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Whether sculpture, cinema, painting or archaeology, the Parisian cultural agenda remains true to its reputation in 2020. Alexis Kuperfis presents the major exhibitions that are not to be missed in Paris in 2020!

Take a tour of the Musée d’Orsay

Housed in the former Orsay station, the Musée d’Orsay certainly stands out for its special architecture. In 2020, it will also stand out for its extremely rich exhibition calendar. Judge for yourself:

  • Yan Pei Ming – A Funeral in Shanghai, until January 12, 2020: in homage to Gustave Courbet.
  • From Degas to the Opera until January 19, 2020.
  • Joris-Karl Huysmans art critic. From Degas to Grünewald, from 3 December 2019 to 2 March 2020.
  • In the land of monsters. Léopold Chauveau (1870-1940), from 10 March to 29 June 2020.
  • James Tissot, from March 24 to July 19, 2020.
  • Léon Spilliaert (1881-1946). Light and Solitude, from June 15 to September 13, 2020.
  • Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), June 15 to September 13, 2020

The Louvre Museum will continue to amaze

Parisians are lucky. The Louvre is the largest museum in the world and houses one of the most impressive art collections in the history of human civilization. The magnificent baroque palace and museum is located along the banks of the Seine in Paris. Built in 1776, it covers an area of 72,735 m². In 2020, the Louvre will continue to host exhibitions that no art lover would want to miss:

  • Leonardo da Vinci: from October 24, 2019 to February 24, 2020. You will experience virtual reality face-to-face with Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Saint Anne’s Day, the Belle Ferronnière, the Mona Lisa and the Virgin of the Rocks.
  • Officer & gentleman in the 19th century: the His de la Salle collection, from November 7, 2019 to February 10, 2020.
  • Pierre Soulages, from 11 December 2019 to 9 March 2020. Famous for his love of the colour black, this painter is waiting for you on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
  • Albrecht Altdorfer and his time, from 23 April to 3 August 2020.
  • Body and Soul, from 6 May to 17 August 2020. This exhibition concerns Italian sculptures from the Renaissance from Donatello to Michelangelo (1460-1520).

Count with the Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou houses Europe’s leading collection of modern and contemporary art. Familiarly known as Beaubourg, this establishment was created by former French president Georges Pompidou, who was passionate about modern art. Mr. Pompidou wanted to give Paris a reference centre for contemporary art (plastic arts, cinema, music, drawing, etc.), which was to be achieved when the establishment was inaugurated on 31 January 1977. In 2020, the Centre Pompidou will present a selection of the most interesting exhibitions:

  •  Francis Bacon – In All Letters until 20 January 2020.
  •  Boltanski – Retrospective, from 13 November 2019 to 16 March 2020.
  •  Neurones/Les intelligences simulées, from 26 February to 20 April 2020.
  •  Christo and Jeanne-Claude, from March 18 to June 15, 2020.
  •  Matisse, from May 13 to August 31, 2020.
  •  Alice Neel, from June 10 to August 24, 2020.
  •  Hito Steyerl, from June 24 to August 24, 2020.