Paris is one of the world’s leading cities for grand public Art Exhibitions. France Connection presents to you a few great highlights of the upcoming exhibitions for 2016-17, which also allow visitors to discover enchanting and majestic Parisian venues for their future events!
Presented at the Grand Palais:
Located in the center of the Golden Triangle, a few steps away from the Champs Elyées, the Grand Palais is an essential stop in Paris. This prestigious historical venue can be easily spotted from far away thanks to its vast atrium, unique in the capital. Since its construction for the Universal Exhibition in 1900, the Grand Palais hasn’t ceased to amaze its millions of visitors, impressed by the architectural prowess and by its program variety. The Grand Palais has multiple prestigious rooms and can therefore adapt to welcome large events just as much as more intimate events.
(from September 18th, 2016 to January 15th, 2017)
Hergé (1907-1983), the famous cartoonist and author of comic strips series such as The Adventures of Tintin finally arrives to the Grand Palais! A visionary and a perfectionist, Hergé is considered to be the founder of European comic strips. The retrospective exhibition shows how the art of comics trips was built and brings the visitor on a journey to explore Hergé’s family, the birth of the Tintin character, as well as the technologies breakthrough that punctuate the adventures of the young reporter. The multiple angles of Hergé’s work will also be revealed thanks to original drawings, photos and art works, as well as encounters that oriented his life and artistic vision.
Presented at the Pinacothèque: Karl Lagerfeld, A Visual Journey
(until March 20th, 2016)
Karl Lagerfeld, A Visual Journey explores the wide-ranging motifs, approaches and media that define Karl Lagerfeld’s astute and intensely personal interpretation of photography. The exhibition reveals Lagerfeld’s many areas of interest including architecture, landscapes, Paris by night, portraits and self-portraits, fashion photography, and abstractions.
The Paris Pinacothèque, located on place de la Madeleine in the heart of Paris, welcomes temporary exhibitions of international range that dare reconsider the usual Art History scope. For a conference, a meeting, a breakfast, a dinner or a cocktail, your guests will have the privilege of enjoying privatized space of the Pinacothèque such as the patio, the restaurant and the exhibitions rooms, bringing a cultural touch to your event!
Presented at Les Arts Décoratifs: Fashion Forward. Three Centuries of Fashion (1715-2015)
(April 7th to August 14th, 2016)
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of its fashion collection by responding to the public’s strongly expressed desire to be shown an all-embracing panorama of fashion history over several centuries. The Fashion Forward, Three Centuries of Fashion (1715-2015) exhibition will bring together 300 items of men’s, women’s and children’s fashion from the 18th century to today, selected from the museum’s collections to provide a novel chronological overview.
Whether it’s Rue Rivoli, in the Louvre Palace, or rue Monceau, in the town house of the Musée Nissim de Camondo, Les Arts Décoratifs offers various settings suitable for professional meetings or private receptions. The wealth and variety of the collections and exhibitions at Les Arts Décoratifs, as well as the prestige of these venues definitely add to the success of any event!
Presented at La Villette Grande Halle: James Bond 007 The Exhibition: 50 years of Bond style
(April 16th to September 4th, 2016)
La Villette Grande Halle welcomes James Bond 007 The Exhibition: 50 years of Bond style gathering more than 500 original objects, allowing an immersion in the universe of the world’s most renown spy. Aston Martin, suits, gadgets, sketches, shooting pictures and exclusive items retracing the biggest cinematographic saga ever produced!
Cultural Parisian park, La Villette combines arts, culture and biodiversity in an urban setting. La Villette Grande Hall is on its part an historical metallic structure building which used to be a Parisian slaughterhouse. This exceptional architecture grants the possibility to give life to your conventions, events and receptions in a graceful monument from the 19th century!
Presented at the Petit Palais: Oscar Wilde, L’impertinent absolu
(October 19th, 2016 to January 15th, 2017)
Presented in the major galleries of the Petit Palais, the exhibition Oscar Wilde, L’Impertinent Absolu aims to portray Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), famous Irish writer and Parisian at heart, in his life and work. It includes manuscripts, rare editions, as well as portraits of the writer (photos, caricatures, painted portraits). Particular attention is paid to Salomé, unique play to have been written originally in French by Oscar Wilde, with a presentation of illustrations by Beardsley.
The Petit Palais, built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition like its neighbor the Grand Palais, on avenue Winston Churchill, became a museum in 1902. Designed by Charles Girault, it is based on a trapezium shape and is made up of four wings around a semi-circular garden bordered by a richly decorated peristyle. The architect achieved a successful blend of traditional and modern architecture as shown in the beautiful rooms that can be privatized at the Petit Palais for your upcoming events!