Monet the collector

14 september- 18 january 2018
Marmottan museum

Claude Monet’s personal art collection—long divided among museums—will be reunited with a guest list of modern artists as rich as you might expect from one of the founders of Impressionism. Featuring paintings by friends and colleagues Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Caillebotte, Cézanne, Morisot, Pissarro, and Manet.

Gauguin the alchimist

11 october- 22 january 2018
Grand Palais

In legend, alchemists created or transformed physical substances, as if by magic. A compelling metaphor for artists in general but especially for Gauguin, whose endless experimentation is the focus of this exhibition, traveling from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Irving Penn

21 september- 29 january 2018
Grand Palais

2017 marks the centenary of the birth of Irving Penn (1917-2009), one of the greatest photographers of the20th century. This exhibition, organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and The Réunion des musées nationaux– Grand Palais, in collaboration with The Irving Penn Foundation,is the first major retrospective of the American artist’s work in France since his death. It looks back over his seventy-year career, with more than 235 photographic prints, all produced by the artist himself, as well as a selection of his drawings and paintings. The Irving Penn exhibition offers a comprehensive vision of the range of genres he worked in: fashion, still life, portraits, nudes, beauty, cigarettes and debris. With his fine arts background, Irving Penn developed a body of visual work that is defined by its elegant simplicity, a taste for minimalism and an astonishing rigour, evident from the studio to the darkroom, where he perfected his unique photographic prints.

This exhibition is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and The Réunion des musées nationaux– Grand Palais, in collaboration with The Irving Penn Foundation.


The Hansen's Secret garden, The Ordrupggard Collection

15 september -22 January 2018

This Danish collector’s treasure trove of French art—including moderns from Monet to Matisse—comes back to Paris, presented in one of the city’s most charming house museums. Leave time for a snack or lunch in the museum’s exquisite tea room.

André Derain 1904-1914 The radical Decade

4 october-29 january 2018
Center Pompidou

André Derain was an early 20th-century art maverick, a co-founder with Henri Matisse of Fauvism. After these experiments with bold color, he continued to develop his art in response to the history of turbulent pre-war Paris, the focus of this exhibition.

Christian Dior

5 July 2017 - 7 January 2018
Musées des arts Décorarifs

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Rubens, Portraits of Princes

4 october- 14 january 2018
Luxembourg museum

Peter Paul Rubens transformed his patrons in dramatically lush, and flattering portraits. His remarkable skills—in both painting and diplomacy—made him one of the Baroque period’s most sought-after artists. This exhibition brings together 65 of his works, made for various European courts, including loans of portraits featuring French monarchs Marie de’ Medici and her son Louis XIII.

Fortuny, a Spaniard in Venice

October 4th, 2017 - January 7th, 2018
Musée Galliera

A museum in the heart of La Serenissima bears his name. He was a venetian by adoption, but spanish by birth, famous for his fine pleats… The man in question is Mariano Fortuny, and the Palais Galliera, City of Paris Fashion Museum, is devoting a retrospective to his work. With over a hundred pieces from the Galliera collection, Madrid’s fashion museum the Museo del Traje and the Museo Fortuny in Venice, the exhibition will reveal the full diversity of his inspiration. The famous ‘Delphos gown’, designed in 1909, is the quintessential illustration of his originality and inventiveness. It is made entirely from plain silk, and is so finely pleated that it can be rolled up into a ball and still maintain all its flowing lines when unrolled.
Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871-1949) was the son of the Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838-1874) and, like his father, he started out as a painter. He moved to Venice in 1888 and his name has always been associated with that city. His highly eclectic tastes encompassed engraving, photography, furniture and lighting design, as well as stage design and stage lighting. In 1906, he turned his attentions to fabrics, with his “Knossos scarf” made of silk, printed with motifs inspired by Kamares pottery from the Minoan period. His dress designs liberated the female form. He reinterpreted the styles and motifs of Ancient Greece, the Middle-Ages and the Renaissance, and he created timeless, unwaisted pieces with soft, straight-hanging lines.