one of The flagship events of the season of the paris exhibitions will be part of the Grande Halle of The Villette: it will host from march to September, 150 works from the tomb of Tutankhamun. More than 50 years after the “exhibition of the century” ( Tutankhamun and his time ), more than one-third of the objects which will be shown to emerge for the first time in Egypt. It is another civilization, that of the Hittites, disappeared in the East, which will be explored in the Louvre in the summer. From march to September, the primitive arts are poorly known in the Pacific will also be the subject of a vast exhibition Oceania, at the musée du Quai Branly. And, from may, the Centre Pompidou will take in the raw beauty and enigmatic works of the paleolithic age and the neolithic age with the avant-garde modern.

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An expo-anniversary: fifty years of the first steps of Neil Armstrong on the Moon (21 July 1969), the Grand Palais will April to July on the representation of fantasy and poetic, the star of the night and its relations to man, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali. To dream again, The East of the painters will be exhibited at the Musée Marmottan-Monet in march. Another thematic exhibition, which promises to be exciting, Red (march – July) at the Grand Palais, on the aesthetics of the soviet revolution and the decades that followed. At the time of the debate on restitution of art objects from Africa, the Musée d’orsay will be in the spring on the representation of the black model in painting, photo and sculpture.

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Other significant event of the year: the Louvre will host in October its exhibition Leonardo da Vinci , for the 500 years of the death of the Renaissance genius. But uncertainty remains over the presence of several masterpieces of Italian museums, the populist government of the Peninsula a major splash among watch to these loans, susceptibility to cultural. 2019 is also the year of Pierre Soulages, painter of the”outrenoir”, which has just entered its hundredth year. He will be honored in December, in the Salon Carré of the Louvre, thanks to loans from other major museums.

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The Fondation Louis Vuitton will present from February to June one of the largest collections of impressionist, that of the industrial English Samuel Courtauld (1876 – 1947). Two exhibitions at the Grand Palais will be dedicated to Toulouse-Lautrec (beyond the cliché of the painter of Montmartre) and the great Spanish master el Greco. Next, the romance in Paris and in Germany will be the subject of an exhibition at the Petit Palais. A retrospective is scheduled in February with the Centre Pompidou on Victor Vasarely, the master of optical art, and an exhibit on the later works of Francis Bacon in the fall.

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Many museums will reopen in Paris, increasing the provision of a city already world capital of culture. Thus, a museum Release new formula, enlarged, will be inaugurated at Denfert, on the 25th of August, 75 years after the arrival of the allied forces in Paris. Probably in the end of the year, the Carnavalet Museum, the memorial of the capital, in the Marshes, should be rejuvenated, modernized, better harnessing its collections, and its priceless archives. The Palais Galliera, museum of fashion, will reopen, as well as the Maison de Balzac. The Museum of modern art will dedicate its entire space to an exhibition on the abstract painter Hans Hartung. The Citeco, the first museum educational intended to publicize the economy, will open its doors in spring in the hotel Gaillard in the heart of the Seventeenth arrondissement.

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The project is the most awaited, the installation of the collection Pinault in the stock Exchange, renovated internally by the architect Tadao Ando, between the Centre Pompidou and the Louvre, is not expected to be ready by the end of 2019, except surprise. An opening in the first half of 2020 is more likely.