From Mary Cassatt to Margiela, from Musée Rodin to Le Petit Palais, we have selected our favourite exhibitions in Paris this Spring. Don't worry if you can't make it to the City of Lights to see these exhibitions in person, we have the exhibition catalogues so you can enjoy these shows from the comfort of your home.
Jeu de Paume
Susan Meiselas - Mediations to 20 May 2018
Known for her work in the conflict zones of Central America in the 1970s and 1980s, American photographer Susan Meiselas has covered issues surrounding human rights, cultural identity and the sex industry. This show brings together a selection of her works from the 1970s to the present and is one of the most comprehensive retrospectives of her work ever to be held in Europe.
Rodin and Dance from 6 April until 22 July 2018
This exhibition, which was hosted by London's Courtauld Gallery last year, explores Rodin’s fascination with dance and is focused on a series of his experimental sculptures known as the Dance Movements made in 1911.
Mary Cassatt - An American Impressionist in Paris - until 23 July 2018
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was the only American artist to exhibit with the French Impressionists in Paris. This monographic exhibition pulls together fifty of her major works including the Little Girl in a Blue Armchair.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Martin Margiela - the Hermès Years 22 March until 2 September 2018
This exhibition concentrates on a rich but often neglected period in the career of fashion designer, Martin Margiela: “The Hermès Years”. The show brings together clothes created from 1997–2003 by Margiela for the traditional Parisian fashion house. Pre-booking is recommended.
Le Petit Palais
The Impressionists in London: Artists in Exile, 1870-1904 - 21 June 2018 to 14 October 2018
This exhibition which was previously on show at the Tate charts the story of the French artists who took refuge in London during and after the 1870 Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune. Featuring works by artists including Pissarro, Daubigny, Sisley and Monet, it looks at the influence that this experience of exile in England exerted on French art.
Let us know what we have missed.