7 Nov 2016

The Top Ten Exhibitions In Paris This Winter

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There are 10 TOP exhibitions in Paris this winter I really don’t want to miss.

Winter is the right time to reacquaint with the galleries and catch up on what’s happening in the Parisian art world. 

I don’t know about you, I have the best intentions when visiting to catch the latest shows but oftentimes don’t quite make it. This winter my girls and I have made a list of the ones we must see. 

Have we forgotten any? xv

The Top 10 Exhibitions in Paris This Winter

‘Rembrant in Confidence’

Recognised as the master of Dutch Art in the 17th Century, Rembrant’s collections offer an intimate display of his life, his creative process and his artistic progression. Through the display of 20-30 paintings, the Jacquemart- Andre Museum invites you to explore the many facets of the artist’s inner circle.

Jacquemart-Andre Museum ~ 16th September 2016 – 23rd January 2017 ~ 158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France

‘Magritte – The Treachery of Images’

The Centre Pompidou opens its doors this winter to all Rene Magritte admirers. ‘The Treachery of Images’ devotes itself to the reoccurring motifs in Magritte’s art; fire, shadows, curtains, words and the fragmented body.

Centre Pompidou ~ 21st September – 23rd January 2017 ~ Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France

‘Picasso/Giacometti; A Dialogue Between Two Masters’

Channel your European Ego this winter and visit the Musee de Picasso. Exploring the relationship between the Swiss and Spanish artists, this exhibition features the rich collections of Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti, arguably the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Musee Picasso Paris ~ 4th October 2016 – 5th February 2017 ~ 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, France

‘Bouchardon; A Sublime Idea of Beauty’

This season the Musee Du Louvre is proud to pay tribute to Edme Bouchardon. Known as the ‘sculptor to the king’, Bouchardon’s elegant sculptures promise to astound its audience with its exclusive collection. The exhibition assures to deliver an engaging aesthetic sure to enthuse all art lovers.

Musee Du Louvre ~ 14th September 2016 – 5th December 2017 ~ 75001 Paris, France

‘Avedon’s France: Old World, New Look’

Discover the genius behind infamous fashion photographer Richard Avedon in this beautifully curated exhibition. ‘Old World, New Look’ offers an intriguing insight into the affections of Avedon and his love of beauty. Complete with Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel, this is a must see for all fashion admirers.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France ~ 8th October 2016 – 26th February 2017 ~ Quai François Mauriac, 75706 Paris, France

‘Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection’

An impressive 130 works of art are currently being displayed at Fondation Louis Vuitton this winter, playing homage to Russian Visionary Sergei Shchukin. The collection includes detailed exploration of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements by taking a modern approach with the use of video installations.

Fondation Louis Vuitton ~ 22nd October 2016 – 20th February 2017 ~ 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris, France

‘American Painting in the 1930’s: The Age of Anxiety’

Unveiling the forefront behind the 20th Century art movement, ‘The Age of Anxiety’ reflects on the up rise of modernist art in 1930’s society. Visit the exhibition to be utterly enthralled by the generous collection featuring the likes of Georgia O’Keefe and Marsden Hartley.

Musee De L’Orangerie ~ 12 October 2016 – 30th January 2017 ~ Jardin Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France

‘Oscar Wilde’

The Petit Palais astounds yet again this winter by offering an empowering tribute to Anglo-Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. In attempt to retrace his life, the collection of photographs, manuscripts and drawings will certainly awaken the passionate literature-lover in you.

Petit Palias ~ 19th October 2016 – 15th January 2017 ~ Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, France

‘Rojer Tallon, Motion Design’

French pioneer Rojen Tallon is delicately depicted in the newest tribute by the Museum of Decorative Arts. The collection plays homage to French designer through the display of the personally emotional works as donated by Tallon before his death in 2011. The exhibition promises to challenge and provoke through its heavily characteristic collection.

Les Arts Decoratif ~ 8th September 2016 – 8th January 2017 ~ 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

‘Not Afraid of Love: Maurizio Cattelan’

Visit the very humorous, tongue-and-cheek fuelled exhibition of Maurizio Cattelan this winter at the Monnaie De Paris. Offering a spiritual and psychological approach to his work, the Italian artist explores all in this cleverly curated exhibition, complete with hilarious portraits to brighten up you day.

Monnaie De Paris ~ 21st October 2016 – 18Th January 2017 ~ 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris, France

the top ten exhibitions in paris this winter, megan goodey

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Anita Rivera

I would LOVE to go to every one of them. But instead, I will sit in my cottage in Minneapolis and dream. ENJOY yourselves!

Mimi Gregor

I’ve always been fascinated with Magritte, and Oscar Wilde…!! He’s one of my heroes! I just love the way he was able to always have the right comeback in any situation. Have a blast at the exhibits!


The richness of Paris! Not blockbusters, except perhaps the Rembrandt, but still so many wonderful exhibitions! Would love to have been able to see all of these. Have a wonderful time with your girls. Fingers crossed there will be great things on in June next year! We always make a must see list every year for the exhibitions too. The Fondation Louis Vuitton is one of our new fave museums – interesting collections and special exhibitions, fabulous building and wonderful setting. To think my husband was once reluctant to go there because he was afraid it was a handbag museum! The Pompidou is our local, only about five minutes walk from the apartment where we always stay. We sometimes go there just for a coffee and to browse the fabulous book and gift shops. Have heard such mixed reviews of the restaurant we’ve never bothered to try it. Is it worth a try do you think, Vicki? Have you been and enjoyed?
Would have loved the Oscar Wilde Exhibition too! Also the Richard Avedon and Georgia O’Keefe. Have fun! Best wishes, Pamela


Have already been to the Jacquemart Andre museum but must go back for the Rembrandt exhibition there on my next trip to Paris, in early December. Also would love to see the ‘Avedon’s France’ one too, in the Bibliothèque National. Thank you, Vicki, for highlighting them.


The Jacquemart-Andre does a lovely lunch in a beautiful setting, you can dine either in the pretty dining area or out on the terrace. But it’s always very popular and a long queue forms for admission there. Always best to be early. From the Jacquemart-Andre you can walk off lunch by strolling down to the grands magasins and the Opera Garnier with its wonderful music boutique and lots of great things for gifts from Paris.
One visit when we were in the dining area we noticed a woman waving madly in our direction. We didn’t expect to see anyone we knew there so carried on with our lunch thinking she must be waving to someone else. We noticed she redoubled her efforts but didn’t think anything of it. Finally she came to our table and we realised it was someone we knew slightly – she came from one of the suburbs in the area where we live.
So you never know who you will see in the Jacquemart Andre. Best wishes, Pamela

Jenny Garcia

I discovered Musee Jacquemart-Andre from a blog, and I am glad we were able to visit this museum the last time we were in Paris. It has a marvelous private collection housed in a beautiful building and tastefully decorated rooms. The cafe is not to be missed! I thought it’s one of the most beautiful tea rooms in Paris.

Urszula Walczuk-Marku

It could be so exciting to go to every of them but I know my dream to see it will never come true.

Sharon Weinberg

My girls and I loved our visit to the Jacquemart- Andre Museum last May. Such a lovely place. Another favorite was the unique Foundation Louis Vuitton. What an amazing list you have put together, sad we will not be in Paris during this time to enjoy all of them.


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