10 Best Winter Exhibitions in Paris

Paris is plentiful when it comes to art exhibitions and this winter is no exception. With more than 20 large scale exhibitions on show at the moment, we have selected the best 10 for those who will be spending their Christmas in Paris.

 

1) René Magritte: Treason of Images (until January 23)

Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou

A great retrospective of the famous surrealist painter René Magritte in the spectacular Centre Pompidou.

A great retrospective of the famous surrealist painter René Magritte in the spectacular Centre Pompidou.

2) Maurizio Cattelan: Not Afrait of Love (until January 8)

Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti 

Naughty Maurizio.

Naughty Maurizio.

3) Hergé (until January 15)
Grand Palais, 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
The great retrospective of Hergé, the creator of Tintin.

The great retrospective of Hergé, the creator of Tintin.

 

4) Spectaculaire Second Empire (until January 15)
Musée d’Orsay, 1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur
Want to meet the masters of representing imperial power and authority? Meet Napoléon III and his beautiful wife.

Want to meet the masters of representing imperial power and authority? Meet Napoléon III and his beautiful wife.

 

5) The Body in Movement: Danse and the museum (until July 3)

Musée du Louvre, La Petite Galerie

A brilliant exhibition that focuses on the moving body image in art since ancient Greece to contemporary art. A must see!

A brilliant exhibition that focuses on the moving body image in art since ancient Greece to contemporary art. A must see!

 

6) The Merovingian Times (until February 13)

Musée Cluny, 6 Place Paul Painlevé

This is an exhibition on medieval art. BUT, even if you are not interested in Merovingians, just leave everything and head over to Musée Cluny, its one of the most beautiful things you will see in Paris.

This is an exhibition on medieval art. BUT, even if you are not interested in Merovingians, just leave everything and head over to Musée Cluny, its one of the most beautiful things you will see in Paris.

 

7) The Eye of Baudelaire (until January 29)

Musée de la vie romantique, 16 rue Chaptal

Ingres, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet and Daumier... What else can you expect from an exhibition on 19th century art?

Ingres, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet and Daumier… What else can you expect from an exhibition on 19th century art?

 

8) American Painting Around 1930s (until January 30)

Musée de l’Orangerie, Jardin Tuileries

American Gothic by Grant Wood by itself is enough to visit this very interesting exhibition in the beautiful Orangerie.

American Gothic by Grant Wood by itself is enough to visit this very interesting exhibition in the beautiful Orangerie.

 

9) Oscar Wilde, l’impertinent absolu (until January 25)

Petit Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill

Paintings, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, caricatures and personal effects from the life of the super famous writer Oscar Wilde.

Paintings, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, caricatures and personal effects from the life of the super famous writer Oscar Wilde.

 

10) Mexico 1900-1950 (until January 23)

Grand Palais, 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower

A grand retrospective of Mexican avant garde art with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Orozco.

A grand retrospective of Mexican avant garde art with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Orozco.

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