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Bicycles in a Parisian courtyard. © Paris Update








Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Stick up for science
> The Paris March for Science begins at 1pm at the Jardin des Plantes (Place Valhubert), April 22.

Silent films from Switzerland?
> They’re rare, but they do exist and can be seen at the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Paris, April 20-May 2.

Voices from the North
> The Pølar Festival celebrates Northern European culture with films, concerts, talks and more. Various locations, Paris, April 19-29.

Photo walk
> Eight Paris galleries hold special photography shows and events for Parcours Fotofever. Various locations, Paris, through May 1.

Photo shows galore
> Le Mois de la Photo has been moved from autumn to spring, with 96 exhibitions taking place all over the greater Paris area. See Web site for locations and dates.

Art videos
> The theme of this year’s Videobox Festival is “noise and movement.” Carreau du Temple, Paris, April 27-29.

Take home a winemaker
> Winemakers from Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux come to Paris to offer tastings of their products in wine bars and private homes for the event J’Irai Déguster chez Vous. Various venues, Paris, April 20-22.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Nicolas Bedos’s Monsieur & Madame Adelman preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, April 21.

Polaroid pix
> The “Expolaroid” exhibition features Polaroid images by nine artists. La Maison des Ensembles, Paris, through April 25.

> Festival Séries Mania shows TV series from around the world and holds debates, conferences and special guests like Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife,” all for free. Forum des Images, Paris, through April 23.

Travel yarns
> Travel fanatics get together at the Paris Travelers Festival to swap tales of their adventures. FIAP, Paris, April 22-23.

Street art indoors

The gallery Art in the Game will be showing works by Felipe Pantone at the Urban Art Fair.> Some 30 galleries show street art at the Urban Art Fair. Carreau du Temple, Paris, April 20-23.

Virtual reality
> Drop in on Saturday or Sunday from 2pm to 8pm for a free virtual trip at the VR Express festival. Forum des Images, Paris, through June 30.

Dance in historic sites
> Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux. Various locations, through Oct. 21.

African culture festival
> The 100% Afriques festival showcases dance, theater, music, fashion, design, art, food and more from all over the continent. La Villette, Paris, through May 28.

Before and after ecological disaster
> The Chic Planète festival presents two types of films, those celebrating the bounty of the earth and science-fiction views of what will happen after an ecopalypse. Forum des Images, Paris, through April 13.












































Art - Museums


Paris Art Museums: A Comprehensive List

Every Paris Museum &
Upcoming Exhibitions


Just about every museum in Paris and its immediate surroundings is listed below. A click on the name will take you to the museum's Web site. The major museums are listed first, with a list of upcoming exhibitions for each, followed by specialty museums. Use the search function on the top right side of this page if you are looking for a particular museum. If we have forgotten a museum, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know.

The Majors

Centre Georges Pompidou

Kollektsia!: Contemporary Art in the USSR and Russia 1950-2000
September 14, 2016-March 27, 2017

Politiques de l’Art
September 29, 2016-March 7, 2017

Kader Attia
October 18, 2016-January 30, 2017

Jean-Luc Moulène
October 19, 2016-February 20, 2017

October 19, 2016-January 23, 2017

Cy Twombly
November 30, 2016-April 24, 2017

Saâdane Afif: The Fountain Archives
February 1-April 30, 2017

Josef Koudelka: La Fabrique d'Exils
February 22, 2017-May 22, 2017

Imprimer le Monde
March 15, 2017-June 18, 2017

March 15, 2017-June 18, 2017

Walker Evans: Un Style Vernaculaire
April 26, 2017-August 14, 2017

Ross Lovegrove: Convergence
April 12, 2017-July 3, 2017

Hervé Fischer

June 14, 2017-September 11, 2017

David Hockney

June 21, 2017-October 23, 2017

Fred Forest

July 12, 2017-August 28, 2017

André Derain 1904-1914: La Décennie Radicale
October 4, 2017-January 29, 2018

César: La Rétrospective
December 13, 2017-March 23, 2018

Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais

March 15, 2017-July 24, 2017

Rodin: The Centennial Exhibition
March 22, 2017-July 31, 2017

From the Great Mughals to the MaharajahsMarch 29, 2017-June 5, 2017

Jeu de Paume

Eli Lotar
Peter Campus: Video Ergo Sum
Ali Cherri: Somniculus
February 7-May 28, 2017

Ed van der Elsken
Ismaïl Bahri
Oscar Murillo
June13-September 24, 2017

Ali Kazma
Steffani Jemison
Albert Renger-Patzsch: The Perspective of Things
October 17-January 21, 2018

Eli Lotar
Peter Campus: Video Ergo Sum
Ali Cherri: Somniculus

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Karel Appel

February 24, 2017-August 20, 2017

Musée de l'Orangerie

Masterpieces of the Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo-Ishibashi Foundation Collection.

April 5, 2017-August 21, 2017

Musée des Art Décoratifs

Musée d’Orsay

Musée du Louvre

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting
February 22-May 22, 2017

Masterpieces from the Leiden Collection: The Age of Rembrandt
February 22-May 22, 2017
Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio
February 22-May 22, 2017

Drawing the Everyday: Holland in the Golden Age
March 16-June 12, 2017

François I and Dutch Art
October 18-January 15, 2018

Musée du Quai Branly

Musée Marmottan-Monet

Camille Pissarro: The First Impressionist
February 23, 2017-July 2, 2017

Monet Collector
Septembre 14, 2017-January 14, 2018

Musée National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

Musée National du Moyen Age

Palais de Tokyo

Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris

Specialty Museums

Catacombes de Paris

Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian

Cinémathèque Française

Cité de la Musique

Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine

Cité de la Science et de l'Industrie

Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration

Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre-Dame

Espace Dalí

Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain

Fondation Le Corbusier

Grand Musée des Parfums

Institut du Monde Arabe

MAC/VAL Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne

Maison d'Auguste Comte

Maison de Balzac

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Musée Arménien de France

Musée Baccarat

Musée Bourdelle

Balenciaga: Working in Black

March 8, 2017-July 16, 2017

Musée Carnavalet

Musée Cernuschi

Musée Cognacq-Jay

Musee Curie

Musée d'Anatomie Delmas-Orfila-Rouvièr

Musée Dapper

Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme


March 8, 2017-July 16, 2017

Musée d'Art Naïf - Max Fourny

Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

Musée de la Mode et du Textile

Musée de l'Armée

Musée de l'Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

Musee de La Vie Romantique

Musée de l'Erotisme

Musée de l’Homme

Musée d'Ennery (by appointment on weekends only)

Musée des Années Trentes

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Musée des Arts Forains

Musée des Arts et Métiers

Musée des Arts Forains

Musée des Égouts de Paris

Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits

Musée Dupuytren

Musée du Luxembourg

Pissarro in Eragny

March 16, 2017-July 9, 2017

Musée du Parfums (Fragonard perfumes)

Musée et Jardin Départemental Albert Kahn

Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer

Musée Grévin

Musée Gustave Moreau

Musée Henner

Musée Jacquemart-André

From Zurbarán to Rothko: The Alicia Koplowitz Collection

March 3, 2017-July 10, 2017

Musée Maillol

Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Léger

March 2-July 23, 2017

Musée Mendjisky-Ecoles de Paris

Musée Nationale de Céramique-Sèvres

Musée National de la Marine

Muséum National de l’Histoire Naturelle

Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires

Musée National du Moyen Age-Thermes de Cluny

Musée National Eugène Delacroix

Musée Nissim de Camondo

Musée Picasso

Musée Rodin

Musée Zadkine

Phono Museum

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