The iconic (and to some, infamous) Centre Pompidou is 40 years old this year. To celebrate the brutalist building’s birthday, the Pompidou president Serge Lasvignes has organised a programme of exhibitions, shows, concerts and meetings across 40 French cities. The full programme of events can be found here at the special 40th anniversary website.
'Vermeer and the masters of genre painting: Inspiration and Rivalry' provides insight into how the artist admired, inspired and competed with his contemporaries. For more information visit www.louvre.fr/en
Considered by Cézanne as the first impressionist, Pissarro was one of the main pillars of the movement. This is his first monographic exhibition in Paris for more than 36 years. For more information visit the Marmottan website here.
The old masters and the newer impressionists feature in this extensive collection. Antique sculptures and paintings by Zurbarán, Tiepolo, Canaletto, Guardi and Goya can be seen alongside paintings and drawings by Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Van Dongen, Modigliani, Schiele, de Staël, Freud, Rothko and Barceló, as well as sculptures by Giacometti, Bourgeois and Richier. For more inforomation visit www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com/en/zurbaran-rothko
From March 4 to April 29, 2017, The Hotel de Ville pays homage to Paris Firefighters in an exhibition entitled "Our Mission: To Save". This free exhibition allows the public discover the world of the Parisian Fire Brigade and its 200 year history.
For an entire week, Salon du Dessin brings together art lovers, collectors, newcomers and museum curators interested in drawings, whether Old Masters, modern or contemporary. During that week, the Salon du dessin is the epicentre of Paris’s cultural scene. This fantastic fair is a celebration of the most talented artists in the fields of drawing and sketch-work. This is the perfect event for any budding artists who like to sit in cafes and sketch the world around them. 15 €,…
To mark the centenary of Rodin's death, the exhibition at the Grand Palais pulls in the collectors of his work and fellow artists of the time: Carpeaux, Bourdelle, Claudel and Picasso. For more information visit the Grand Palais website here.
The 37th edition of the Livre Paris, taking place from 24 to 27 March 2017 at Porte de Versailles, is sure to be a literary romp. This event brings publishers, French and international authors and over 150,000 avid readers together each year. "A major cultural event in French public life, the book fair is highly appealing for its rich and varied programme and the many get-togethers it offers its visitors over four days: more than 800 events and activities featuring nearly…
The award winning chocolatier Patrick Roger is exhibiting his sculptures of bronze and aluminium at the Elephant Paname from 31st of March to the 18th of April. Entry is free, open every day from 11am to 7pm.
Designed by Olivier Saillard and titled L'Œuvre au noir, the exhibition outside the Palais Galliera, which opens on Wednesday at the Bourdelle Museum in Paris, offers a special angle to discover the work of the Spanish master of black, Balenciaga. For more information visit The Musée Bourdelle website.