Emblematic portraits, equestrian statues and coronation regalia are among the exhibits on show in Power Plays at the Louvre’s Petite Galerie. On loan from the Musée du Louvre, Musée National du Château de Pau, Château de Versailles and Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, the 40 works explore the representation of political power and the use of art as a propaganda tool, from Antiquity to the modern day. Until July 2 petitegalerie.louvre.fr
Exotic works from a range of artists including Matisse and Gauguin. "Shedding light on the collection of paintings housed at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Some two hundred hitherto unseen works revealing the evolution of the Western perception of distant and not-so-distant populations, societies and territories over the centuries." Visit their website for more information.
Exhibition displaying the work of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796 - 1875) at the Marmottan Monet Museum. Click here for more information. The Marmottan Monet museum is every day opened, except Monday, from 10 am till 6 pm. Night-on Thursdays till 9 pm. 2 rue Louis Boilly 75016 Paris
Major retrospective devoted to Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). Considered during her lifetime as the greatest American artist, Cassatt lived in France for more than sixty years. She was the only American painter to have exhibited her work with the Impressionists in Paris.
This fascinating exhibition looks at the 4000 year saga of the Suez Canal. Beginning in the time of the Pharaohs only to be realised in 1869; the epic project to create a shortcut between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea has been one of the most controversial undertakings the world has ever seen. www.imarabe.org/en
The Guernica is Picasso’s most famous and most studied painting. The Musée national Picasso-Paris is celebrating this awesome painting with a full exhibition. “Following the 80th anniversary of the work’s creation, the Musée national Picasso-Paris in partnership with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is dedicating an exhibition to the story of Guernica an exceptional painting by Pablo Picasso and probably one of the most famous artworks in the world. The masterpiece can be seen in its permanent…
The Musée du Luxembourg celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of Tintoretto, a key figure in Venetian Renaissance art. The exhibition features works from the first part of his career. Click here for more information.
More than a hundred works from the Japanese French national Foujita who painted in the roaring 20s in Montparnasse. Click here for more information.
This fascinating exhibition looks at the jewelry of contemporary artists, from Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso and Niki de Saint Phalle to César, Takis and Louise Bourgeois. Click here for more information.
Art made by machines and robots. They're taking over, somebody call John Connor. For more information visit the Grand Palais website here.
Czech painter Frantisek Kupka was a leading figure in abstract art in the 20th century. The Grand Palais is celebrating his work with an exhibition on the artist's use of symbolism and futurism. Grandpalais.com
The Fondation will exhibit a new selection of artists, bringing together an array of modern and contemporary works from the Collection which have never been exhibited here before. Some 25 French and international artists are presented in two complementary sequences. fondationlouisvuitton.fr
Discover the history of Neanderthal man, the mysterious species who lived alongside, and even breeded with our own ancestors the Homo Sapiens. Click here for more information.
Following the work's 80th anniversary, Paris's Musèe Picasso (in partnership with Madrid's Art Museum) is turning the spotlight on Guernica, charting the birth of the antifascist masterpiece and its enduring legacy.
The Seven Lives of a Filmmaker is a film and photography exhibition where Chris Marker takes the audience on a journey through time and space, with focus on WWII and the people he has encountered all over the world. Just a selection of the countries explored are China, Mexico, North America, Siberia and Latin America.
120 pastel artworks from the eighteenth century are arranged at the Louvre art gallery. All these artworks are part of the Louvre collection and have recently been restored.
Picasso's stay in Vallauris heralded a new era of blissful experimentation and unbridled creativity, free at last from the shadow of war. In Picasso's Vallauris Years, the Musée National Pablo Picasso lifts the veil on this key stage in his artistic growth.