2024 promises to be an exciting year in Paris museums. Nearly 200 exhibitions are underway or announced this year!
So, what are the must-see exhibitions in Paris in 2024? Here’s my selection of the 10 most eagerly awaited exhibitions!
What to do here, unless you’re thinking about it? at Le Centquatre
Co-conceived with the international architectural firm Architecturestudio, the exhibition illustrates Architecturestudio’s environmental, economic and social concerns through sensitive works and a contributive scenography. The Tracé Bleu method, proposed by the agency as part of these reflections, will be presented through various media.
January 27 to March 10, 2024
EN AMOUR Adrien M & Claire B – Musical creation by Laurent Bardainne at the Philharmonie de Paris
“En amour” was conceived by the Adrien M & Claire B company. It is presented as an immersive, interactive experience at the crossroads of live performance and visual art installation. The exhibition invites the public to experience “collectively and intimately a living relationship with a space in transformation” through a variety of experiences (sound, visual, interactive, etc.).
Philharmonie de Paris
February 9 to August 25, 2024
Egypt of the Pharaohs, from Khéops to Ramsès II at the Atelier des Lumières
Like every year, the Atelier des Lumières is renewing its themes and scenography. For this year’s event, the public is invited to step back in time and rediscover the Egypt of the Pharaohs, through the masterpieces of this mythical civilization spanning three millennia.
Atelier des Lumières
February 9, 2024 to January 5, 2024
Yves Saint Laurent: Transparencies The power of materials at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris presents the second chapter of a story begun last summer at the Cité de la dentelle et de la mode in Calais. From a presentation of the different materials to an explanation of their role in the affirmation and freedom of the body, the exhibition looks at transparency from every angle.
Yves Saint Laurent Museum
February 09 to August 25, 2024
The world as it goes at the Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection
The exhibition will feature works produced between the 1980s and the present day. They will bear witness to the turbulence of current events, periods of indecision and the movements of collective history. The title is inspired by a tale by Voltaire, in which the character is faced with a choice: act to transform the future, or abstain and let “the world go as it is”, giving mankind responsibility for their own destiny. The exhibition is intended to reason along these lines, questioning the world and man’s ability to act to shape his own destiny.
Bourse de Commerce
From March 20 to September 2
Once upon a time, stadiums at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
In the run-up to the Olympic Games, the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine will be taking a closer look at one of the most emblematic places in sport: the stadium! Arranged in sequences, the exhibition will look at the stadium from three angles: democratization, performance and globalization.
Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
From March 20 to September 16
Paris 1874 Inventing Impressionism at the Musée d’Orsay
To mark the 150th anniversary of the first Impressionist exhibition, which opened in Paris in the spring of 1874, the Musée d’Orsay will be presenting a selection of works from the 1874 Impressionist exhibition, which will be put into perspective with paintings and sculptures shown at the same time at the official Salon. This unprecedented confrontation will recreate the visual shock of the works exhibited by the Impressionists at the time.
From March 26 to July 14, 2024
Brancusi Art is just beginning at the Centre Pompidou
In March 2024, the Centre Pompidou will be staging an exceptional exhibition paying tribute to the father of modern sculpture: Constantin Brancusi. Never before has he been the subject of an exhibition on such a scale: almost 200 sculptures will be on display, along with photographs, drawings, films, archives, tools and furniture from the studio.
March 27 to July 1
100% EXPO 2024 at La Villette
For its 6th edition, La Vilette will present 100% L’EXPO at the end of March, showcasing contemporary art creations by young artists graduating from the art schools with which it collaborates. The idea is to showcase the many styles and subjects of some fifty artists in the Grande Halle, in a scenography entirely composed of salvaged elements from previous editions.
March 28 to April 28, 2024
Frida Khalo ¡Viva La Vida! (working title) at the Grand Palais Immersif
After an exhibition at the Palais Galliera in 2022, Frida Khalo, an emblematic figure of Mexican art and feminism, will make her grand return to Paris this September in an immersive “multisensory” exhibition at the Grand Palais Immersif. The exhibition will combine 360º projections, frame-by-frame animation and a captivating original soundtrack.
Grand Palais Immersif
From September 18, 2024 to March 2, 2025
See the schedule of ALL the exhibitions announced for Paris in 2024
Which exhibitions are you most looking forward to seeing?