Immerse yourself in his avant-garde works. In particular the drawings for the ballet “ Fire Bird » and the sketches of ceiling of the Opera. Also discover the daring diversity of his artistic practice through ceramics, collages and sculptures 1950s to 1970s. Music, closely linked to Chagall, inspires his exploration of movement and matter. This exhibition offers an immersion in the artist’s studio. She reveals the creative process from the first sketch to the final creation. A moving artistic experience awaits you in the heart of Centre Pompidou !

The Center Pompidou – Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

“Enter the world of AI” at the Henri Poincaré Institute

January exhibitions

Dive into the heart of the future ! The immersive exhibition onartificial intelligence (AI) promises you a captivating adventure until the April 6th. Explore the exciting evolution of this tool through interactive manipulations, practical experiments as well as expert testimonies. Test them for yourself revolutionary apps of AI in your daily life and discover the concrete benefits it offers. Don't miss this unique opportunity to dive into the future and discover how AI transform the world in a revolutionary way.

Henri Poincaré Institute – Sorbonne University / CNRS – 11 Rue Pierre and Marie Curie, 75005 Paris

“Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai, The Breath of the Architect” at the Cartier Foundation 

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Du December 9, 2023 to April 21, 2024, the Cartier Foundation for contemporary art reveals “ The breath of the architect ". An exhibition designed exclusively for the institution by architect Bijoy Jain, founder of Studio Mumbai in India. Through a work marked by a deep concern for the relationship between man and nature, Jain inscribes time and gesture as fundamental elements. This exhibition delves into the exploration of the complex connections between art, architecture and matter. Each element of the exhibition bears witness to the unique vision of the architect, which transcends conventional borders to create an immersive experience.

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

“Iris Van Herpen. Sculpting the Senses” at MAD

January exhibitions

Du November 29, 2023 to April 28, 2024, the exhibition « Iris van Herpen. Sculpting the Senses »celebrates the visionary genius of one of the most innovative fashion designers of her generation. Pioneer in the integration of new technologies In her designs, Iris van Herpen transcends conventional fashion norms by exploring traditional know-how and futuristic perspectives. 

Featuring a selection of over 100 pieces of haute couture designed by Iris van Herpen, the exhibition establishes a dialogue with contemporary works of art by creators. Collectif Mé, Wim Delvoye, Rogan Brown, Kate McCGwire, Damien Jalet, Jacques Rougerie. As well as design creations from Neri Oxman, Ren Ri, Ferruccio Laviani and Tomáš Libertíny. Elements from the natural sciences, such as corals or fossils, resonate with historical pieces. The exhibition explores the body's relationship with space, its connection with clothing, as well as its interaction with the environment. 

Decorative Arts Museum – 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

“At the Court of Prince Genji” at the Guimet Museum 

January exhibitions

The Guimet Museum presents a remarkable exhibition highlighting a central work in the cultural history of Japan. Of 22 November 2023 to 25 March 2024, the exhibition « At the court of Prince Genji » dives into the richness of the novel by Murasaki Shikibu. The poet lived during the Heian period (794-1185). An exceptional era where women enjoyed unprecedented freedom, and the Japanese imperial court was renowned for its delicacy, wealth and refinement. This exhibition also explores how visual representations of the novel were integrated by artists, whether in paintingsprintssculptureskimonos, textilesboîtes et precious objects

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

“Balzac, Daumier and the Parisians” at Maison Balzac

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Du 22 November 2023 to 31 March 2024Maison de Balzac intends to establish a correspondence between drawing and literature. This proximity between Balzac and Daumier has been emphasized many times. Notably by Charles Baudelaire who wrote “the true glory and the true mission of Gavarni and Daumier were to complete Balzac”. Thus, the exhibition offers, within the very house occupied by Balzac, around sixty engravings by Daumier. Also some of his paintings. This thus offers an unprecedented dialogue on two works that respond to and complement each other.

Maison de Balzac – 47 Rue Raynouard, 75016 Paris

" Metro ! Greater Paris on the move” at the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine 

December exhibitions

While the first guys Grand Paris Express ends, the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine presents a unique exhibition dedicated to the metro, its history and urban transformations which are linked to it. Until 2th June 2024, this exhibition invites you to take an interest in mobility as well as urbanity, such is the challenge of this exhibition which crosses the history of technology, visionary projects and the fictional universe linked to the metro, projecting the visitor into a new mental map of Greater Paris. The route seamlessly showcases French genius facing the contemporary challenges of the resilient city and the ecological transition.

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

“Body to Body, History(s) of Photography”

December exhibitions

Presented at Centre Pompidou, until March 25, 2024, “Melee” offers a unique look at the photographic representations of humankind in the 20th and 21st centuries. The exhibition goes beyond traditional study categories. “The portrait”, “the self-portrait”, “the nude” or even so-called “humanist” photography. It reveals particularities, “photographic” ways of seeing and makes visible correspondences between artists. So, “Melee” brings together more than 500 photographs and documents made by some one hundred and twenty historical and contemporary photographers. 

The Centre Pompidou – Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

“Shamanic Visions, Arts of Ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon” at the Musée du Quai Branly  

December exhibitions

Le Quai Branly Museum invites you to explore the captivating world of “Shamanic visions”. A unique exhibition not to be missed from November 14, 2023 to May 26, 2024. This exhibition highlights the shamanic art of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. A practice closely linked to spirituality, giving rise to works that are both astonishing and fascinating. The exhibition reveals the richness of this shamanic art through works that explore the explosion of colors and geometric patterns. 

These creations are deployed on a multitude of media such as clothing, objects, pottery and jewelry, thus revealing the diversity and creativity of this artistic expression. You will also discover several works of contemporary artists Shipibo-Konibo, thus offering a contemporary look at this age-old tradition. 

Quai Branly Museum – Jacques Chirac – 37 Quai Jacques Chirac, 75007 Paris

“The Paris of modernity” at the Petit Palais

November exhibitions

After “Romantic Paris (1815-1858)” and “Paris 1900, the Spectacle City”, the Petit Palais devotes the last part of its trilogy to “The Paris of modernity (1905-1925)”. From November 14, 2023 to April 14, 2024, “The Paris of modernity” presents nearly 400 works by Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Marie Laurencin, Fernand Léger, Amedeo Modigliani, Chana Orloff, Pablo Picasso and many others. The exhibition also shows outfits by Paul Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin, jewelry from Cartier, a plane from the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget and even a car on loan from the National Automobile Museum in Mulhouse! Through several exciting artistic fields, the exhibition brings to life and sees the crazy creativity of the years 1905-1925.

Petit Palais – Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris

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