Unmissable Paris Art Exhibitions Guide 2024

Explore the best Parisian art in 2024 with our guide to must-see exhibitions. From Ancient Egypt to Impressionism and contemporary masterpieces, discover what’s on in Paris’s top galleries.

From Ancient Egypt at Atelier des Lumières to the revolutionary Impressionism at Musée d'Orsay and contemporary art's finest at Centre Pompidou.
Experience art in iconic Parisian locations such as the Palace of Versailles and the Musée du Louvre.
These exhibitions deeply dive into various cultures, artistic movements, and historical eras.

Paris Art Exhibitions in 2024

Paris, the city of light, is set to dazzle the world with an array of magnificent art exhibitions in 2024. From the ancient wonders of Egypt to the revolutionary Impressionists and the modern marvels of contemporary art, these exhibitions promise to be visually stunning and intellectually stimulating. Here’s your ultimate guide to the must-see art exhibitions in Paris for 2024:

Ancient Egypt at Atelier des Lumières

  • Exhibition: Ancient Egypt
  • Venue: Atelier des Lumières
  • Dates: Feb 9, 2024 – Jan 5, 2025
  • Highlights: Explore the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt in a visually stunning video-mapping spectacle, covering aspects from gods to politics​.

Paris 1874, Inventing Impressionism – Musée d’Orsay

  • Exhibition: Paris 1874, Inventing Impressionism
  • Venue: Musée d’Orsay
  • Dates: March 26 – July 14, 2024
  • Highlights: A journey through the groundbreaking first steps of Impressionism with over 130 works from Monet, Degas, Renoir, and others​​​.

Brancusi at Centre Pompidou

  • Exhibition: Brancusi
  • Venue: Centre Pompidou
  • Dates: March 27 – July 1, 2024
  • Highlights: A comprehensive retrospective of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, showcasing nearly 200 works, including sculptures, photos, and films​​​.

Metal – Philharmonie de Paris

  • Exhibition: Metal
  • Venue: Philharmonie de Paris
  • Dates: April 4 – Sep 29, 2024
  • Highlights: An exploration of metal music, tracing its evolution through various mediums and its impact on pop culture and contemporary art​.

The Birth of Department Stores – MAD x Cité de l’Architecture

  • Exhibition: The Birth of Department Stores
  • Venue: MAD and Cité de l’Architecture
  • Dates: April 10 – Oct 13, 2024 at MAD; Oct 16, 2024 – Mar 16, 2025 at Cité de l’Architecture
  • Highlights: A deep dive into Parisian department stores’ history and social impact, alongside examining their architectural elegance​.

Eva Jospin, The Silk Room – Palace of Versailles

  • Exhibition: Eva Jospin, The Silk Room
  • Venue: Palace of Versailles
  • Dates: June 18 – Sep 29, 2024
  • Highlights: Contemporary artist Eva Jospin’s 350 square meter embroidery inspired by the groves of French gardens and Virginia Woolf’s feminist manifesto​.

Surrealism: The Centenary Exhibition – Center Pompidou

  • Exhibition: Surrealism: The Centenary Exhibition
  • Venue: Center Pompidou
  • Dates: 2024 (dates not specified)
  • Highlights: Celebrating 100 years of Surrealism, this exhibition focuses on the movement’s dreamlike and unconscious aspects, emphasizing female artists​.

“MATCH. Design & Sport” – Musée du Luxembourg

  • Exhibition: MATCH. Design & Sport
  • Venue: Musée du Luxembourg
  • Dates: March 13 – Aug 11, 2024
  • Highlights: Examining the interplay between art, design, and sporting performance, especially in the automotive and fashion sectors​​.

“Olympism. A Modern Invention, An Ancient Heritage” – Musée du Louvre

  • Exhibition: Olympism. A Modern Invention, An Ancient Heritage
  • Venue: Musée du Louvre
  • Dates: April 24 – Sep 16, 2024
  • Highlights: An exploration of the revival of ancient Olympic Games featuring artifacts such as the first Olympic trophy from 1896​.

ART PARIS 2024 – Grand Palais Éphémère

  • Event: ART PARIS 2024
  • Venue: Grand Palais Éphémère
  • Dates: April 4 – 7, 2024
  • Highlights: A major art fair showcasing 136 galleries from 25 countries, focusing on modern and contemporary art, with a special emphasis on French art and craftsmanship​​.

This guide offers a sneak peek into the rich and diverse world of Parisian art in 2024. Each exhibition presents a unique opportunity to delve into different eras, cultures, and artistic movements. Whether you’re an art enthusiast or a casual visitor, these exhibitions will leave a lasting impression.

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