Musée du Louvre (Paris 1er): This exhibition is based on the book by Jacques Attali of the same name, published in 2006. Pluridisciplinary, it brings a number of contemporary artists into a dialogue with noteworthy works from different eras, retracing in the present an account of the past conducive to a clearer view of the future.
Grand Palais (Paris 8e): This first retrospective devoted to the works of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun presents an artist whose life stretched from the reign of Louis XV to that of Louis-Philippe (one of the most eventful and turbulent periods in European and above all French history of modern times).
Musée d'Orsay (Paris 7e): The first major show on the subject of prostitution, this exhibition attempts to retrace the way French and foreign artists, fascinated by the people and places involved in prostitution, have constantly sought to find new pictorial resources for depicting the realities and fantasies it implied.
Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris 5e): The objects will be drawn largely from the last seven years of underwater excavations at the ancient cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus off the coast of Egypt. The selection will be supplemented by 40 artefacts from museums in Cairo and Alexandria.
Jeu de Paume (Paris 8e): For over one year, Khvay Samnang repeatedly returned to Rattanakiri, Cambodia’s northeastern highland province, to survey the altered environment—from the remaining villages to the strategic clearings, from rubber tree saplings to mature plantations.
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris 16e): This exhibition recreates the imaginary world of an artist now recognised as one of the major representatives of Outsider Art. Self-taught and long a marginal figure on the art scene, Darger created a unique personal realm, a strangely singular mix of historical narrative and American popular culture.
Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine (Paris 16e): This exhibition explores contemporary stained glass windows, from 1945 to today.
Centre Pompidou (Paris 4e): This exhibition is dedicated to the work of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier. Architect and visionary urbanist, theoretician of modernity, painter and sculpture, Le Corbusier profoundly impacted the 20th century.
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris 16e): This artist's imagination and creativity have long made him a major figure on the European art scene, whose paintings, sculptures, drawings and poems involve a constant questioning of art and the role of the artist.
Musée d'Orsay (Paris 7e): In Italy in the early twentieth century the decorative arts were used to interpret the desire for progress of a nation that had only just found its unity. Cabinetmakers, ceramicists and glass-makers all worked together with the leading artists, creating a veritable "Italian style".
Musée du quai Branly (Paris 7e): Long considered in the West as simple artisanal objects, the wooden sculptures produced in Western Africa – and principally in Ivory Coast – reveal their technical qualities and aesthetic power throughout an exhibition tracing the major styles of the region.
BnF - François-Mitterrand (Paris 13e): This exhibition is at the centenary of Edith Piaf's birth is an opportunity to re-discover the important moments of the singer’s life and career through sound recordings, photographs, posters, letters, programs... and the famous little black dress.