The Most Anticipated Exhibitions of the Early Year

Les Meilleures Expositions Du Printemps Paris

At Do It, we've found the intellectual solution to escape the cold: head to the museum! Winter 2024 offers a compelling lineup, from the avant-garde painting collection of art dealer Léonce Rosenberg at the Picasso Museum to Yves Saint Laurent's transparent dresses. Also, don't miss the new immersive exhibitions at the Atelier des Lumières, a tribute to Brancusi at the Pompidou Center, and a retrospective of James Cameron at the Cinémathèque Française. Let's take a closer look at these must-see events for your calendars.


The Most Avant-Garde

Some have a knack for discovering tomorrow's talents. Such was the case with art collector Léonce Rosenberg, who turned his 16th arrondissement apartment into a haven for avant-garde art, featuring works by Picasso, Braque, Léger, and Mondrian. Explore the history of this iconic art space in the exhibition "Dans l'appartement de Léonce Rosenberg" at the Picasso Museum. An unprecedented display featuring masterpieces like Giorgio de Chirico's Gladiator cycle and Fernand Léger's The Four Seasons. A unique exhibition not to be missed.

Dans l'appartement de Léonce Rosenberg, from January 30 to May 19 at the Picasso Museum, 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris 3rd. Online information available.

© Adagp, Paris, 2023


The Most Seductive

Yves Saint Laurent knew how to showcase women, playing with transparencies. The Parisian museum dedicated to him presents the grand exhibition "Yves Saint Laurent: Transparencies", showcasing how the fashion designer manipulated materials to reveal the female body, boldly and respectfully. From lace-adorned transparencies to flowing chiffon and tulle, the exhibition promises to unveil the secrets of transparency in Saint Laurent's creations, featuring photos from fashion shows, behind-the-scenes glimpses, sketches, and jaw-dropping necklines. A must-see!

Yves Saint Laurent. Transparences, from February 9 to August 25 at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, 5 avenue Marceau, Paris 16th. Online information and reservations.

© Yves Saint Laurent - © All rights reserved - © Guy Marineau


The Most Travel-Inspired

After immersing us in Marc Chagall's universe, the Atelier des Lumières takes us on a journey worldwide starting in February. First stop: "L'Égypte des Pharaons de Khéops à Ramsès II", a time-travel experience exploring the treasures and mysteries of this mythical civilization amid the desert and Giza pyramids. Next, explore the dreamy Orient of the "Orientalists: Ingres, Delacroix, Gérôme...", featuring 19th-century works. From Delacroix's Women of Algiers in Their Apartment to Gérôme's Pyrrhic Dance and Ingres's sensual Grande Odalisque, visitors sail into a romantic and exotic world. A promise of a grand escape.

L’Égypte des Pharaons, de Khéops à Ramsès II & Les Orientalistes , from February 9 to January 5, 2025, at the Atelier des Lumières, 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris 11th. Online information and reservations.

© Culturespaces - C. de la Motte Rouge


The Most Glamorous

Everyone knows Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Juergen Teller, but do you know Paolo Roversi? This Italian photographer shaped fashion for over 50 years, and the Palais Galliera dedicates a unique monograph to him. With over 140 exhibited works, including never-before-seen images, this homage reveals the professional and artistic journey of the surrealist photographer who worked with Vogue Italia, UK and France, ELLE, Marie-Claire, and Luncheon. Already a cult figure!

Paolo Roversi , from March 16 to July 14 at the Palais Galliera, 10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, Paris 16th. Online information.

© Paolo Roversi


The Most Monet-Friendly

With the exhibition "Paris 1874: Inventer l'impressionnisme", the Musée d'Orsay celebrates the 150th anniversary of this major artistic movement. An ideal opportunity to (re)discover masterpieces by impressionist masters such as Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Pissarro, Sisley, and Cézanne. The iconic Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet, considered the founding painting of the movement, will be showcased among 130 paintings. The cherry on top? An immersive experience transports visitors to 1874, into the studio of photographer Nadar, where the first impressionist exhibition took place. A groundbreaking initiative by the Musée d'Orsay!

Paris 1874. Inventer l’impressionnisme , from March 26 to August 11 at the Musée d'Orsay, esplanade Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Paris 7th. Online information.

© Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris / Studio Baraja SLB

© Photo Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington


The Most Sculptural

Attention sculpture enthusiasts! Shortly before its closure in the fall of 2024, the Centre Pompidou dedicates a major retrospective to Constantin Brancusi. This exhibition on the 20th-century sculpture icon features nearly 200 original bronze and stone sculptures, as well as photographs, drawings, and films, accompanied by an extensive documentary collection (letters, agendas, records…). The exhibition not only explores Brancusi's diverse inspirations—Rodin's bronzes, Gauguin's paintings, African art, and Romanian vernacular architecture—but also highlights his friendships with Marcel Duchamp and Amedeo Modigliani. Additionally, a part of Brancusi's Romanian studio will be reconstructed.

Brancusi , from March 27 to July 1 at the Centre Pompidou, place Georges-Pompidou, Paris 4th. Online information.

© Succession Brancusi - All rights reserved / Photographic credit: Georges Meguerditchian - Centre Pompidou

© Philadelphia / © The Philadelphia Museum of Art


The Most Cinematic

Titanic, Terminator, Avatar, Aliens, True Lies… One person (or should we say genius) stands behind these iconic films. Can you guess? James Cameron takes the spotlight in the new exhibition at the Cinémathèque Française, "L'art de James Cameron", decrypting the career and creative process of this seventh art giant. Expect hundreds of original drawings, pastels, paintings, costumes, photographs, and 3D devices designed or adapted by Cameron himself. Unfortunately, Leonardo DiCaprio won't be on display every day, but excitement is building!

L'art de James Cameron, from April 3 to January 5, 2025, at the Cinémathèque Française, 51 rue de Bercy, Paris 12th. Online information.

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