Paris is home to a diverse set of museums, the best of which is in the 1st arrondissement. The benefit of such diversity is that you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to temporary or rotating exhibitions. In 2020, Paris city is holding many exhibitions, including some that are expected to be blockbuster shows. It remains to be seen whether those will live up to the hype, but for the moment, here is a list of the best exhibitions in 2020.
‘Soulages at the Louvre’
The Salon Carré has been hosting this show devoted to French artist Pierre Soulages since December 2019. This is only the third time the Musée du Louvre is holding an exhibition for a living artist. Soulages mainly painted in the black color to make non-figurative effects stand out with the light. If you are a lover of non-figurative art, then do take a Louvre Museum tour to see Soulages’s best works. You have until March 9, 2020, the last day of the exhibition, to do it.
This is the first-ever retrospective dedicated to Doménikos Theotokópoulos, also called El Greco, at the Grand Palais’s southeastern gallery. This is already a blockbuster show, possibly the best of the period extending from fall 2019 to February 10, 2020. Spain’s greatness in painting can be found in some artists, and El Greco/The Greek is one of them. The show gives his work’s more scientific visualization, which is you should visit the Grand Palais for it.
The exhibition for the French painter of the nineteenth century is Paris’s first since the year 1985. It pays attention to his work in the light of his painting materials and methods; his growth into photography, cloisonné enamels and prints; plus, in a social context. The Musée d’Orsay, one of Paris’s best museums, is hosting it through July 19, 2020.
‘Vogue Paris – 100 Years’
Vogue is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020, and the Palais Galliera will mark the occasion in a show slated for autumn to winter 2020. The exhibition will showcase fashion drawings, magazines, film and photographs. There is no better way to know the role of Paris as the global style capital than it.
The Musée Rodin and the Musée Picasso will host this exhibition at the same time from September 15, 2020, to March 21, 2021. So it is a single exhibition, but to be held in two places. What more can you ask for being a fan of both Pablo Picasso and Auguste Rodin? The exhibition will look at their creative overlaps and processes.