La Culture: 5 Must-See Shows in Paris This Winter

La Culture: 5 Must-See Shows in Paris This Winter

Art enthusiasts are spoilt for choice this winter. There are so many events to see in Paris!

Cy Twombly

This blockbuster show at the Pompidou Centre in Paris presents an unprecedented retrospective of Twombly’s entire career through 104 paintings, sculptures, sketches and photographs.

30 November to 24 April at Centre Pompidou.

Bernard Buffet Retrospective

Bernard Buffet is one of the most important French painters of the 20th century. The MaM Paris invites us to rediscover his work through the 100 works in this retrospective.

Until 26 February at the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris.

Bernard Buffet, Tête de Clown

Bernard Buffet, Tête de Clown © Fonds de dotation Bernard Buffet/ ADAGP Paris 2016

The Bauhaus Spirit

The Bauhaus school aimed to improve our habitat and architecture through a synthesis of the arts, crafts and industry. 900 works illustrate the wealth of its experimentation.

Until 26 February at the Musée des arts décoratifs de Paris.

Erich Consemüller, Bauhaus scene

Erich Consemüller, Bauhaus scene, 1926 © Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Avedon’s France

This exhibit explores the deep affection that American photographer Richard Avedon had for France, evidenced by his iconic portraits of Jean CocteauCoco Chanel, and others.

Until 26 February at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BNF).

Audrey Hepburn, Richard Avedon

Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer et Buster Keaton in « Paris Pursuit » for © Harper’s Bazaar, Paris 1959 Photo Richard Avedon

Merovingian Times

The exhibition immerses us in the lavish panorama of the intellectual productivity of the early Middle Ages, with objects, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts and artefacts.

Until 13 February at the Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge

From France Today magazine

Gourdon chalice, late 5th century

Gourdon chalice, late 5th century © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris


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Sylvia Edwards Davis is a writer and correspondent based in France with a focus on business and culture. A member of the France Media editorial team, Sylvia scans the cultural landscape to bring you the most relevant highlights on current events, art exhibitions, museums and festivals.

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