5 Exhibitions to Visit in Paris This Summer

Wednesday, April 20

If you read our article on 5 easy ways to save on a trip to Paris (check it out if you haven't!) and decided to travel to the City of Light this summer, I have good news for you: this season its museums will be hosting plenty of temporary exhibitions - and they are so exciting you may wanna skip crowding in front of Mona Lisa.

ANATOMY OF A COLLECTION @ PALAIS GALLIERA
(May 14th - October 23rd, 2016), #AnatomieCollection

Illustrating fashion from the 18th century to the present day, this spring Palais Galliera is putting on display around 100 garments and accessories including Marie-Antoinette's corset, Napoleon's waistcoat, Cléo de Mérode riding jacket, Elsa Schiaparelli's overcoat, Gala Dali's shoe-hat, Audrey Hepburn's outfit, Tilda Swinton's pyjama suit, etc. It's important to know, that Palais Galliera only presents temporary exhibitions and is closed to the public between them, hence, it is definitely worth a visit as this is quite a unique chance to see a part of the museum's vast collection.
How much? €9 / 6 (info on reduced rates)
Where? 10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, 75116 Paris
When? 10AM-6PM, Tuesday to Sunday (until 9PM on Thursday)
FASHION FORWARD, 3 SIÈCLES DE MODE (1715-2016) @ MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS
(April 7th - August 14th, 2016), #FashionForward_AD

This year Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its fashion collection (which comprises more than 150 000 objects), and to mark the occasion it is hosting an exhibition which brings together 300 items of men's, women's and children's fashion from the 18th century to today. Get ready to see the creations of Charles-Frederick Worth, Jacques Doucet, Paul Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, Gabrielle Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld and even Nicholas Ghesquiere!
How much? €11 / €8.5 (info on reduced rates)
Where? 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
When? 11AM-6PM, Tuesday to Sunday (until 9PM on Thursday)
JAMES BOND 007 @ GRANDE HALLE DE LA VILLETTE
(April 16th - September 4th, 2016)

This summer the Main Hall of La Villette is hosting a huge exhibition dedicated to the most stylish spy - Bond, James Bond. Featuring more than 500 original objects (from Aston Martins and gadgets to Roger Moore's white tuxedo and Daniel Craig's Day of the Dead costume from the latest film), the exhibition covers 50 years of the 007 series. An exhibition a true Bond fan simply cannot miss - although the ticket is so pricey you may have to miss your dinner that day, hehe.
How much? €21.99
Where? 211 avenue Jean Jaures, 75019 Paris
When? 10.30AM-7.30PM (Monday to Friday), 9.30AM-8PM (Saturday & Sunday)
OBSERVATORY OF LIGHT BY DANIEL BUREN @ FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON
(May 11th, 2016 - May 2nd, 2017)

A temporary work by Daniel Buren will be installed across the twelve glass "sails", the emblematic feature of the Frank Gehry's building. An array of colored filters will cover 3 600 pieces of glass that form those sails, and according to the official website the colored forms will "appear and disappear changing with the time of the day and the season". I'm not quite sure if you will need a ticket to witness Daniel Buren's installation since it is technically positioned on the outer part of the building, so if you do visit it before me, do let us all know!
How much? €14 / €10 (info on reduced rates)
Where? 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne, 75116 Paris
When? 10AM-8PM (until 11PM on Friday)
BARBIE @ MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS
(March 10th - September 18th, 2016), #Barbie_AD

For the first time, the legendary doll has received an invitation by a French museum - this year Musée des Arts Décoratifs is showing 700 Barbies. Since 1959, the cult toy has mirrored the social, political and cultural changes. At the exhibition, one will be able to see not just the many professions Barbara Millicent Roberts has mastered throughout her life, but also the outfits created for her by Paco Rabanne, Thierry Mugler, Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Martin Margiela and Christian Louboutin. (Also, if you're not following Barbie on Instagram yet, you're seriously missing out - just sayin').
How much? €11 / €8.5 (info on reduced rates)
Where? 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
When? 11AM-6PM, Tuesday to Sunday (until 9PM on Thursday)
Which exhibitions have you visited recently? Which one do you plan to visit?

6 comments

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