What to do this summer?

Ronald Morgan
Weymouth Beach, 2017

This summer take the opportunity to visit the best exhibitions of the moment and stay up to date on art trends. Artsper offers you a selection of artistic and cultural events for the beach season, a good way to learn but also to enjoy the air conditioning in the museums.

Raoul Dufy at MuMa Le Havre 

Raoul Dufy
Raoul DUFY (1877-1953), Le Port du Havre, vers 1910, huile sur toile, 65,5 x 81,4 cm. Collection particulière. © Sotheby’s, New York / Adagp, Paris 2019

This summer, the MuMa invites you to discover or rediscover the works of Raoul Dufy, a great artist born in Le Havre. With more than 90 works presented, the exhibition will allow you to follow Raoul Dufy throughout his artistic life, to enjoy his pictorial diversity but also to let you be inspired by the atmosphere and the lights of the city of Le Havre.

When? From May 18th to Novembre the 3rd 2019 

Where? Musée d’art moderne André Malraux MuMa, 2 boulevard Clemenceau – 76600 Le Havre

Joan Miró, Au-delà de la peinture at the Maeght Foundation  

Juan Miro in 1979 – Crédits : Alain Dejean/Sygma – Getty

This summer, the Maeght Foundation is celebrating the work of the great artist Joan Miró. This exhibition focuses on the artist’s creative process and is enriched with more than 200 works, including gouaches, original lithographs, sketches, engravings, and models. Come and explore the colourful world of the Spanish master, and learn a little more about his artistic language.

When? From June 29th to November 17th 2019

Where? Fondation Maeght, 623 chemin des Gardettes Saint-Paul-de-Vence – 06570

La passion de la liberté, des Lumières au Romantisme at the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Bordeaux

Jacques Louis David
Jacques-Louis David – The Death of Marat – 1793

Are we really free? Are the ideals of progress and liberation of the Lumières still relevant in our current societies? This is the question that the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Bordeaux is asking itself and which it intends to answer, with the exceptional participation of the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design and the Louvre. This unique exhibition featuring works by Eugène Delacroix or Jacques-Louis David is this summer’s highlight event!

When? From June 19th to October 13th 2019

Where? Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux 20 cours d’Albret Bordeaux  – 33 000

Les Extatiques: Contemporary outdoor art at La Défense

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Choi Jeong Hwa – Breathing Flower, 2019

For the summer period, find on the esplanade of La Défense, the second edition of Les Extatiques! Come and walk through the buildings and admire the sculptures of contemporary artists such as Fujiko Nakaya, Benedetto Buffalino, Philippe Ramette and Pierre Ardouvin. This second edition’s theme is air and wind, a relevant choice for the esplanade of La Défense, constantly in the draughts.

When? From June 27th to October 6th 2019

Where? Esplanade de La Défense Puteaux  – 92800 

Félix Fénéon at the Quai Branly Museum

The Quai Branly Museum’ coloured cubes. © GABRIEL STEPHAN/SIPA

Art critic, gallery director and new talent finder,  Félix Fénéon left a permanent mark on the French artistic landscape of the late 19th century. The Quai Branly Museum invites you to discover an important piece from Félix Fénéon’s personal collection, a large collection of paintings and sculptures from Africa and Oceania.

When? From May 28th to September 29th 2019

Where? Musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac 37 Quai Branly Paris  – 75007

Artsper at la Montgolfière

Gérard Uféras – Le concours –  1980

This summer, Artsper invites you to discover his exhibition on the theme of the body and our relationship to it. Meet many artists such as Pierre Rousteau, the rising figure of the emerging scene. Located in the heart of Paris, this exhibition is a partnership with the social club la Montgolfière and aims to reduce the distance between the public and the art world.

When?  From July 10th to September 15th 2019

Where?  25 rue Yves Toudic Paris – 75010  

A contemporary art collection in Carcassonne

 Liu Bolin
Liu Bolin – Hiding In The City The Great Wall 2010 Impression Pigmentaire 100×150 cm

It’s at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Carcassonne that collector Jacques Font offers to share his passion for art, with a diverse selection of more than 80 masterpieces from the world of contemporary art.
Among these works you will find productions by Pierre Soulages, François Morellet, Liu Bolin, Imi Knoebel and JonOne. Organized around political commitment, but also geometric abstraction, this exhibition is open to all, with a desire to share and spread art to a large public, especially young audiences.

When? From June 28th to October 6th 2019

Where? Musée des Beaux-Arts de Carcassonne – 15 boulevard Camille Pelletan Carcassonne  – 11000

Yves Klein, des cris bleus… at Soulages Museum

Yves Klein
Charles Paul Wilp – Yves Klein’s photograph

What better place than the Soulages Museum to celebrate one of the greatest actors in monochrome art? You will find a large retrospective dedicated to Yves Klein, with more than 50 works, but also films, photographs and documents relating the artist’s life and creative process. On the schedule, guided tours and artistic workshops for children and adults.

When? From June 22nd to November 3rd 2019

Where? Musée Soulages – Jardin du Foirail Avenue Victor Hugo Rodez – 12000

Berthe Morisot at the Musée d’Orsay 

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Berthe Morisot En Angleterre (Eugène Manet à l’île de Wight) © Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris / The Bridgeman Art Library / Service presse

Great actress of the Parisian artistic scene in the mid-18th century, the artist Berthe Morisot is a leading figure in Impressionism. This summer, the Musée d’Orsay invites you, through a retrospective of more than 60 paintings, to discover Berthe Morisot’s work, between scenes of everyday life and portraits.

When? From June 18th to September 22nd 2019

Where? Musée d’Orsay – 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur Paris  – 75007

The World of Banksy: an immersive exhibition at Espace Lafayette-Drouot

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Banksy – Love is in the Air. Also known as Flower Thrower – Palestine, 2005

This summer, the Espace Lafayette-Drouot is offering you a colourful exhibition dedicated to the master of street art, Banksy. The exhibition consists of more than 100 works arranged on 1200m².  (Re)discover the work of one of the most fascinating artists of our time and explore his committed and subversive universe.

When? From June 13th to September 29th 2019

Where? 44 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre Paris  – 75009

Velázquez, Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Prado Museum

Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer, The Geographer , 1669. Oil on canva. 51,6 x 45,4 cm. Francfort, Städelsches Kunstinstitut © Städel Museum – ARTOTHEK.

To celebrate his 200th anniversary, the Prado Museum is hosting a major exhibition dedicated to the masters of Spanish and Dutch painting at the end of the 16th century.  Among the 72 works exhibited, you will find works by masters such as Vermeer, Velázquez and Rembrandt. In addition to presenting this show to visitors, the exhibition also allows them to study and compare the works of art beyond their geographical limits.

When? From June 25th to September 29th 2019

Where? Museo Nacional del Prado – 23 Calle de Ruiz de Alarcon  Madrid – 28014

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