Image of Paul Klee's art in the Ateliers des Lumières
Art and culture

Art exhibitions in Paris in 2023

March 30, 2023

Meet the masters in the spotlight at the city’s major museums and galleries. Delight in the diversity of innovative techniques, design pioneers and creative excellence. Here are a few of our favourites.
Image of Les ors d'Yves Saint Laurent echibition's poster, the image show a women with a golden dress and the poster is in the form of a golden book

Les ors d’Yves Saint Laurent

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent’s first collection under his own name, this exhibition focuses on the golden thread that ran throughout his prestigious career. Come and be dazzled by haute couture gowns, elegant accessories and eye-catching jewellery. Highlights include David Bailey’s images of Yves Saint Laurent’s 1966 autumn/winter collection, starring Catherine Deneuve.

Until May 14

Musée Yves Saint Laurent
5 avenue Marceau, 75116

Faith Ringgold

As a painter, mixed media sculptor, writer and teacher, Faith Ringgold was a major figure in American feminist art. Through her expressive work, her influence continues to be felt in relation to issues surrounding the civil rights struggles and those of Black Lives Matter. Through one woman’s unique reinterpretations of modern art history, including Picasso and his ‘Demoiselles d’Avignon’, this body of work makes an impactful impression.

Until July 2

Musée Picasso
5 rue de Thorigny, 75003

Image of Faith Ringgold's art showing a women holding her arms
© Faith Ringgold ARS, NY and DACS, London, courtesy ACA Galleries, New York 2022
Image of Basquiat x Warhol's art. We can see 3 human figures, some sentenses "Zenith, OP OP Haky" as well as a logo Arm and Hammer
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Licensed by ADAGP, Paris 2023

Basquiat x Warhol. À quatre mains

This vibrant exhibition showcases the collaborative work of the pioneering American street artist and the leading artist of the pop-art movement. Together they created a huge body of work, which is jointly signed, alongside individual pieces and works by other innovative artists of the 1980’s New York art scene.

From April 4 until August 28

Fondation Louis Vuitton
8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi

Paul Klee, peindre la musique

Music played a fundamental role throughout Paul Klee’s life and was crucial to his creative process as an artist. In this immersive exhibition both passions take centre stage, providing a feast for the senses. Set to the music of Mozart’s Magic Flute, enter an imaginary place of colourful geometric splendour.

Until January, 2024

Atelier des Lumières Paris
38 rue Saint-Maur, 75011

Image of Paul Klee's art in the Ateliers des Lumières

Van Gogh à Auvers-sur-Oise

Looking at the art Van Gogh produced during the last two months leading up to his death, this substantial collection of paintings and drawings focuses on his time in Auvers-sur-Oise. The most well-known piece from this intense period of creativity is ‘Le Docteur Paul Gachet, L’église d’Auvers-Sur-Oise’, which has all the hallmarks of Van Gogh at his finest.

From October 3, 2023 until January 28, 2024

Musée d’Orsay
1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007

Painting of Van Gogh's art
© Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais Patrice Schmidt
Image of Iris Van Herpen creation, a women dressed with a white dress with a black background
© David Uzochukwu

Iris van Herpen

Over at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is a glorious retrospective of the avant-garde Dutch fashion designer, Iris van Herpen. Known for her combination of craftsmanship and invention, van Herpen’s work is evidence of her collaborations with other great minds. Her forward-thinking work merges fashion with design and science, and can be appreciated throughout this extensive collection of dresses.

From November 29, 2023 to April 28, 2024

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli, 75001

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