Here is a selection of Paris most expected exhibitions in 2017. Parisian museums have an habit of surprise us. This year won’t be any different! No matter what you are looking for, there is an exhibition waiting for you.
MAJOR EXHIBITIONS IN PARIS IN 2017
Picasso – “Giacometti” at Musée Picasso – October 4th 2016 to February 5th 2017
The Picasso Museum invites us to discover the dialogue between two masters of nineteenth century art. You’ll be able to admire nearly 200 works. The paintings belong to the Picasso Museum, to the Giacometti foundation and to others French and foreign collections. Having met in the early 1930s, Picasso and Giacometti, continued to exchange about their creations well beyond the post-war period.
Camille Pissarro – “Le premier des impressionnistes” at Musée Marmottan – February 22nd 2017 to July 2nd 2017
Marmottan-Monet Museum highlights Camille Pissarro work through an exhibition. It’s been 30 years since the last one.
The works come from private collections and from worldwide Museums.
Impressionism lovers will be delighted as it’s one of their most expected exhibition this year.
Bernard Buffet at Museum of Modern Art – from October 2016 to February 26th 2017
Paris Museum of Modern Art offers an exhibition to Bernard Buffet. This controversial French painter of the 20th century was really touched by the World War Two. His work expresses his traumas and nightmares.
“Afrique des routes” at Musée du Quai Branly – until November 12th 2017
The Musée du Quai Branly offers a journey through the African roads. The exhibition highlights the importance of cultural and religious trades (both within the continent and between Africa and the rest of the world).
The exhibition will also take you back in time to the (re) discovery of the ancient African empires (Ghana, Kong). You’ll also learn about African trades with the Chinese, Arab and European empires.
These roads (maritime, fluvial or land) have been used for several millennia and remind us of the wealth that has long been ignored.
Joann Sfar – “Salvador Dali, une seconde avant l’éveil” – September 9th 2016 to March 31st 2017
Explore “the Espace Dalí” while enjoying a getaway in Montmartre. You will be able to discover the permanent collection along with the drawings of the artist Joann Sfar (The Rabbi’s Cat, Gainsbourg Vie Heroïque). The drawings are a result of the attempt of Joann Sfar to slipped into Dali’s brain…
Adress: 11 rue Poulbot 75018 Paris
Accès : Mo Anvers (line 2), Abbesses or Larmarck – Caulaincourt (line 12)
Entry fees : 11,50€ – reduced 7€
Opening hours: Everyday from 10 am to 6 pm – Late opening until 9pm the last Wednesday of the onth.
Site : https://daliparis.com/fr/expositions/exposition/11/Joann-Sfar-Salvador-Dali-une-seconde-avant-l-eveil
Oscar Wilde – “L’impertinent absolu” at Petit Palais – September 28th 2016 to January 15th 2017
Le Petit Palais presents an unpublished exhibition of our favorite dandy: Oscar Wilde. Portraits, manuscripts and various unpublished elements will allow you to apprehend the artist passionate life. Oscar Wild is, among other things, known for the Portrait of Dorian Gray. An opportunity to have a coffee in the delightful semi-circular garden of the place.
“La mer à Paris” at the Catacombs of Paris
If you have not yet discovered the Catacombs of Paris, this is the opportunity to dive underground! Paris was flooded a few months ago but it was nothing compared to the tropical sea that covered the capital 45 million years ago…
Aventuriers des Mers at the Arab World Institute – November 15th 2016 to February 26th 2017
If you want to learn more about the great navigators that marked the Arab World history, you can visit the Arab World Institute. Saladin, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta (among others) are all historical figures when it comes to great discoveries. You’ll be able to explore their journeys that led them on the Silk Road, the Spice Route and on so many oceans. Enjoy the trip from Zanzibar to the Moluccas.
The institute has a wreck of the Belitung, a 19th century vessel discovered off Indonesian coast. You will be able to admire ceramics, manuscripts and art objects discovered on board.
The Institute organizes each year many exhibitions very appreciated by Parisians.
Rodin – “Centennial Exhibition” at Grand Palais – March 22nd 2017 to July 31st 2017
The Grand Palais pays tribute to Rodin on the occasion of the centenary of his death. In the Association of the Rodin Museum, the institution allow us to discover the universe of the artist who gave birth to modern sculpture.
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting At Musée du Louvre – Feb.22nd to May 22nd 2017
12 famous works of Vermeer are exposed at the Musée du Louvre from February to 22nd to May 22nd 2017.
This exhibition is organized in partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
Among painting exposed you will be able to see La Dentellière (De kantwerkster), la Laitière (De melkmeid ). It is certainly one of the most expected exhibitions in Paris in 2017.
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