Rodin, Chagall, Michael: 5 Must-See Exhibits in France Right Now

Rodin, Chagall, Michael: 5 Must-See Exhibits in France Right Now

Don’t miss these exhibitions in the capital and beyond. Arts correspondent Sylvia Davis picks five must-see expos.

Michael Jackson: On the Wall

The ‘King of Pop’ inspired artists such as Andy Warhol, Lorraine O’Grady and Isaac Julien. The Grand Palais, in partnership with London’s National Portrait Gallery, explores his influence and lasting legacy.

Hurry! Showing until February 14.

Fernand Khnopff, Le masque au rideau noir [detail] 1892, © Christie’s Images/ Bridgeman Images


Fernand Khnopff at the Petit Palais

Discover the master of Belgian Symbolism in the first Paris retrospective in nearly 40 years. The exhibition brings together around 100 of his emblematic works, from his portraits to his dreamlike reflections on identity.

Until March 17.

Auguste Rodin, Vulcain, ©musée Rodin / Jean de Calan

Rodin: Drawing, Cutting

Rodin’s drawings were, in his own words, the key to his work. Nearly 300 drawings, including 100 cutouts, reveal his forward-thinking ‘assembly’ technique.

Until February 24.

Marc Chagall, Les amoureux au poteau, 1951 © ADAGP, Paris, 2019 © Archives Marc et Ida Chagall, Paris

Chagall – From Black and White to Colour

Through more than 100 paintings, sculptures and illustrations, the Hôtel de Caumont in Aix-en-Provence turns the spotlight on Marc Chagall’s multifaceted body of work, focusing on the latter part of his artistic career. Unmissable.

Until March 24.

Maurice Baquet à Chamonix, 1957 © Atelier Robert Doisneau

Doisneau and Music

Robert Doisneau’s career was punctuated with musical encounters. The Philharmonie de Paris presents a selection of his work as he crossed paths with the jazz musicians and stars of his era.

Until April 28.

From France Today magazine

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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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