Here is a round-up of exhibitions in Paris starting in January/February 2015. I'm particularly excited about visiting the playful buttons exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs. And with all of the events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps by the Allies this year, the exhibition of films made by the Soviets of the war at the Mémorial de la Shoah seems particularly timely.
Check out my Cultural Calendar page to see a large selection of exhibitions currently on!
Petit Palais (Paris 8e): The clandestine, shady world of the Italian capital is evoked in some 70 paintings; it is an unexplored aspect of the astonishing production of 17th century Roman artists ranging from Manfredi to Nicolas Régnier.
Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Paris 3e): This exhibition explores the possible dialogues between the art of the tapestry (especially those from the Royal Manufacture of Beauvais) and the contemporary art of taxidermy.
Les Arts Décoratifs (Paris 1er): This exhibition displays the museum's collection of over 3000 buttons with a selection of over 100 garments by emblematic fashion designers.
Musée du Louvre (Paris 1er): This exhibition is the final installment of the "American Encounters" series, and it provides an opportunity to foster dialogue on American painting, by exploring the rise of still-life painting during the 19th century.
Le Cube (Issy-les-Moulineaux): A contemporary artist explores the ideas of art and science by looking at robotics and new medias. She tests the limits and problems that come from mastering science and technologies.
Musée des Arts et Métiers (Paris 3e): The street artist C215 offers a new way of looking at science and technology, and pays hommage to scientists, engineers and inventors.
Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme (Paris 3e): Photographer Myriam Tangi explores the experience of being a woman in different contemporary Jewish communities through fifty photographs.
Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris 4e): To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and the liberation of the camps by the Allies, this exhibition presents images the Soviets filmed on the entire Eastern front, most of which have never been seen before.
A large batch of great exhibitions are closing their doors this month. Be sure to catch them before they end! I would especially recommend visiting Contact at the newly opened Fondation Louis Vuitton, Garry Winogrand at the Jeu de Paume and Voyager au Moyen-Âge at the Musée de Cluny. The exhibition on Love Letters at the Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits could be a fun Valentine's Day outing!
Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris 16e): This exhibition, in the new Fondation Louis Vuitton, plays with the perception and construction of spaces though a series of installations that aim to absorb visitors in fields of light and shadow.
Grand Palais (Paris 8e): Focusing on Haitian art from the 19th century to the present day, the exhibition takes an approach that is at once historical, social and cultural.
Musée d'Orsay (Paris 7e): This exhibition brings together the Musée d'Orsay's major acquisitions from the past seven years.
Musée du Louvre (Paris 1er): This exhibition focuses on Rhodes, a Greek island that was an important trading hub between the East and West in Antiquity.
Check out my review here!
Château de Versailles (Versailles): This exhibition presents masterpieces of furniture from 1650-1790, as emblematic examples of the birth of contemporary design.
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain (Paris 14e): This exhibition empties the ground floor galleries, designed by Jean Nouvel, in order to put them on display.
Musée Guimet (Paris 16e): This exhibition presents a panorama of Han artworks, from painting to bronzes, ceramics and lacquerware, on monumental and delicate scales.
Musée de Cluny (Paris 5e): This exhibition explores the different types of medieval travelers - from merchants to pilgrims, from princes to artists - and how they traveled.
Musée d'Art moderne de la ville de Paris (Paris 16e): This retrospective exhibition presents more than four hundred works by the artist Sonia Delaunay: paintings, murals, prints, fashion and textiles.
Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris 5e): This exhibition presents many different aspects of contemporary Moroccan artistic creation (fine arts, architecture, design, cinema, music, dance, theatre, literature...).
Jeu de Paume (Paris 8e): This exhibition is the first retrospective in twenty-five years of the great American photographer, Garry Winogrand (1928–1984), who chronicled America in the post-war years.
Musée du Luxembourg (Paris 6e): This exhibition focuses on a 19th century art dealer (Paul Durand-Ruel) who played a major role in supporting Impressionist artists.
Check out my review here!
Musée du quai Branly (Paris 7e): This exhibition presents the legacy of the Maya thematically, including the relationship with the environment, the power of cities and funerary rites.
Musée Maillol (Paris 7e): This exhibition offers a glimpse of this powerful family, as wells at the major protagonists of the period (princes, philosophers, scientists and theologians).
Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits (Paris 7e): This exhibition presents love letters from famous people, including Musset, Apollinaire, Cocteau, Géricault, Piaf, Flaubert, Puccini, Guitry and Stendhal.
Musée Carnavalet (Paris 3e): This exhibition, organized on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris, presents photographs and films from this period.
Visit my Cultural Calendar for an extensive listing of exhibitions in museums all over Paris!