As the seasons change, new art exhibitions come with it – this October to December 2015, you will find different and exciting new expos that you can’t miss during your fall trip to Paris.
Picasso Mania and Contemporary Art – Grand Palais
This exhibition will explore Picasso’s relationship with contemporary artists through his work. Demonstrating the impact of Picasso’s work on other contemporary artworks, the exhibition will go through Picasso both chronologically and thematically in order to best show the highlights of his career as well as the buildup of the myth surrounding his name. Look at the official site here.
When? From October 7th, 2015 to February 29th, 2016.
Where? Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Metro: Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13)
Warhol Unlimited – Paris Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MaM) in Paris is hosting, for the first time in Europe, Warhol’s series Shadows (1978-79). An impressive installation measuring 130 meters in length including 109 silkscreen paintings, including screen prints of shadows, this exhibition is bound to please any Warhol fan. Works by the Jackies and Electric Chairs are also placed in contrast to Warhol’s work, rendering this exhibition a grand retrospective of his artistic career. Look at the official site here.
When? From October 2nd, 2015, to February 7th, 2016.
Where? Musée d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris, 11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris. Metro: Iéna (line 9)
Fragonard in Love, Suitor and Libertine – Luxembourg Museum
Placing Fragonard’s work in the frame of love, this exhibition focuses his work in a sensual light in the midst of seduction, love, and intrigue in the 18th century. Using paintings, drawings, and illustrated works, this exhibition reveals the aesthetics and morals of Enlightenment spirit in the twists and turns of love, emotion, and lust. Look at the official site here.
When? From September 16th, 2015 to January 24th, 2016.
Where? Musée du Luxembourg, 53 Rue de Vaugirard 75006 Paris. Metro: Saint-Placide (line 4)
Florence, Portraits at the Medici Court – Jacquemart-André Museum
16th century Florence among the elites was rife with portraiture which was used as a status symbol and accordingly manipulated with heroic themes revolving around sophistication and power. This exhibition sheds light on the portrait artists, both stylistically and thematically, following the changes in portrait styles throughout the century which also followed the cultural trends of the Medici Golden Age. Look at the official site here.
When? From September 11th, 2015 to January 5th, 2016.
Where? 158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. Metro: Miromesnil (lines 9 and 13)
Pictures of prostitution in France (1850-1910) – Musée d’Orsay
Under “Splendour and Misery,” this exhibition reexamines the subject of prostitution through the lens of artists who have tried to capture its realities and fantasies. From Toulouse-Lautrec to Munch and through a variety of art types, we can examine prostitution in art, its development on modern painting as well as its social and cultural contexts. Look at the official site here.
When? From September 22nd, 2015 to January 17th, 2016.
Where? Musée d’Orsay, 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris. Metro: Solferino (line 12)
Osiris, Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries – Institut du Monde Arabe
Dive into the depths of fascinating Egyptian civilization and enter the magic universe of underwater exploration. The Institut du Monde Arabe opens its exhibition “Osiris, Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries”, an exceptional art show revealing one of the founding myths of ancient Egypt by evoating what were the Mysteries of Osiris. Read more here.
When? From September 8th, 2015 to January 8th, 2016. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10am to 7pm / Friday from 10am to 9:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Closed on Mondays.
Where? Institut du Monde Arabe, 1 rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard Place Mohammed V, 75005 Paris.
Korea Now! Craft, design, fashion design and graphic design in Korea – Musée des Arts décoratifs
As part of the France-Korea Year, this exhibition brings together more than 700 works of art by 150 artists, artisans, designers, fashion designers and graphic designers in almost all of the museum’s temporary exhibition spaces. Discover the eclectic mix of styles, tastes and creations and the contemporary brilliance of this astounding artistic heritage still little known in Europe. Buy your tickets here and read more on the official website.
When? From September 19th, 2015 to January 3rd, 2016. Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 6pm (to 9pm on Thursdays).
Where? Musée des Arts décoratifs, 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Metro: Palais-Royal (Lines 1 & 7)
Big fan of Korea? Prolong the Korean experience at Asian-inspired Cernuschi museum (Where? 7 avenue Vélasquez, 75008 Paris) with exhibition Seoul-Paris-Seoul (link in French only) on contemporary Korean artists who have worked in Paris.
Villa Flora, Les temps enchantées – Musée Marmottant Monet
A rare exhibition gathering painting from a private Swiss collection (the collection of the Hahnloser-Bühler couple) by unique talents such as Bonnard, Cézanne, Manet, Manguin, Matisse, Marquet, Renoir ou encore Vallotton, Vuillard and Van Gogh. A must-see. More on the official website.
When? From September 10th until February 7th, 2015, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Nocturnals on Thursdays (9pm).
Where? Musée Marmottant Monet, 2 Louis-Boilly, 75016 Paris. Metro: La Muette (Ligne 9)
L’expo contre-attaque: Star Wars – Art Gallery Sakura
“Star Wars strikes back”, a contemporary art exhibition on the mythical saga. 230 m2 to host the off the wall and very inspired universe of 35 international artists gathered to reinvent the best of these all-time famous movies. Read more here.
When? From October 10, 2015 to January 15, 2016. Entrance free of charge from Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 8pm and on weekend from 11am to 8pm.
Where? Galerie Sakura, 21 Rue du Bourg Tibourg, 75004 Paris. Metro: Hôtel de Ville (Lines 1 et 11)
Marc Chagall, the triumph of music – Philharmonie de Paris
The Philharmonie de Paris exhibition Marc Chagall: The Triumph of Music explores the artist’s creations for the stage, the décors and architectural works he was commissioned to produce, all somehow tied to music. The show brings together some three hundred artworks (paintings, drawings, costumes, sculptures and ceramics), with multimedia installations featuring the ceiling of the Paris Opera thanks to extraordinary technology developed by Google Lab, and photographs (for the most part previously unpublished), including those of Marc Chagall’s studio taken by Izis in the 1960s. Book your ticket here.
When? From Tuesday October 13th, 2015 to Sunday January 31th, 2016.
Where? 221, avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris. Metro: Porte de Pantin (Line 5)
Martin Scorsese – Cinémathèque française
The famous Italo-American movie director (Mean Streets, Taxi Driver (Palme d’or in 1976), Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, Bringing Out the Dead, Gangs of New York, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street) gets its first big retrospective in Paris. The exhibition pays a tribute to Scorsese’s body of work as a whole, and shows the impact of his artistic approach on American film in general. This retrospective draws on Scorsese’s own private collection (photos, storyboards, costumes, posters) in New York, as well as those of Robert de Niro and Paul Schrader.
When? From October 14th, 2015 to January 24th 2016, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 12pm to 7pm and on weekends from 12pm to 8pm. Nocturnal opening on Thursday until 10pm.
Where? 51 rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris. Metro: Bercy (Lignes 6 et 14)
HEY! Modern Art & Pop Culture – Halle Saint-Pierre
The label of “lowbrow” art is put into question with an exhibition dedicated to just that: artistic expressions of the counterculture, “rough art,” coming to Paris in a celebration of its rich diversity and merit. By breaking artistic norms, works of 63 artists around the world, from Ed Hardy to Horiyoshi III to Mark Ryden, are coming to the Halle Saint-Pierre in Montmartre, in North Paris
When? From September 19th, 2015 to March 13th, 2016. Open weekdays from 11AM to 6PM, Saturdays from 11AM to 7PM, and Sundays from 12PM to 6PM.
Where? Halle Saint Pierre, 2, rue Ronsard, 75018 Paris. Metro: Anvers (line 2) or Abbesses (line 12)
Paris Disparu, Paris restitué – Carnavalet Museum
For nearly three years, a longterm exhibition found in the archeological crypts of Paris tied to the Carnavalet Museum has met with great interest and success. Ever since December 12th, 2012, this expo dedicated to the history of Paris has joined art with the architectural and archeological context of the eras, and will continue to do so until December 31st, 2015.
When? Open every day except Monday from 10AM to 6PM. (7 euros for entry)
Where? Crypte archéologique du parvis Notre-Dame, 7 Parvis Notre-Dame – Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris. Metro: Cité (line 4)
And also, still ongoing: Tattooers, Tattoos at the Quai Branly Museum.