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Art exhibitions in Paris in 2022

August 01, 2022

Meet the masters in the spotlight at the city’s major museums this year. Delights range from pioneering Impressionists to the creative genius of Yves Saint Laurent and Antoni Gaudí.

Cézanne, Lights of Provence

Take an immersive trip into the work of French Impressionist painter, Paul Cézanne. Travel to the heart of his major works for interesting insights into his understanding of colour, light and nature. This is also a great opportunity to admire the exquisite beauty of Aix-en-Provence, which acted as his greatest source of inspiration.

February 18 to January 2, 2023

Atelier des Lumières
38 rue Saint-Maur, 75011

Photo of Cezanne exhibition at Atelier des Lumières in Paris
© Culturespaces/Cutback
Painting from Hôtel de la Marine in Paris - Prince Murad Bakhsh with holy men and attendants by Govardhan
© The Al Thani Collection 2017. All rights reserved. Photograph taken by Matt Pia

Treasures of the Al Thani Collection

Step back in time over 5,000 years ago to appreciate a series of diverse artworks created across numerous civilisations. The Al Thani Collection, established by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, is on permanent display for the first time at Hôtel de la Marine. Highlights include the ancient carving of an Egyptian royal and a jade wine cup dating back to the Mughal Emperor Jahangir.

Until December 31

Hôtel de la Marine
2 place de la concorde, 75008

The image shows a creation of Elsa Schiaparelli
© Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Shocking ! Les Mondes Surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli

Celebrating the inspiring work of daring Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli, this retrospective shows how her relationship with the Parisian avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s influenced her work. Discover her taste for spectacle, innovative fantasy and an innate sense of femininity in her sophisticated designs, which sit alongside paintings, sculptures, perfumes and photos by her contemporaries, such as Jean Cocteau and Elsa Triolet.

Until January 22, 2023

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli 75001

L’Horizon de Khéops

Take an incredible journey to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world in The Horizon of Khufu, an immersive exhibition running until October. With a virtual guide, you’re transported from Paris to the foot of the tomb of King Khufu through augmented reality, where you can explore beautifully decorated galleries within one of the Great Pyramids.

Until October 2

Institut du Monde Arabe
1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005

This is an image of the Horizon de Kheops exhibition
© Institut du Monde Arabe
The is an art piece from the Frida Khalo's exhibition
© Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Jean - Claude Planchet © Banco de México D. Rivera F. Kahlo Museums Trust / ADAGP, Paris 2022

Frida Kahlo, Beyond Appearances

Explore the private side of Frida Kahlo’s life through more than 200 objects from Casa Azul, the house where she was born and brought up. This exhibition moves away from the clichés attached to her personality, letting the visitor perceive a visual narrative of the influential artist’s life and understand how she traced and cultivated her image through dress, painting and experiences.

15 September to 31 December

Palais Galliera
10, avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, 75116

We trust you’ll enjoy some of these outstanding exhibitions when you stay with us at Le Meurice or Hôtel Plaza Athénée. For more ideas on cultural days out in Paris, take a look at our guide to the city’s best museums.

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