Major exhibitions in Paris for 2018; a year of cultural diversity
Published on 20 January 2018, dans Exhibition and Museums
If you’re planning a trip to Paris in 2018, you’ll want to book a few nights at the Hotel Royal Cardinal, where high-end services, ubiquitous comfort, and a warm and dedicated staff await you. But, looking beyond the considerable benefits our hotel has to offer, the City of Light will continue to provide a wealth of interest this year, thanks to the many exhibitions on the cultural calendar. Here are the most anticipated exhibitions scheduled for Paris in 2018.
Painting at its most beautiful
Among the Parisian exhibitions scheduled for 2018, those devoted to painting occupy a prime position. Foremost among those to note in your diary is an exhibition to be held at the Quai Branly Museum between January 30th and October 28th. Paintings from Distant Lands shows how the art of the west became influenced by contact with the rest of the world from the late 18th century onward. If you visit Paris between February 8th and July 8th, you’ll have the opportunity to discover little-known facets of the 19th century painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot during the exhibition Corot; the Painter and his Models, at the Marmottan Museum.
Asian painting of the 20th century is also invited to Paris under the mantle of the exhibition entitled Foujita; the Roaring Twenties, during which a hundred paintings by the Japanese artist Tsuguharu Foujita will be presented at the Maillol Museum from March 7th to July 15th. Also make a note that from March 28th to July 16th the Centre Pompidou is hosting the Russian avant-garde, represented by the works of Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevich and El Lissitzky.
At the Quai Branly Museum, from April 10th to July 15th, you’ll be able to admire Ghosts and Hells; the Underworld in Asian Art, dealing with the fantastic creatures that have long haunted Asian culture. The exhibition The Dutch in Paris; 1789-1914 will run from February 6th to May 13th at the Petit Palais with a look at the works of Van Gogh, Mondrian and Van Dongen.
A journey into the prehistoric past
Prominent among the various exhibitions to be hosted by the French capital this year, one traces the evolution of humanity’s close cousins, while another travels much further back in time. From March 28th until the end of the year, the exhibition Neanderthal at the Musée de l’Homme (Museum of Man) looks at this ancient and mysterious species that disappeared some 35,000 years ago.
Plunging even more deeply into time immemorial, A T-Rex at the Museum (June 6th to September 2nd) at the National Museum of Natural History will present the 67-million-year-old fossilised skeleton of Trix, a female Tyrannosaurus, and examine her physical structure, lifestyle, diet, etc. By contrast, the future is the context for Artists & Robots, when from April 5th to July 9th the Grand Palais will feature the dreams of humanity in relation to machines.