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.

If you're visiting Paris and planning to visit other museums and attractions, you may save a lot with a Paris Museum Pass or the Paris City Pass (which includes the Museum Pass), which gives you skip the line free entry by booking in advance.

Check out our listing of the best exhibitions happening right now and coming up soon.  To find top shows for each month, go to our Paris Events calendars.

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, in case you're wondering why the cost differs from what we list.  Also, just as a reminder: although we do our best to keep prices and other information updated, they may change without our knowledge.

Top photo:  Cezanne show at Atelier des Lumières


Louvre Museum Exhibitions - 2022

16th Century Bolognese Drawings

An in-depth look at the drawings of major and lesser-known artists from Bologna as they embraced a new refined and elegant style as a precurssor to modern style.
Dates:  Through January 16, 2023

The Golden Age of the Portuguese Renaissance

See how Portuguese artists active in Lisbon during the first half of the 16th century embraced a new and elegant way of painting influenced by the Flemish and Italian Renaissance.
Dates:  Through October 10, 2022

Things:  A History of Still Life

This exploration of our attachment to material things serves as a history of art from prehistoric times through modernism.
Dates:  October 12, 2022 - January 16, 2023

The Splendours of Uzbekistan's Oases

This major exhibition in the Louvre's Islamic Courtyard includes about 130 masterpieces created in this crossroad of Eastern and Western civilizations during the course of 17 centuries; many will leave Uzbekistan for the first time ever.
Dates:  November 23, 2022 - March 6, 2023

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 2022-2023

Edvard Munch: "A Poem of Love, Life, & Death" 

This major exhibition will present 100 paintings, drawings, and prints will explore the Norwegian artist's repeated use of symbols and motifs representing life, death, and rebirth. 
Dates:  September 20, 2022 - January 22, 2023

Rosa Bonheur

This major retrospective of French artist Rosa Bonheur on the bicentenary of her birth takes a close look at 200 of her paintings and other works, especially in her portraits of animals.
Dates:  October 18, 2022 - February 15, 2023

Manet/Degas

An exploration of the differences and even conflicts in their depictions of modernity in their works created between the 1860s and 1880s.
Dates:  March 28 - July 23, 2023

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

More about the Orsay Museum


Atelier des Lumières Exhibitions 2022 - 2023

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

Cezanne, the Lights of Provence, and Kandinsky, the Odyssey of Abstraction

Immersive digital show accompanied by original music explores the works of Cezanne and Kandinsky.  Both shows are sure to be fantastic - don't miss them!  

Dates:  Through January 2, 2023; open daily
Tickets:  16€ adults, plus reduced rates for families, youth, seniors; purchase online on the L'Atelier website; you can also purchase at the door (for 2€ more 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 - 2022-2023

Alice Neel 

An exhibition of the works of American painter Alice Neel.
Dates:  October 12, 2022 - January 16, 2023; Gallery 3

Christian Marclay

First French exhibition since 2007 of contemporary American artist Christian Marclay, whose work spans multimedia, sound, collages, and montages as he depicts a postmodern pop world.
Dates:  November 16 - February 27, 2023; Gallery 1, Level 6

Sayed Haider Raza

First solo exhibition of paintings by this Mumbai artist who lived in France between 1950-2010, with emphasis on the transcultural dynamics in his work.
Dates:  February 16 - May 15, 2023; Gallery 4, Level 1

Pompidou Tickets:  15€ adults; book online (includes show plus permanent collections) or use your Paris Museum Pass for free entry; shows in several galleries require an additional ticket at no extra cost, 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 - 2022-2023

Sam Szafran: A Painter's Obsessions

First solo French exhibition of Szafran's paintings in 20 years, focusing on his progression from distortion and deconstruction to explosive visions representing a lost order. 
Dates:  September 28, 2022 - January 16, 2023

Andre Derain:  Southern Passages

Derain's Provence landscapes painted between World War I and World War II showcase intense reflections of light in the South of France.  
Dates:  September 21, 2022 - March 6, 2023

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


Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

Cancers

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:  Sept 27, 2022 - August 8, 2023
Tickets:  12€
Recommended age: 14 and over
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


Musée du Quai Branly - 2022

Dinh Q. Lê: Photographing the Thread of Memory

Lê weaves together photographs to reconstitute the complexity of history through the eyes of those who have lived it in these works representing Vietnam, the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia, and the recent tragedies of migrants crossing the Mediterranean.
Dates:  Through November 20, 2022

Black Indians from New Orleans

A tribute to the extraordinary creativity of the African Americans of Louisiana as seen in the often-overlooked 150+ year tradition of the spectacular "Black Indians" Mardi Gras parades as the celebrate the memory of two oppressed peoples.
Dates:  Through January 15, 2023

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) - 2022-23

Lekha Singh: Women Carry the World

This provocative photography exhibition by Lekha Singh reveals the spectacular burdens that fall on women's shoulders.
Dates:  Through January 2, 2023

Tickets: 12€ 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) & Les Invalides - 2022-2023

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

Special Forces

This exhibition focuses on the French Special Forces from World War II to the present day.  
Dates: 
September 18, 2022 - January 15, 2023

Je Vous Ai Compris!

A fresh look at General de Gaulle's tour to inspect areas of operations in Algeria in the 1950s, when violent riots were already taking place in the cities and heralding a decisive turning point in the war for independence.
Dates: 
November 9, 2022 - March 5, 2023

Tickets:  14€ adults, free for 17 and under; includes permanent collections plus most exhibitions; buy priority entrance ticket with audioguide 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 June through 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: Through September 7, 2022

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.


More Shows at Specialty Museums, Galleries, and Exhibition Halls

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

Decorative Arts Museum (Musée des Arts Decoratifs) Exhibitions - 2022-2023

Shocking!  The Surrealistic Worlds of Elsa Schiaparelli

A celebration of the innovative, often eccentric creations of the Italian fashion designer, who drew much of her inspiration from the Parisian avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s.
Dates:  Through January 22, 2023

The 80s:  Fashion, Design, and Graphics

Dive back into the the "look" of the 1980s in this show featuring 700+ pieces, including furniture, fashion, photographs, video clips, posters, album covers, and even fanzines.
Dates:  October 13, 2022 - April 16, 2023

Tickets:  14€ adults - be sure to book a special exhibition ticket, which includes permanent collections plus exhibitions; buy online - please note that the Paris Museum Pass includes permanent exhibits only
Location: 6 Place d'Iéna, Paris 16;  Metro:  Iéna


Drouot (Hôtel Drouot) - 2022

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.

However, 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 painting by Renoir or Dufy that's usually hidden from public view in private collections, this is where to come.  But remember - unless you buy it, you can see it for one day only.

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
on Line 7


Espace Lafayette Drouot Exhibition - 2022

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 through December 31, 2022  
Tickets: 14€ for adults (plus 6€ for The Walled Off Hotel) available here
Where:  44 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, Paris 9; closed on Mondays; Metro:  Le Peletier


Fondation Cartier for Contemporary Art - 2022

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori

First major solo exhibition outside of Australia of 30 monumental paintings by Aboriginal artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, who is considered one of the greatest contemporary Australian artists of the 21st century - and who began her painting career only in 2005, at age 80. 
Dates: 
Through November 6, 2022

Fabrice Hyber:  The Valley

Fifty large-scale works by French artist Fabrice Hyber, who for 40 years has planted about 300,000 tree seeds by his family's farm, transforming fields into forests which have become the focus of his art.  Each canvas reflects his thoughts in motion as he works to transform the landscape around him. 
Dates: 
December 2022 through April 2023

Tickets:  13€ adults (12€ online)
Location: 261 Boulevard Raspail, Paris 14;  Metro:  Raspail


Fondation Louis Vuitton (Louis Vuitton Foundation) - 2022-2023

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

Claude Monet - Joan Mitchell

A side-by-side "dialogue" between about 60 emblematic paintings by 19th century Impressionist Claude Monet and 20th century Abstract Expressionist Joan Mitchell highlighting their similar artistic goals and visions.
Dates:  October 5, 2022 - February 27, 2023

Tickets:  14€ adults; book in advance (includes access through a special entrance, permanent and temporary exhibitions, optional shuttle pick up/drop off across from Arc de Triomphe for an extra 2€ (or you can take the metro to Les Sablons station, and walk about half a mile along a well-marked path to the Fondation), 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


Gagosian Gallery Exhibition - 2022

Andy Warhol, Paris, and Fashion

Admire silver gelatin prints made by Andy Warhol of his 1970s-1980s photos of Paris fashion, iconic Paris locations, and portraits of famous couturiers including Jean Paul Gaultier, Hubert de Givenchy, Azzedine Alaïa, and Sonia Rykiel.

Dates:  Through Oct 12, 2022  
Tickets: Free admission (this is an art gallery, not a museum, so you can also buy the works you see)
Where:  4 Rue de Ponthieu, Paris 8;  Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt


Gaite Lyrique - 2022

Shiny Gold:  Nelly Ben Hayoun

Solo piece and immersive experiences.
Dates:  Now through November 6, 2022
Admission:  Free

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


Grand Palais Immersif 2022

Grand Palais Immersif produces immersive 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 

Venice Revealed!

An immersive exploration of Venice's engineering, architecture, art, and treasures.

Dates:  Through February 19, 2023
Admission:  16€; 12€ 6-25 years; 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 Arche ("La Toit") at La Defense 2022

La Toit de la Grande Arche is an expansive new exhibition space at the top (toit = roof) of the massive arch dedicated to modern and contemporary photography.

Matthieu Ricard: Hymn to Beauty

More than 150 works showing the beauty of the world around us by Buddhist monk/altruist/French photographer extraordinaire, Matthieu Ricard.

Dates:  April 13 - November 30, 2022
Admission:  15€, which includes access to the Grande Arche's rooftop terrace
Location: Grande Arche, La Defense Esplanade;  Metro: La Defense


Grande Halle de La Villette

This expansive space in Parc de la Villette hosts periodic large-scale exhibitions.

No special exhibitions right now. 

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 - 2022

Carte Blanche à Yang Jiechang

Exhibition of works by Chinese Yang Jiechang (b. 1952) including an 18 meter-long painting on silk depicting the 11th day of Boccaccio's Decameron, a utopian moment when all religious, ethnic, political, and ideological differences are erased.
Dates: 
Through October 24, 2022

Afghan Season and On the String: Textile Creation by Afghan Women

Two exhibitions showcasing Afghan history and creativity.
Dates: 
October 26, 2022 - February 6, 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


Hotel de la Marine  2022

Al Thani Collection

Temporary closed through November 30, 2022 in preparation for a new exhibition.

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 - 2022

Benanteur, le Chant de la Terre

Song of the Earth showcases the work of renowned Algerian painter Abdallah Benanteur, an early pioneer of Algerian modernism best known for his abstract landscapes.
Dates:  Through January 8, 2023

Tickets:  15€ 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; free admission to the special exhibition, Algeria Mon Amour, on March 18 in celebration of Algeria's Independence Day on March 18, 1962, marking the end of a 7-year war with France.
Location: 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, Paris 5;  Metro: Cardinal Lemoine or Sulland-Morland (walk across bridge)


Jardin des Plantes - 2022

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.

No special exhibitions right now..

Tickets:  7€ adults; buy online or at the greenhouse entrance (admission to the Botanical Garden is 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 - 2022

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 - 2022-2023

Andre Devambez: Vertigo of the Imagination

New retrospective of Beaux-Arts painter, engraver, and illustrator Andre Devambez, well-known during his lifetime for his illustrations showing his vivid imagination and passion for modern inventions, but little known today.
Dates:  Through December 31, 2022
Tickets: 
11€; free for under 18 year olds

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:  October 14, 2022 - January 29, 2023
Tickets: 
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  2022 - 2023

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 - 2022 Exhibitions - 2022-2023

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)

"Tomorrow We Are Leaving"

Letters from French-Jewish internees who were deported by the French Vichy government from Vel d'Hiv to Auschwitz
Dates:  Through November 27, 2022

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


Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris Exhibitions 2022 - 2023

Josef Albers and Anni Albers: Recent Donations

Recently donated works - 57 in all - by Josef Albers and Annie will be on display with other works from the museum's permanent collections will be on display. 
Dates:  September 16 - December 31, 2022

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

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 - 2022

No current special exhibitions right now.

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  2022-2023

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:  Sept 16 2022 - 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  2022

Maya Ruiz-Picasso, Daughter of Pablo

A dual exhibition presenting the masterpieces of Maya Ruiz-Picasso, Pablo's oldest daughter, and her relationship with her father (who was married to his first wife when he met Maya's 17-year old mom.  Specifically, the exhibition explores how Maya’s presence nourished and amplified the artist’s fascination with childhood.
Dates:  Through December 31, 2022

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

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 2022

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.

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


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:  October 19, 2022 - January 8, 2023

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


Palais Galliera 2022

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:  September 15, 2022 to 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.
Dates: 
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 - 2022

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


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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