Tiqets Culture Calendar: Paris Exhibitions in 2021

Every year, the city of love plays host to hundreds of amazing exhibitions. From art to history, the Renaissance to the avant-garde, fashion to literature – there’s something for everyone in Paris’ calendar of exhibitions. To help you navigate your way through the city’s cultural gems, we’ve rounded up the most anticipated exhibitions in Paris in 2021.

Tiqets’ top Paris exhibitions

Musée de l’Homme

Rire: la science aux éclats

Feb 10 2021 – Jun 21 2021

What is laughter? Find out more about the purest form of joy in this interactive, exhibition. With ‘edutainment’ games and immersive scenography, kids and adults can explore the specificities of laughter, experience its triggers, discover the laughter of other animals, laughter’s social role, and its health benefits.

Musée National Picasso-Paris

Picasso – Rodin

Feb 9 2021 – Jan 2 2022

Picasso – Rodin, a joint venture between the Musée Rodin and Paris Musée National Picasso, delves into bonds and connections you never knew they shared and reveals some of the chance similarities in style, ethos, and evolution which, at different times and in different contexts, made for turning points in modern art.

Musée de l’Orangerie

Magritte/Renoir: Surrealism in Full Sunlight

Feb 10 2021 – Jun 21 2021

The first exhibition to show a largely unknown chapter of René Magritte’s work in its entirety, Surrealism in Full Sunlight compares Magritte’s works with those of Auguste Renoir. It brings together around 60 paintings and 40 drawings, including several works from the end of the 1930s.

Musée National Picasso-Paris

Picasso: Lectures, relectures

Feb 9 2021 – Jan 2 2022

Did you know Picasso was a bookworm? Alongside a portion of his personal library, see the inspiration and creative process that went into paintings like Reclining Woman Reading, Portrait of Carlota Valdivia, and Portrait of Olga in an Armchair.

Musée d’Orsay

The Origins of the World: The Invention of Nature in the 19th Century

Feb 3 – Jul 12 2021

Symbolism and Art Nouveau showed a fascination for the origins of life. During this exhibition in collaboration with the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, the d’Orsay will display some of the milestones of scientific discovery beside its contemporary art.

Musée d’Orsay

Swiss Modernities (1890-1914)

Feb 3 – Jul 12 2021

The d’Orsay’s latest exhibition brings together works by artists like Cuno Amiet, Felix Vallotton, and Ernest Bieler that have never previously been shown in France, including around 70 masterpieces of the era, mainly from Swiss public and private collections.

Musée Jacquemart-André


Feb 10 – Jun 21 2021

Take a chronological walk through the body of Signac’s work, from early Impressionist paintings influenced by Monet to brightly coloured pieces created in the 20th century. The exhibition traces the artistic footsteps of Signac’s life, while also chartering the path of neo-Impressionism.

Musée de l’Armée

Napoléon n’est plus

Mar 31 – Sep 19 2021

To commemorate the bicentenary of Napoleon’s passing on the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Musée de l’Armeee is putting on a special exhibition that documents the pint-size emperor’s final days, his death, and the aftermath, with authentic artifacts and amazing artworks from the era.

Fondation Louis Vuitton

The Morozov Collection: Icons of Modern Art

May 12 – Oct 10

Inside the collection of brothers Mikhail and Ivan Morozov you’ll find world-renowned artists like Manet, Monet, Lautrec, Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Picasso – to name a few. The collection also showcases some of Russia’s greats to provide the full spectrum of European Modern art.

Discover more exhibitions in 2021

Chagall. Le passeur de lumière

Nov 21 2020 – Mar 15 2021

La guere franco allemande à hauteur d’hommes

Dec 15 2020 – 18 Mar 2021

L’Empire des sens

Dec 2 2020 – Mar 28 2021

Début Hito Steyerl

Feb 03 – Jun 7

Criss – Crossed Trajectories

Nov 13 2020 – Abr 25 2021

Limited Edition

Jan 26 – May 23

The Power of my Hands

Jan 22 – May 23

Pierres précieuses

Sep 16 2020 – Jun 14 2021

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