Exhibitions in Paris in August 2024
Must-See Exhibitions of the Month of August

When August arrives in Paris, the city takes on a whole new artistic dimension. The art galleries and museums of the French capital are gearing up to host a plethora of exciting exhibitions that showcase the richness of the city's art scene. Whether you are an art enthusiast or just curious, there is something for everyone to discover and appreciate.

Exhibitions not to be missed in Paris in August

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AURA INVALIDES: An immersive experience at the heart of the Invalides Dome in Paris!

Join us for a unique multimedia experience in the legendary Invalides Dome. AURA INVALIDES combines orchestral music, video mapping, and light games to enhance the architecture of this iconic monument. Discover this immersive show in the evening and let yourself be transported through an extraordinary adventure, rediscovering the exceptional heritage of the Invalides Dome.

Exhibition "Space Mission" at the City of Science and Industry

Explore the universe with the Space Mission exhibition at the City of Science. Experience an immersive adventure in space, discover space technologies, and learn about lunar missions. Perfect for all ages!

Expo Crescendo at the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis

The "Crescendo" exhibition at the Basilica of Saint-Denis, from September 6, 2023, to September 29, 2024, showcases a monumental work by Stephen Dean. This unique installation integrates dichroic stained glass windows on a 15-meter scale, offering a captivating visual experience.

Egypt of the Pharaohs from February 9, 2024, to January 5, 2025

Egypt of the Pharaohs" at the Workshop of Lights in Paris is an immersive experience into ancient Egypt. With multimedia projections, the exhibition showcases pharaohs, pyramids, temples, and daily lives, enhanced by musical supervision. Open until January 5, 2025.

Exhibition 'The Orientalists' at the Workshop of Lights in Paris from February 9, 2024, to January 5, 2025

The exhibition "The Orientalists" at the Workshop of Lights, Paris, delves into 19th-century Orientalism. With works by Delacroix, Ingres, and others, it offers an immersive experience of the imagined Orient, blending art, culture, and technology.

The Birth of Department Stores: Fashion, Design, Toys, Advertising, 1852-1925 at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris from April 10 to October 13, 2024

The exhibition "The Birth of Department Stores" at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris from April 10 to October 13, 2024, explores the evolution of Parisian department stores from 1852 to 1925, with a focus on fashion, design, toys, and advertising.

MEXICA - Gifts and Gods at the Templo Mayor

Explore the mysteries of the Mexica civilization through the exhibition "Mexica: Gifts and Gods at the Templo Mayor" at the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Immerse yourself in the unique world of Aztec art, religion, and politics before the Spanish conquest, featuring artifacts never before exhibited in Europe. A window into a rich and complex pre-Columbian world.

Quai Branly Museum - MYRIAM MIHINDOU Exhibition

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Punu mourners with the immersive exhibition "Ilimb, the Essence of Tears" by Myriam Mihindou. Explore the richness of African culture through unique sensory installations, celebrating ancestral tradition and the cathartic power of tears and songs. An unforgettable artistic experience not to be missed.

City of Architecture and Heritage - Once Upon a Time the Stadiums

The exhibition "Once Upon a Time the Stadiums" is held from March 20th to September 16th, 2024 at the City of Architecture and Heritage, exploring the evolution of stadiums from antiquity to the present day. Through history, architecture, and sociocultural impacts, it invites reflection on their emblematic role in sports.

City of Architecture and Heritage - Mini Maousse 9

The Mini Maousse 9 exhibition at the City of Architecture and Heritage explores active design to encourage an active lifestyle through architecture. Presenting 50 global projects and a mobile Micro Fan Zone for sensitive neighborhoods, it aims to integrate sports into urban public spaces.
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James Cameron at the Cinémathèque

The exhibition "The Art of James Cameron" at the Cinémathèque of Paris, from April 4, 2024, to January 5, 2025, highlights the creative evolution of the director, from his early sketches to his groundbreaking films. Explore drawings, props, and multimedia experiences reflecting his innovations and artistic vision.

Jean Hélion Exhibition at the MAM of Paris

The Museum of Modern Art of Paris presents "Jean Hélion, The Prose of the World" from March 22 to August 18, 2024, a retrospective of the painter Jean Hélion (1904-1987). The chronological exhibition brings together more than 150 works, highlighting his transition from abstraction to narrative figuration, thus influencing the Narrative Figuration of the 1960s.

Pompidou Center - Comic Exhibition 1964 - 2024

Discover a captivating immersion into the history of comic art at the Pompidou Center. From the Franco-Belgian clear line style to Japanese manga, explore diverse universes and contemporary styles. Immerse yourself in exhibitions, animations, and unique events, celebrating the 9th art in all its facets.

Olympism - A Modern Invention, an Ancient Heritage

Explore the history of the early Olympic Games and delve into the political context of their creation. Discover the first Olympic cup and the iconographic sources of this global event. A unique immersion into the alliance of sport and culture.

The Tutankhamun Experience

Discover the Tutankhamun Experience at Galeries Montparnasse, Paris. Take part in a unique immersive adventure by helping Howard Carter find Tutankhamun's tomb through captivating puzzles. A fun and educational experience for the whole family, with over 1000 artifacts exhibited across 3,000 m².

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Exhibition "It's a Song That Resembles Us, Global Successes of Francophone Popular Music"

Dive into the universe of French-language song through the decades and around the world at the first temporary exhibition of the International City of the French Language. Discover the legends and emotions of this universal art form, with an unforgettable audiovisual immersion. Tickets available now!

Paralympic Stories Exhibition: From Sports Integration to Social Inclusion (1948-2024)

Discover the 'Paralympic Stories' exhibition at the Pantheon, highlighting the rise of the Paralympic Games since 1948. Explore sports integration and social inclusion through archives, photographs, and testimonies, offering a unique perspective on the empowerment of people with disabilities. An accessible journey for all, marking a significant step towards a more inclusive society.

Olympism, a History of the World

Discover "Olympism, a History of the World" at the Palais de la Porte Dorée from April 26 to September 8, 2024. A captivating exhibition traces 130 years of Olympic history through crises, achievements, and social struggles. Reservation recommended, free admission for those under 26.


The Fountain of the Innocents, Stories of a Parisian Masterpiece

Discover the captivating exhibition of the Fountain of the Innocents at the Carnavalet Museum. Immerse yourself in the tumultuous history of this Parisian masterpiece during its restoration by the City of Paris. Admire the works of Jean Goujon and explore the urban transformations that have marked this iconic monument. Book online now for an enriching experience.


Pinault Collection Exhibition "The World As It Goes"

Discover "The World As It Goes", an exclusive exhibition from the Pinault Collection at the Bourse de Commerce. Immerse yourself in the work of renowned contemporary artists, exploring the paradoxes and hopes of our time. A profound reflection on humanity, its weaknesses and strengths, captured through powerful and visionary works.

Guimet Museum Exhibition - At the Heart of Color

Discover the exhibition 'At the Heart of Color' at the Guimet Museum, from June 12th to September 16th, 2024. Admire 250 masterpieces of Chinese monochrome porcelain, illustrating ten centuries of aesthetic perfection. An immersive journey into the beauty and purity of shapes and colors.

Foundation Louis Vuitton - Exhibition MATISSE, THE RED STUDIO / ELLSWORTH KELLY. SHAPES AND COLORS, 1949-2015

The Fondation Louis Vuitton presents "Matisse, The Red Studio" and "Ellsworth Kelly. Shapes and Colors, 1949-2015" from May 4 to September 9, 2024, offering a unique immersion into the revolutionary works of Matisse and Kelly, highlighting the enduring impact of these masters on modern and contemporary art.

Picasso Iconophage Exhibition

The "Picasso Iconophage" exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Paris (June 11 - September 15, 2024) explores Picasso's unique approach to art history, blending deconstruction and hybridization of the works of the great masters. Discover his paintings, sculptures, and drawings through themes such as the hero, the Minotaur, and the voyeur.


Yves Saint Laurent: Transparencies, The Power of Materials

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris presents "Transparencies: The Power of Materials" from February 9 to August 25, 2024. Explore the creative audacity of Yves Saint Laurent through iconic and previously unseen pieces, revealing the complexity and poetry of transparency in fashion. Book now.


André Charles Boulle Exhibition

Discover the exceptional exhibition dedicated to André Charles Boulle at the Château de Chantilly, from June 8 to October 6, 2024. Explore the Grand Apartments to admire the masterpieces of the famous French cabinetmaker. Dive into the world of French furniture and book your ticket now for this unique experience.


Exhibition "Taínos and Kalinagos of the Caribbean"

Discover the exhibition "Taínos and Kalinagos of the Caribbean" at the Musée du Quai Branly, a tribute to two indigenous societies of the Caribbean. Explore the lesser-known art of the Taínos and Kalinagos, witnesses to the encounter between two worlds before European conquest. Book your tickets now for this captivating experience.

Exhibition: In the Seine - Objects Found from Prehistory to the Present Day

Discover the exhibition "In the Seine" at the Archaeological Crypt of the Île de la Cité, showcasing 150 historical objects from the river. Explore the history of Paris, from Prehistory to the present day, through fascinating artifacts and immersive illustrations. Book now!


Exhibition: ARABOFUTURS - Science Fiction and New Imaginaries

Discover the ARABOFUTURS exhibition at the Arab World Institute, from April 23 to October 27, 2024. Seventeen Arab and diaspora artists explore science fiction and anticipation to question contemporary societies and imagine the worlds of tomorrow through various contemporary artworks.

Exhibition "Van Gogh / Japan Dreamed"

"Discover a captivating immersion into the contrasting worlds of Van Gogh and traditional Japan at the Atelier des Lumières. Explore Van Gogh's iconic works, from his sunlit landscapes to his nocturnes, in dialogue with Japanese prints evoking geishas, samurais, and spirits, uniting the East and the West."


SPOT24, the Olympic exhibition on urban sports of Paris 2024

Discover SPOT24, the exhibition dedicated to urban sports of Paris 2024. From April 4 to December 31, 2024, dive into the world of skateboarding, climbing, BMX, surfing, 3x3 basketball, and breaking at 101 Quai Jacques-Chirac, Paris 15th. Book your tickets now for a unique immersive experience.


Temporary Exhibition "Duels. The Art of Combat"

Discover the exhibition "Duels. The Art of Combat" at the Army Museum, exploring the history and evolution of dueling throughout the centuries. From great mythological figures to modern duelists, delve into this socially valued practice, presented from April 24 to August 18, 2024. Book now for an immersive experience.

Paris, a City of Art in Permanent Evolution

Paris has always been a hub of art and culture, attracting artists from around the world for centuries. Every corner of the city breathes history and creativity, and August is no exception. While many Parisians go on vacation, the city's art scene continues to thrive, offering visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a true artistic feast.

The Magic of Art Galleries

Parisian art galleries are renowned for their diversity and quality. In August, many galleries organize temporary exhibitions showcasing the works of both emerging and established artists. You can discover contemporary paintings, innovative sculptures, and even surprising artistic installations. Each gallery has its own unique atmosphere, making the visit all the more exciting.

Exploring Museums

Parisian museums are an invaluable cultural treasure, and August is the ideal time to explore them without the usual crowds. Major museums such as the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, and the Centre Pompidou feature fascinating permanent collections, but they also host exceptional temporary exhibitions. These special exhibitions cover a diverse range of subjects, from modern art to the history of fashion to contemporary photography.

Creativity in Every Neighborhood

Paris is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own character and distinct ambiance. In August, many neighborhoods host unique artistic events. Whether you stroll through the cobblestone streets of Le Marais, visit the artist studios of Montmartre, or explore the contemporary galleries of Belleville, every corner of Paris offers a different artistic experience.

Outdoor Exhibitions

Summer in Paris is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor exhibitions. Many parks and gardens in the city host temporary artistic installations that seamlessly integrate art with nature. It's a delightful way to experience outdoor art while enjoying the summer weather.

Unique Artistic Events

In addition to traditional exhibitions, Paris also offers a multitude of unique artistic events in August. Street festivals, outdoor artistic performances, and art markets are all ways to experience the creative buzz of the city.

Plan Your Visit

If you plan to visit Paris in August to enjoy its art exhibitions, make sure to plan your itinerary in advance. Check the websites of galleries, museums, and events for schedules and information on specific exhibitions that interest you. Don't forget to verify opening hours, as some establishments may have reduced hours during the summer season.

Paris in August is more than just a holiday destination. It's a unique opportunity to discover the dynamic art scene of the city, to dive into the history and creativity that make Paris a true cultural gem. Whether you're passionate about art or simply seeking cultural discoveries, the exhibitions in Paris in August are a real treasure to explore. So, get ready for an unforgettable artistic experience in the heart of the City of Light.


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