Major exhibitions in Paris Region in 2023
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- Major exhibitions in Paris Region in 2023
From Picasso, Manet, Matisse, Degas, to Basquiat, Warhol, Alfons Mucha, the treasures of Notre Dame, Ramses II, Leon Monet’s impressionist collections and Italian paintings from the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples… In 2023, museums of Paris Region will be exhibiting some of the greatest artists in the history of art, in addition to their exceptional collections. Plenty of dates for your diary!
Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs
From spring onwards, head to the Grande Halle de la Villette to immerse yourself in the kingdom of Ramses II and discover a treasure trove more than 3,000 years old. Over 180 original pieces, some of which had never left Egypt, animal mummies, statues, sarcophagi, royal masks, jewels and amulets, treasures richly decorated with gold and silver, demonstrate the incredible skill of Egyptian artists and the splendour of the reign of the great Pharaoh.
Grande Halle de la Villette, 7 April to 31 August 2023
Chagall, Paris - New-York
The new immersive exhibition at the Atelier des Lumières offers an in-depth exploration of the work of the painter Marc Chagall, an oeuvre inspired by Paris and New York, iconic capitals of modern art, representing two crucial stages in the artist’s long career. All the magic of his creative universe will be projected in XXL on the walls of the Atelier, complemented by the sounds of classical music, klezmer and jazz. Dreamy!
Atelier des Lumières, 17 February 2023 to 3 January 2024
Léon Monet. Brother of the artist and collector
A chemist, industrialist and collector, Léon Monet played an important role in his brother’s career as a patron. The Musée du Luxembourg presents around one hundred works, including paintings and drawings by Monet, Sisley, Pissarro and Renoir, as well as books of colours, fabric swatches, Japanese prints, archive documents and family photographs that reveal the strong bond between the brothers and their shared interest in colour.
Musée du Luxembourg, 15March to 16 July 2023
Picasso Celebration, The Collection in a New Light!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death, the Musée National Picasso-Paris has called upon the British designer Sir Paul Smith to offer a new look at the museum’s collections and masterpieces. Known for his work with colour, tailoring, and unexpected details, the designer invites us to view the works of the great master through a contemporary lens.
Musée national Picasso-Paris, 7 March to 27 August 2023
Mucha, Beyond Art Nouveau
The Grand Palais Immersif offers an immersive and interactive exhibition that invites visitors to rediscover an avant-garde artist whose work continues to inspire contemporary designers. Structured in three parts, it highlights the career of Alfons Mucha, a figure of the Art Nouveau movement, from the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris to his last monumental canvases, including his talents as a poster artist. To guarantee total immersion, the exhibition is accompanied by sounds and even smells!
Grand Palais immersif, 15 March to 16 July 2023
Basquiat x Warhol. Painting 4 hands
Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol speak with one voice in the new exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. These two major artists of the 20th century painted more than 160 pictures together, of which around a hundred are currently on display. Against the backdrop of the New York downtown art scene of the 1980s, their collective and individual works enter into dialogue with Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer and Kenny Scharf. An epic artistic encounter!
Fondation Louis Vuitton, 5 April to 28 August 2023
Matisse. Cahiers d'art, the turn of the 1930s
Many exhibitions have explored Matisse’s work through different periods but very few have focused specifically on the 1930s, a pivotal decade for the master of fauvism. The Musée de l’Orangerie invites visitors to discover lesser-known works such as Le Grand Nu Couché and the Blouses Roumaines series, along with drawings, engravings, photographs, archive documents, film fragments and issues of Cahiers D’Art, a major avant-garde journal.
Musée de l’Orangerie, 1 March to 29 May 2023
Manet / Degas
Taking a fresh look at the Impressionist movement in painting is the purpose of the new double exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay dedicated to Edouard Manet (1832-1883) and Edgar Degas (1834-1917), both of whom played a pivotal role in the new painting of the 1860s-1880s. While the exhibition demonstrates the close bond between the two artists, it also highlights their many differences. It also offers an opportunity to discover many masterpieces, exhibited together for the very first time!
Musée d’Orsay, 28 March to 23 July 2023
The BnF is offering a new approach to the work of Edgar Degas with an exhibition highlighting the constant interest demonstrated throughout his career in black and white forms of expression. Nearly 180 exceptional works, from etchings to paintings, lithographs, monographs and photographs, the first of which dates from 1855, are presented, illustrating the variety of media and techniques used by the artist.
BnF ׀ Site Richelieu, 30 May to 3 September 2023
Naples in Paris: the Louvre hosts the Museo di Capodimonte
From Michelangelo to Raphael, the great names in Italian painting from the 15th to the 17th century are on display at the Louvre as part of a partnership with the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, a former hunting lodge for the Bourbons of Naples. From the Grande Galerie to the Salle de la Chapelle and the Salle de l’Horloge, masterpieces from the Farnese and Bourbon collections will be displayed alongside those of the Louvre. Simply stunning!
Musée du Louvre, 7 June 2023 to 8 January 2024
Gertrude Stein and Picasso. The invention of language
The friendship between the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and the American writer Gertrude Stein was founded on their respective work and their links to the Parisian art scene. The 28 works from the collection of the Musée National Picasso-Paris exhibited at the Musée du Luxembourg, mainly centring around the golden years of Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Cubism, are here associated with texts by Gertrude Stein and a remarkable archive collection.
Musée du Luxembourg, 13 September 2023 to 21 January 2024
Fashion and Sport: from one podium to another
As the Paris 2024 Olympic Games take shape, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is exploring the links between the world of fashion and the world of sport. Iconic clothing, accessories, paintings, photographs and videos trace the history of sportswear from Antiquity, while paying tribute to the designers who helped establish its status during the inter-war period. From Coco Chanel to Elsa Schiaparelli, embrace sport in style!
Musée des Arts décoratifs, 20 September 2023 to 7 April 2024
The treasury of Notre Dame cathedral from its origins to Viollet-Le-Duc
As the restoration work on Notre Dame comes to an end and before the treasure is returned to the neo-Gothic edifice built to house it by Jean-Baptiste Lassus and Eugène Viollet-Le-Duc between 1845 and 1850, the Louvre explores the history of this age-old treasure from Merovingian times to its resurrection in the 19th century, through a hundred or so items. A treasure trove of incomparable wealth and an exceptional exhibition!
Musée du Louvre, 19 October 2023 to 19 February 2024
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