Here is a round-up of exhibitions in Paris starting in March/April 2015. Check out my Cultural Calendar page to see a large selection of exhibitions currently on!
There are a lot of exciting offers opening this month. The Fondation Louis Vuitton is presenting an overview of modern art with exceptional loans from top international museums, the Musée du Luxembourg is showing portraits of the Tudors, and the Louvre offers an exhibition looking at Poussin and his religious paintings. I'm also excited about the Medieval sculptures at the Musée du Cluny, a Velázquez exhibition at the Grand Palais, the exhibition on the birth of cinema also at the Grand Palais, the Aardman artworks at the Musée Art Ludique... Bref, this is going to be a busy season!
Grand Palais (Paris 8e): On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the invention of the cinematograph, the Institut Lumière has organised an unprecedented exhibition dedicated to the flagship inventions of the Lyon-based pioneers of cinema, Louis and Auguste Lumière.
Check out my review here!
Musée Jacquemart-André (Paris 8e): This exhibition presents the great names in Italian painting, from the 14th to the 17th century, rediscovered by one of the major figures in the history of Italian art, Roberto Longhi (1889/1890-1970).
Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris 5e): A painting by Delacroix, inspired by Shakespeare's Othello, is the origin of this exhibition. It creates dialogues between artistic creations of the 19th and 21st centuries, with a focus on the figure of Desdemona.
Grand Palais (Paris 8e): Born in Seville in 1599, Velázquez is one of the most important figures in the history of art. The leader of the Spanish school, official artist to King Philip IV, his art gave him a timelessness that is rivaled only by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Caravaggio and Rembrandt.
BnF - François-Mitterrand (Paris 13e): This exhibition explores representations of François Ier.
Musée Art Ludique (Paris 13e): This exhibition, dedicated to the Art of Aardman, will present over 50 authentic film characters and sets, true masterpieces of sculpture lit by the artists themselves.
Musée du Luxembourg (Paris 6e): Of all the dynasties that have succeeded one another on the English throne, the Tudors, who reigned between 1485 and 1603, are certainly one of the most popular.
Musée d'Orsay (Paris 7e): This retrospective exhibition presents the artwork of Bonnard, whose palette of bright, luminous colors makes him one of the leading exponents of modern art and an eminent representative of the Arcadian movement.
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Palais Galliera (Paris 16e): This exhibition is a retrospective of the fashion of Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946).
The monumental Jeff Koons exhibition at the Centre Pompidou ends at the end of the month, as does the modest exhibition at the Musée Cognacq-Jay curated by Christian Lacroix. The American still-life exhibition at the Louvre is literally only a wall of artworks, but it is worth a visit if only to see the fun trompe-l'œil paintings.
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.
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.
Archives nationales (Paris 3e): Organized within the framework of the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of France, this exhibition explores the complex history of France and the Nazis.
Centre Pompidou (Paris 4e): This exhibition is a retrospective on Jeff Koons, the contemporary artist behind Balloon Dog and the porcelain Michael Jackson and Bubbles.
Musée Cognacq-Jay (Paris 3e): In celebration of its reopening, the Musée Cognacq-Jay has offered designer Christian Lacroix a creative carte blanche. This exhibition includes contributions from over 40 contemporary artists invited by Lacroix.
Visit my Cultural Calendar for an extensive listing of exhibitions in museums all over Paris!