A huge and exciting assortment of temporary Paris museum exhibitions and show help cement the City of Light's well-earned reputation as the cultural capital of the world.

The Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Picasso Museum, Centre Pompidou, Grand Palais, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Rodin Museum, Grande Halle de la Villette, Atelier des Lumières, Musée de l'Orangerie and others typically offer multiple exhibitions each year.  

For Parisians and visitors alike, these shows provide an essential part of the city's dynamic cultural life as well as the source of entertainment and enjoyment.  Although many of these shows take place at Paris art museums, you'll also find them at the city's history museums, science museums, military museums, and other venues including special exhibition halls.

What will you experience?  Everything from an in-depth view at Yves Saint Laurent's impact on design to a Rosa Bonheur retrospective... a blockbuster exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photography, design, cinema, and literature during Germany's Weimar Republic... the evolution of sneakers to a digital art show featuring Cezanne.

Some museum exhibitions and shows require a special event ticket (usually about 10€-20€) while others are included with the general admission ticket.  A few are free.

Please note:  We show admission fees in Euros in this article, but if you book through a link on this page, you may see the fee in your own currency. 

A few venues such as the Louvre add a small booking fee (usually 1€) if you get tickets online), and at least one other (Atelier des Lumieres) adds a couple of euros if you do NOT book online and instead buy your ticket at the door. 

Also, just as a reminder: although we do our best to keep prices and other information updated, they may change without our knowledge.

To find out about all Paris museums, monuments (plus institutions focused on collections, research, and displays, such as botanical gardens, zoos, and aquariums), check out our Paris Museums and Monuments Complete Guide.

If you're visiting Paris and plan to visit other museums and attractions, you may save a lot with a Paris Museum Pass, which gives you skip-the-line free entry at selected museums by booking in advance.

Check out our following list of the best exhibitions happening right now and coming up soon! 

Top photo:  Cezanne show at Atelier des Lumières, (c) Paris Discovery Guide

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Louvre Museum Exhibitions - 2023-2024

Naples in Paris: Masterpieces from Italy's Museo di Capodimonte

The Louvre will exhibit about 60 major masterpieces from the Museo de Capodimonte, one of the largest and most important museums in Italy, to give a unique insight into Italian painting from the 15th to the 17th century.  The Italian paintings will include works by artists with little or no representation at the Louvre, and will reresonate with the Louvre's works by Titian and Caravaggio.  Look for these works in several areas in the Denon and Sully Wings.
Dates:  June 7, 2023 - January 8, 2024

Tickets:  17€ adults plus the Louvre's 3€ online booking fee; includes special exhibits and permanent collections; book in advance with a reserved time slot and skip-the-line access; can also book in advance for free admission with a Paris Museum Pass
Location:  Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1;  Metro: Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre

Interested in a Louvre Museum guided tour?  Find out how to choose the best one to match your interests

Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay) Exhibitions 2023-2024

Louis Janmot: The Poem of the Soul

Romantic spiritualism comes alive in this pictorial and literary work by a Pre-Raphaelite artist involving 34 paintings and large-format drawings plus a long poem.
Dates:  Sept 12 - January 7, 2024

Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise: The Final Months

This show focuses on Van Gogh's creative explosion and resulting masterpieces during the last 2 months of his life after moving to Auvers-sur-Oise - the first exhibition ever with this particular focus.  If you are a Van Gogh fan, this exhibition alone justifies booking a trip to Paris.
Dates:  October 3, 2023 - February 4, 2024

Musée d'Orsay Tickets:  16€ adults.  Book a reserved-access ticket for skip-the-line access, or use your Paris Museum Pass for free entry
1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 7;  Metro: Pont de l'Alma; Invalides

More about the Orsay Museum

Atelier des Lumières Exhibitions 2023

Cezanne show at Atelier des Lumières
Cezanne show at Atelier des Lumières

Chagall, Paris-New York, and Paul Klee, Painting Music

Immersive digital show accompanied by original music explores the works of Marc Chagall and Paul Klee.  Both shows, as always, are fantastic - don't miss them!  

Dates:  Now through January 7, 2024; open daily
Tickets:  16€ adults for timed entry, with reduced rates for families, youth, seniors; purchase online; you can also purchase at the door for an additional 2€ per ticket but there's no guarantee you'll get in as timeslots are often fully booked
Getting there:  38 Rue Saint Maur, 11th arrondissement;  Metro: Saint-Maur

Centre Pompidou Exhibitions - 2023-2024

Centre Pompidou will be closed from the fall of 2025 to 2030 while undergoing repairs.  So if you're hoping to visit sometime this decade, you need to go within the next couple of years.

Over the Rainbow

Over 500 works and documents showing how LGBTQIA+ artists have helped shape the representation of their sexualities as part of the struggle to gain recognition for their rights.

Dates:  June 28 - Nov 13; Level 4

Chagall Drawings, Ceramics, & Sculpture - 1945-1970

Exhibition of commissioned works focused on three topics: 1) Costumes and stage curtains for Stravinsky's "The Firebird,", 2) sketches and models for the decorative ceilings in the Paris Opera House (Palais Garnier), and 3) ceramics, collages, and sculptures created from the 1950s to the early 1970s.
Dates:  Oct 18, 2023 - January 15, 2024; Level 4

Picasso:  Drawings

Almost 1,000 drawings, notebooks, and engravings created by Picasso throughout his life.
Dates:  Oct 4, 2023 - February 26, 2024; Level 4

Pompidou Tickets:  15€ adults; book online (includes some shows plus permanent collections) or use your Paris Museum Pass for free entry; shows in several galleries require an additional ticket at (usually) an extra cost of 1-2, so book the "permanent and temporary" ticket if you want to see one of these exhibits.  Or enhance your visit with a private tour by an expert guide.
Getting there:  Rue Saint-Martin between Rue Rambuteau and Rue Merri, 4th;  Metro:  Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville, Châtelet; RER: Châtelet les Halles, lines A, B, D

Musée de l'Orangerie - 2023

Contemporary Counterpoint:  Philippe Cognée

A look at the relationship between Modigliani and gallery owner-collector Paul Guillaume, who became his dealer, patron, mentor, and friend, as well as other prominent artists, models, and girlfriends, as depicted in a number of Modigliani's paintings.
Dates:  Through September 4, 2023

Modigliani:  A Painter & His Dealer

A look at the relationship between Modigliani and gallery owner-collector Paul Guillaume, who became his dealer, patron, mentor, and friend, as well as other prominent artists, models, and girlfriends, as depicted in a number of Modigliani's paintings.
Dates:  September 20, 2023 through January 15, 2024

Tickets:  12.50€.  Get your Musée de l'Orangerie at the door or online (includes permanent collections and special exhibitions), save with a combo ticket to Musée de l'Orangerie and the Orsay Museum, or use your Paris Museum Pass for free entry
Location:  Tuileries Garden (southwest corner), 75001;  Metro:  Concorde, Assemblée Nationale

Chateau de Versailles Exhibitions & Shows - 2023

Fountain at the Palace of Versailles
Fountain at the Palace of Versailles

Musical Fountains & Musical Gardens Shows

You'll know spring has arrived in Paris when the Musical Gardens and Musical Fountains Shows start for the season in the Gardens at Palace of Versailles on April 1.  These special presentations continue through October 31.

These two highly-rated guided tours of Versailles include transportation from Paris and entrance to Musical Gardens or Musical Fountains (on days when they take place):

Prefer to travel to Versailles and explore on your own?  Get a Versailles Palace & Gardens "Passport" Ticket that includes the shows on days when they are available.

Versailles' special exhibitions are less well-known - in fact, most people skip them because there's so much else to see there.  

But if you have time, check them out because they are usually excellent and you're likely to see collections you might not encounter elsewhere.

Masterpieces of the King's Chamber

Located in the apartment of Madame de Maintenon, this exhibition features the paintings from the King's Chamber, including Louis 14th private collection.

Dates: Through Sept 17, 2023

Horace Vernet

A major retrospective devoted to the painter Horace Vernet, who was a key figure at Versailles during Louis-Philippe's reign, and who produced many of the paintings in Versailles Historical Galleries.  Around 200 works will be included in the exhibition, including a number influenced by his travels to Italy and Algeria.

Dates:  Nov 14 - March 17, 2024

Find out about best ways to tour Versailles Palace from Paris

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Musée du Quai Branly 

Anne Eisner (1911-1967)

A tribute to American anthropologist and artist Anne Eisner featuring works inspired by the seven years she spent close to Mbuti societies in the Belgian colony of Congo during the 1930s.
Dates:  Through Sept 3, 2023

Senghor and the Arts

A tribute to the influence of intellectual and statesman Léopold Sédar Senghor, who served as president of Senegal from 1960 to 1980s, and who along with others pioneered "Négritude" to affirm the role of Africa in writing its own history and defining its own visual and performing arts after overturning colonialism.
Dates:  Through November 19

Tickets: 12€ adults; includes permanent collections & temporary exhibitions in the Garden Gallery; some special shows may require a separate ticket.  Book online, or get free entry (not including ticketed shows) with a Paris Museum Pass
Location: 37 Quai Branly (almost next door to the Eiffel Tower), 7th arrondissement;  Metro/RER: Pont d'Alma

Musée de l'Homme (Anthropology Museum)

Plantu-Reza, Cross Perspectives

Discover the results of an artistic collaboration between cartoonist Plantu and photographer Reza.
Dates:  May 11 - Dec 31

Tickets: 13€ adults; includes permanent collections & temporary exhibitions.  Book online, or get free entry with a Paris Museum Pass
Location: 17 Place de Trocadero, 16th arrondissement;  Metro/RER: Pont d'Alma

Army Museum (Musée de la Armée) at Les Invalides - 2023

Les Invalides at Musée de la Armée
Les Invalides at Musée de la Armée

Tickets:  15€ adults, free for 17 and under; includes permanent collections plus most exhibitions; buy a priority entrance ticket online online or enter free with a Paris Museum Pass
Location: 129 Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7;  Metro: Tour Maubourg, Varennes, Invalides

La Nuit aux Invalides:  The Flight of the Eagle

This annual show takes place at Les Invalides from July through late August or early September. 

Immerse yourself in the world of Napoleon in this spectacular 360-degree immersive exhibition that explores his life, military achievements, and reign as Emperor.  After the show, extend your evening with a special illuminated night walk into the Dome church where Napoleon's tomb is located.  Dates: July through August

Nuit aux Invalides Tickets:  Book online on the event website

Want to tour Les Invalides, Napoleon's Tomb, and the Army Museum during regular hours?  Get your priority entry tickets online before you go.

Find our complete guide to Paris museums & monuments

More Shows at Specialty Museums, Galleries, and Exhibition Halls

The museums and other venues in this section appear more or less in alphebetical order.

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie


A major exhibition examining the scientific, psychological, and social dimensions of cancer, including treatments, screening, causes, and impacts of this disease, with testimonials by patients, doctors, caregivers, and carers at the center; also focuses on research, prevention, screening, and hopes for the future. 
Dates:  Through September 17, 2023

Recommended age: 14 and over


A fascinating look at the phenomenon of crowds, and the concepts of individuality vs collective issues. 
Dates:  Through January 7, 2024

Tickets:  12€
Location:  30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 19th arrondissement;  Metro:  Porte de La Villette (closest) or Porte de Pantin (walk across the park); Tramway 3b: Porte de La Villette station

Decorative Arts Museum (Musée des Arts Decoratifs) Exhibitions 2023-2024

Bowls!  From the Museum's Asian Collections

More than 150 Asian bowls and the accessories that accompany them - including an alcove of a tea pavilion!
Dates:  Through September 17, 2023

Des Cheveux & des Poils

An exploration of the fashion phenomenon of hairstyles and hair care through the centuries, and how styles such as the Flapper Look and the Mohawk communicate social and cultural codes.
Dates:  Through September 17, 2023

Mode et Sport (Fashion & Sports): In Celebration of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris

An investigation into the links between fashion and sports, as seen through clothing, accessories, photos, paintings, posters, and videos.
Dates:  September 20, 2023 - April 7, 2024

Iris Van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses

A major retrospective of this Dutch fashion designer and her merging of fashion, contemporary art, and science.
Dates:  Nov 29, 2023 - April 28, 2024

Tickets:  14€ adults - be sure to book a special exhibition ticket, which includes permanent collections plus exhibitions; buy online (highly recommended for weekend visits) or at the door (usually short lines during the week) - please note that the Paris Museum Pass includes permanent exhibits only
Location: 107 Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1;  Metro: Tuileries or Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre
Closed: Mondays as well as December 25, January 1, May 1

Drouot Auction House (Hôtel Drouot)

Paintings by Renoir and Dufy on display before being auctioned at Hotel Drouot in Paris
Paintings by Renoir and Dufy on display before being auctioned at Hotel Drouot in Paris

To be clear, Drouot is not a museum - it's Paris's premier auction house which hosts 70 auction firms that exhibit and sell art, furniture, decorative objects, and collectables in about 1,200 auctions each year.  But that said, you can see some amazing art here.

Whether you want to see museum-quality art which (if you have a huge bank account) you can bring home with you, surprisingly affordable treasures, and everything in between, this is the place to come.

Both the regular exhibition spaces and auctions are open to the public - after a quick bag check, you just walk in, along with about 5,000 other daily visitors.  Displays of items to be auctioned - usually the next day - change daily.

You never know what you're going to see here.  But if you feel thrilled by the possibility of discovering, for example, a breath-taking painting by Renoir or Dufy that's usually hidden from public view in private collections, this is where to come.  The BIG caveat:  You can see each art treasure on display here for one day only.  If you don't want to miss anything during your visit to Paris, stay nearby and pop in for a few minutes (or more) every day.  

Open:  Monday through Friday, 11am - 6pm, plus Thursday evenings until 9pm.  Occasionally open on Saturday and Sunday. 
Admission: Free (except for occasional ticketed events/auctions)
Where:  9 Rue Drouot, Paris 9; Metro:  Le Peletier,
Line 7
Recommended nearby hotels: Hotel Millennium Paris Opera - Hotel Chopin - Holiday Inn Paris Opera

Espace Lafayette Drouot Exhibition

The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience

Immerse yourself in reproductions of over 100 works by the famous but mysterious street artist Banksy.  Optional: Visit a recreation in Paris of The Walled Off Hotel.

Dates:  Now a permanent exhibition  
Tickets: 14€ for adults - Book online
Where:  44 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, Paris 9; closed on Mondays; Metro:  Le Peletier

Fondation Cartier for Contemporary Art

Ron Mueck

An exhibition of works including the large scale "Mass" (2017), a monumental sculpture formed by 100 giant human skulls reconfigure for each installation by Australian artist Ron Mueck. 
June 8 - Nov 5, 2023

Tickets:  11€ adults (12€ online)
Location: 261 Boulevard Raspail, Paris 14;  Metro:  Raspail
Closed: Mondays

Fondation Louis Vuitton (Louis Vuitton Foundation) - 2023-2024

Fondation Louis Vuitton, where the stunning architicture is part of the art
Fondation Louis Vuitton, where the stunning architecture is part of the art

Fondation Louis Vuitton mounts two major exhibitions each year of modern or contemporary artists, usually separated by a gap of about 4-6 weeks.  During the gap period, FLV displays art from its permanent collection, and usually reduces the admission charge.

An Architectural Journey Frank Gehry

This is Fondation Louis Vuitton's permanent exhibition about Frank Gehry's process for designing FLV's architecture.  You'll see drawings, scale models, and commissioned pieces by several artists including Olafur Eliasson, Adrián Villar Rojas and Katharina Grosse.
Dates:  Through Oct 18, 2023; reduced admission

Mark Rothko

The first retrospective in France dedicated to Mark Rothko in over two decades.  You'll see about 115 works from private collections and major museums including his early figurative paintings to the luminous abstract masterpieces for which he is best known.  Alongside Rothko's paintings, LVF will also display some of sculptor Alberto Giacometti's large-scale figures.

This is sure to be another blockbuster exhibition - so book your tickets a bit in advance to get your preferred date/timeslot.
Dates:  Oct 18, 2023 - April 2, 2024

Tickets:  Book in advance (includes premium access through a special entrance, permanent and temporary exhibitions, a downloadable audio guide, round-trip shuttle pick up/drop off across from Arc de Triomphe, and free entrance from the Foundation to its neighbor, Jardin d'Acclimatation)
Location: 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16;  Metro: Pont de Neuilly

More about what to see & do at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Gaite Lyrique

On summer break until September 15.

Admission:  Free
Location: 3 bis Rue Papin, Paris 3;  Metro: Réaumur-Sébastopol
Tickets:   Website

Grand Palais Immersif

Grand Palais Immersif produces immersive and interactive exhibitions focused on making art accessible to the greatest number of people through digital technology and innovations.  Part of the temporarily-closed Grand Palais, it is currently located at Opera Bastille 

Eternal Mucha

An exploration of the work of Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha, who was one of the most famous Belle Epoque artists of Europe around 1900.

Dates:  Through November 5, 2023
Admission:  Varies; get tickets online
Location: Opera Bastille, 110 Rue de Lyon, 12th arrondissement;  Metro: Bastille (exit 4); RER A or D: Gare de Lyon; Bus: 29, 69, 87, 91: Bastille

Grande Halle de La Villette

This expansive space in Parc de la Villette hosts periodic blockbuster exhibitions as well as shorter shows.


Ramses the Great & The Gold of the Pharoahs

Blockbuster exhibition.
Dates:   Through September 6, 2023
Tickets:  20€-30€; get tickets online

Ramses the Great & The Gold of the Pharoahs

Blockbuster exhibition.
Dates:   Through September 6, 2023
Tickets:  20€-30€; get tickets online

Location: 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 19th arrondissement;  Metro: Porte de Pantin (closest) or Porte de La Villette (bit of a walk across the park)

Guimet Museum (National Museum of Asian Art) Exhibitions - 2023

Asian Medicine: The Art of Balance

The first major exhibition in France devoted to Asian medical traditions.
Through September 18, 2023

Friends of Guimet:  100 Years Celebration

A centenary exhibition featuring the museum's diverse acquisitions.
Through Sept 4, 2023

Tickets:  11.50€ adults; includes permanent collections plus most exhibitions; buy online or enter free with a Paris Museum Pass
Location: 6 Place d'Iéna, Paris 16;  Metro:  Iéna

Check out our complete guide to Paris museums & monuments

Hotel de la Marine 

Al Thani Collection: Ca' d'Oro

Masterpieces of the Renaissance in Venice including works by Bellini, Bordon, Mantegna, and Riccio, from the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro. 

Tour Options at Hotel de la Marine

This newly reopened and exquisitely restored 18th century mansion overlooking Place de la Concorde offers two ticketed tour experiences:  1) a 45-minute tour of the breathtaking reception rooms, which some visitors consider even more beautiful than those at Versailles Palace, plus an audioguide; and 2) a 1.5 hour "grand" tour which includes additional rooms and an exhibition of art from the Al Thani collection, which includes art from numerous cultures and spans 6,000+ years. 

Tickets:  45-minute tour: 13€, or 1.5 hour tour including Al Thani collection: 17€ - book your tickets
Location: 2 Place de la Concorde, Paris 8;  Metro: Concorde

Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute) Exhibitions

What Palestine Brings to the World

Three revolving displays of art, photographs, and other items, plus guided tours, shows, cinemas, and literary encounters.
Dates:  Through November 19, 2023

Tickets:  10€ adults; includes permanent collections plus exhibition (12€ for permanent collection only); get tickets on museum website; free access with a Paris Museum Pass to permanent collection only
Location: 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, Paris 5;  Metro: Cardinal Lemoine or Sulland-Morland (walk across bridge)

Jardin des Plantes

Four enormous greenhouses and extensive (and well-labeled) botanical gardens are packed with living collections of the plant world; periodic special exhibitions give additional reasons to visit.

A Thousand and One Orchids 2024

This popular annual event displays numerous orchids of all types in the Jardin des Plantes' spectacular greenhouses.
Dates:  February 7 - March 4 (to be confirmed)
Tickets:  Included in regular greenhouse entrance fee, but due to the popularity of this show, you may want to get your tickets online in advance


Available to visit throughout the year.

Festival of Lights

Giant illuminated statues of animals create a magical experience during the evening.
Dates:  November - mid-January
Tickets: 15€-17€, with reduced prices for children and families

Tickets to Greenhouses:  7€ adults; buy online or at the greenhouse entrance
Admission to the Botanical Garden: Free
Location: Greenhouses, Jardin des Plantes, Paris 5;  Metro:  Jussieu, Place Monge, Austerlitz, or Quai de la Rapée (walk across the Pont d'Austerlitz bridge to the garden)

La Fab

La Galerie du Jour

Constantly changing exhibition of contemporary art including originals, multiples, and editions from the personal collection of French fashion designer agnès b (Agnès Troublé), plus pieces by contemporary creators, vintage furniture, and art from all periods.  Some pieces are for sale, at prices to suit every budget.

Dates:  Ongoing

Location: Place Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paris 13;  Metro: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
Tickets:  7€ adults; 4€ students 13-26, 65+; free for under 13 years old
More Information: La Fab website

Le Petit Palais

Walter Sickert

First major retrospective of this late 19th century/early 20th century English painter whose provocative, sometimes unsettling depictions influenced later artists such as Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.
Dates:  Through January 29, 2023
15€; free for under 18 year olds

Admission:  Free for permanent collection (which is wonderful) but tickets (cost varies) usually required for special exhibits; buy online to reserve a time slot
Location:  Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 8;  Metro:  Champs-Elysées Clemenceau

Luxembourg Museum Exhibitions 

Mirror of the World

An exhibition of 100 (or so) dazzling and rare artworks and objects (including books and instruments) acquired by various Princes of Saxony between the 16th and 18th centuries, when "cabinets of curiosities" collected by travellers opened up the world to others.
Dates:  Through January 15, 2023

Tickets: 13€ for adults; 9€ for ages 16-25; free for under 16; get tickets here
Where:  19 Rue de Vaugirard (next to Luxembourg Garden), Paris 6; closed on Mondays; Metro:  Saint-Sulpice or Odeon

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Boris Mikhailov

Major retrospective devoted to Ukrainian artist Boris Mikhailov.
Dates:  Through January 23, 2023

Tickets:  10€ adults - sometimes a short line, but usually moves fast; you can also book online for an extra euro; museum website
Location: 5 Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4;  Metro:  Saint Paul

Memorial de la Shoah (Holocaust Museum)

Spirou in the Turmoil of the Holocaust

An exploration of how Spirou, a comic book character created in the late 1930s by Jean Doisy, served as a cover for its creater, Jean Doisy, who was active in the Resistance and the rescue of Jewish people
Dates:  Through August 30, 2023

Admission:  Free
Location: 17 Rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier, Paris 4;  Metro: Pont Marie

Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris Exhibitions

Oskar Kokoschka: Enfant Terrible in Vienna

First Paris retrospective of 150 works by Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka, who believed in the subversive power of painting as a way to achieve emancipation and education. 
Dates:  September 23, 2022 - February 12, 2023

Pierre Dunoyer Installation

A retrospective of 14 paintings created between 1978 to 2022; see the evolution of Dunoyer's formalism into a freer approach with "painted objects" in a dynamic range of colors. 
Dates:  Now through February 12, 2023

Tickets: Free admission to the galleries showing pieces from the museum's permanent collection.  Tickets required for most temporary exhibitions; book online
Location: 11 Avenue du President Wilson, Paris 16;  Metro: Iéna

Musée Eugène Delacroix

Tickets:  7€ adults; includes permanent collection plus exhibitions; free entrance with a Paris Museum Pass
Location: 6 Rue de Furstemberg, Paris 6;  Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Pres or Mabillon

Musée Jacquemart-André Exhibitions

Füssle, The Realm of Dreams & The Fantastic

Discover the work of late 18th century/early 19th century Swiss-born British painter Heinrich Füssli in this exhibition of 60 paintings exploring the intersection between reality and fantasy.

Dates:  Through January 23, 2023
Tickets:  15€ adults; includes permanent collections plus exhibition; museum website
Location: 158 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8;  Metro: Saint Philippe du Roule

Musée Picasso Exhibitions

Picture Picasso

See Picasso in front of cameras in art films, film and sound archives, reports, and documentaries in all kinds of settings: with his family, creating art in his studio, frolicking on the Mediterranean coast, and relaxing with films.  Especially cool:  all these images are juxtoposed with his art from the museum's collection.
Dates:  Through February 12, 2023

Faith Ringgold: Black is Beautiful

First French retrospective of works by Black American artist Faith Ringgold.
Dates: January 31 - July 2, 2023

Picasso Celebration: The Collection in a New Light

Exhibition of curated masterpieces by Picasso deisgned to show his work through a contemporary lens; displayed in conjunction with works by contemporary international artists such as Guillermo Kuitca, Obi Okigbo, Mickalene Thomas and Chéri Samba.
Dates: March 7 - August 27, 2023

Tickets: 14€.  Use a Paris Museum Pass for both museums, choose a Picasso Museum ticket only, or get a combined ticket for both museums; all ticket types also include permanent collections
Location: 5 Rue de Thorigny, Paris 3;  Metro: Saint-Paul or Filles du Calvaire

Musée Rodin Exhibitions

No special exhibitions at the moment - but don't miss Rodin's fantastic masterpices on view, such as The Kiss and The Thinker, especially now as the garden bursts into bloom.

Dates: March 22 - January 7, 2024
Tickets:  14€; use a Paris Museum Pass for both museums, choose a Rodin Museum ticket only, or get a combined ticket for both the Rodin and Picasso museums; all ticket types also include permanent collections
Location: 77 Rue de Varenne, Paris 7;  Metro: Varenne

Natural History Museum: Grand Gallery of Evolution (Grande Galerie de l'Évolution


Major exhibition of all 38 species of felines from around the world, from cats to tigers to manuls, and an exploration of their history, their evolution, their specific traits, and their natural predators and other threats.

Dates: March 22 - January 7, 2024
Tickets:  13€
Location: 36 Rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris 5;  Metro: Jussieu, Saint-Marcel, or Quai de La Rapée

Palais de Tokyo 

Scheherazade at Night

Group exhibition and solo exhibitions of works by Minia Biabiany, Miguel Gomes, Ho Tzu Nyen, Pedro Neves Marques, Lieko Shiga, and Ana Vaz exploring myths and fables in a variety of geopolitical contexts through a variety of artistic media ranging from video to photography to fiber, and more. 
Dates:  Through January 8, 2023

Tickets:  12€ adults; museum website
Location: 13 Avenue du President Wilson, Paris 16;  Metro: Iena

Palais Galliera

Frida Kahlo

A retrospective of 200+ pieces from Casa Azul in Mexico, the artist's childhood home, including traditional clothing, and how they shaped her cultural, personal, and artistic identity.  A "capsule" exhibition (only through December 31, 2022) also explores her visit to Paris, relationship with the Surrealists, and how she inspired designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Rei Kawakubo, and Karl Lagerfeld.
Dates:  Through March 5, 2023

Collections Tour: Fashion & Sports

Discover the links between fashion and sports from the 18th century to the present day in this new special tour of the museum's extensive collections of everything from undergarments to accessories.
June 2023 to 2024

Tickets:  15€; usually a good idea to get online as lines can be long)
Location: 10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Paris 16;  Metro: Line 9, Iena or Alma-Marceau

Pinault Collection

Une Seconde d'Eternite (One Second of Eternity)

Works by 15 artists that demonstrate a moment in space and time.
Dates:  Through January 2, 2023

Anri Sala

An immersive, cosmic, and nocturnal work by artist Anri Sala.
Dates:  October 14, 2022 - January 3, 2023

Location: Bourse de Commerce, 2 Rue de Viarmes, Paris 1;  Metro: Rue de Rivoli or Les Halles
Tickets:  14€; includes all exhibitions; buy at the ticket office across the plaza from the front entrance (it's easy to spot), or reserve online

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Science Experiences - NEW Immersive Museum

Designed to make learning about science fun and entertaining through immersive and innovative means such as virtual reality, holograms, multisensory experiences, and videos, this new venue lets you move through multiple rooms and spaces to explore the universe, nature, the ocean, the center of the earth, the human body, electricity, depths of an abyss, and even quantum physics as you explore lasers, hovering, and teleportation. 

It's not clear yet if there will be new exhibits in the future - but right now, all of the exhibition rooms are a new sensation in Paris.

Location: 23 Rue de Pirogues, Cour Saint-Emilion at Bercy Village, Paris 12;  Metro: Line 14 - Cour Saint-Emilion
Tickets:  11€ ages 3-15, 19€ ages 16+; although you can buy tickets on site, online is better if you want a specific date/time because of space limitations

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