What exhibitions to do during the February holidays in Paris?

What exhibitions to do during the February holidays in Paris?

In Paris, the cultural offer is immense, and beyond visits to major monuments and tourist sites, events jostle to allow everyone to open up to new knowledge and discoveries. Thus, the program of exhibitions in Paris in February 2023 is dense. Here is a selection of events not to be missed.

 

The exhibition of the City of Architecture and Heritage

From October 20, 2022 to March 6, 2023, the City of Architecture and Heritage, in Paris 16, honors Art Deco with the temporary exhibition Art Deco France - North America. We discover the importance of the influence of the French Art Deco style on North American trends.

Although it was quite ephemeral in France, for about twenty years during the interwar period, the Art Deco trend marked cultural exchanges, whether through fashion, architecture , design, and even jewelry.

Through this unprecedented exhibition, we discover the influence of this popular style, where ornamentation, the work of the line, the floral motifs and the curves are at the heart of all the projects. From the end of the 19th century, Canadian and American architects were trained in this particular style, giving rise to rich and dense cultural exchanges. The movement is then reproduced in the United States, in Canada, but also in all the big cities of France, and all the artists and craftsmen appropriate the Art Deco style through different expressions : painting, sculpture, ironwork, fashion, jewellery...

Then discover how Art Deco revolutionized the creative movements of the time, through the Art Deco France - North America exhibition, from October 20, 2022 to March 6, 2023.

 

Arts and Prehistory, the painting exhibition at the Musée de l'Homme

From November 16, 2022 to May 22, 2023, the Musée de l'Homme invites you to discover or rediscover rock art, with the Arts and Prehistory exhibition. Many masterpieces of prehistoric art, from all over the world, are exhibited there, and cave painting is approached through various digital and audiovisual installations.

Young and old can then discover the 90 original pieces, as well as hundreds of digital representations of prehistoric engravings and paintings. Go on a long journey through time,parietal art encounter and frescoes from the Chauvet cave and the Lascaux cave, sculpted animals, or even decorated tools dating back several thousand years.

Among the most emblematic pieces, you will have the opportunity to observe the mammoth of La Madeleine, the Venus of Lespugues, or the shameless Venus of Laugerie-Basse, all works from the collection of the Musée de l'Homme .

Go to Place du Trocadéro, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, to discover the new Arts and Prehistory exhibition at the Musée de l'Homme, every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

The Kimono exhibition at the musée du quai Branly

From November 22, 2022 to May 28, 2023, the Quai Branly Museum - Jacques Chirac offers you an immersive experience at the heart of the emblem of Japanese fashion: the kimono. A symbol of Japan and its concern for elegance, the kimono is the traditional garment of the country, still worn by certain men and women, whom one crosses at random on the streets of Kyoto or Tokyo.

In the Land of the Rising Sun, the kimono, or "what is worn", has been traditional Japanese clothing since the Edo era, more than 4 centuries ago. First worn by all Japanese, without social distinction, it will then be exported throughout the world, and will inspire many great fashion designers.

From luxury clothing to the revisited kimono, the Kimono exhibition at the quai Branly museum invites you to discover the evolution of clothing, through more than 200 kimonos, prints and associated objects.

Through a sublime scenography, you will meet the history of the kimono, perceived as both a traditional costume and a fashion phenomenon. Among the pieces on display, we find the "living national treasure" kimono, by designer Kunihiko Moriguchi, and exhibited for the first time in France. But we also discover the original kimonos from the various Star Wars films, Freddie Mercury's kimono, or John Galliano's kimono.

Don't miss the Kimono exhibition, from November 22, 2022 to May 28, 2023, at the musée du quai Branly, in Paris 7, and discover all the secrets of this traditional costume dating from the 17th century.

 

Take the opportunity to visit the Eiffel Tower!

If you have planned to go to the various exhibitions mentioned above, take the opportunity to take the time to visit the great lady of Paris: Eiffel Tower! This monument, the most visited in the world, remains a highlight of a stay in Paris, and promises you unforgettable sensations and emotions.

Built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition, this jewel of monumental architecture stands out with its 330 meters high. Then climb to the different floors to discover Paris from above, with a breathtaking panoramic view of the capital, its historic gardens, these grandiose monuments. The Louvre Museum, the Grand Palais or the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral stretch out at your feet, and make you discover the City of Light in a different light.

In the evening, the iron lady puts on her finest attire and shines with a thousand lights, in a wonderful show that puts stars in the eyes of young and old alike.

 

Do you love art and are eager for knowledge? Paris is full of unmissable events, which open the doors to different cultures and various artistic movements. From the Louvre Museum to the Center Pompidou, from the Orsay Museum to the Louis Vuitton Foundation, come and discover all 2023 exhibitions than Paris has to offer you.