Five Top Art Exhibitions in Paris for Fall 2015

PicassoThe list of new art exhibitions in Paris for fall 2015 is extensive and we have chosen our five top picks. 


The world’s most recognized artist, this new exhibition about Picasso mixes a chronological and thematic approach to the master’s work. The show incorporates paintings from the Picasso Museum in Paris, the Musée National d’art Moderne, and the artist’s family. 

From his Cubist period in the early 1900s to his Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon and Guernica to his last works, they are put alongside contemporary creations, grouped by artist including David Hockney, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein

October 7, 2015 to February 29, 2016 
Grand Palais 
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008

Warhol Unlimited 

The inventor of pop art and the first artist to become a name brand, Andy Warhol is receiving the first European showing of Shadows from 1978 and 1979. Shadows is a striking group of 102 silkscreened canvases of 17 different colors whose enormous length totals more than 130 meters. The extensive show has over 200 works and will include Electric Chairs (1964–1971), the Jackies (1964), the Flowers (1964–1965) and the Maos (1972–1973).

October 2, 2015 to February 7, 2016 
Musee D’Art Moderne 
11 Ave. President Wilson, 75116 

Splendors and Miseries. Pictures of Prostitution in France

The first show to explore the topic of prostitution in art focuses on the period between 1850 and 1910, when many artists were fascinated by the reality and the fantasy of a hidden sub-culture. The exhibit also explores different mediums, such as Salon paintings, sculpture, and photography, with works by Manet, Toulouse Lautrec, Van Dogen, Vlaminck, and Picasso. 

September 22 – January 17
Musée d’Orsay 
62 rue de Lille, 75007

Osiris, Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries

A rare underwater discovery of ancient Egyptian treasure makes its debut in Paris. Discovered by a submarine exploration in the Aboukir Bay, Osiris, Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries is the remains of the temples of Thonis-Hercleion and Canopus. The temples were where secret religious rites and processions took place. Over 290 rare artifacts are displayed along with pieces on loan from museums in Cairo and Alexandria, some never seen before in France. 

Until January 3, 2016
Instituit du Monde Arabe
1 rue des Fosses-Saint Bernard Place Mohammed V, 75005

Karl Lagerfeld: A Visual Journey 

Karl Lagerfeld

Prolific fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has also become a prolific photographer shooting major campaigns for Chanel, Fendi, and Dior Homme. Lagerfeld has also done editorial shoots for top fashion magazines including French and American Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, plus a series of books. Publisher Gerhard Steidl and Eric Pfrunder, image director at Chanel, curate a showcase of his photography. 

October 16, 2015 to March 20, 2016 
Pinacotheque Paris
8 rue Vignon, 75008