Note to readers: Paris currently has an 11 pm curfew. Shops, restaurants, cafés and bars are now open, as are art galleries, museums, cinemas and theaters. Book in advance, since numbers are restricted. See below for both online and live events.
Artists open their studios to the public for Les Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés.
Various locations in the 20th arrondissement, Paris
The Festival Onze Bouge presents free concerts, theater, dance performances and street art. Performances are reservation-only this year.
11th arrondissement, Paris
The last 50 years of contemporary drawing will be on show for the 14th edition of the Drawing Now art fair.
42, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, Paris
Over 200 street artists from France and overseas exhibit at Paris’s Urban Art Fair 2021. Above: Paris Apocalypse by British artist Stanley Donwood © Stanley Donwood.
Le Carreau du Temple, Paris
Le Carreau du Temple presents Festival Jogging 2021. To prepare Parisians to host the Olympics in 2024, it will host sports festivals each July. This year’s edition includes sessions on inclusive sports, demonstrations of unique sports from around the world and a roller-dance party for Bastille Day.
Le Carreau du Temple, Paris
Through August 20
The life and work of French politician Simone Veil is explored in a new exhibition, Nous Vous Aimons, Madame.
Hôtel de Ville, Paris
Through June 13
Thirty-six emerging urban artists display work in competition for the Prix d’Art Urbain Pébéo.
Through October 13
Artists’ covers for an imagined Paris magazine modeled on The New Yorker chart the history of Paris’s Jardin des Plantes museum for the exhibition The Parisianer, Chroniques du Muséum.
Jardin des Plantes, Paris
Festival Très Court returns for its 23rd edition, featuring films under four minutes long.
Various locations and Online
Through June 5
More short films on show at the Festival Le Court en dit Long.
Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles Paris and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
Through July 10
Métamorphoses d’une Ville is an exhibition on the fence around the Madeleine Church on the transformations the city underwent under Napoleon’s reign, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his death.
Through June 10
For the 20th edition of Parcours Saint-Germain, the festival takes to the streets. Contemporary art will be exhibited throughout the quartier of Saint-Germain, in the streets, on the walls and in the galleries.
Through 9 June
Twenty comical, surreal sculptures of Belgian cartoonist Philippe Geluck’s famous “Le Chat” line the Champs-Elysées for Le Chat Déambule.
Les Champs-Elysées, Paris
Through July 26
Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami is celebrated in a retrospective of his work.
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Painter Charles Giai-Gischia presents a group of recent works in the exhibition Pentimento: l’Espace Raccommodé.
Au Quize, 15 avenue Parmentier, Paris
Lost in Frenchlation presents Paris Stalingrad, directed by Hind Meddeb.
The Musée Paul Valéry presents a series of 15 videos, posting daily, celebrating the life of the poet, author and writer Paul Valéry.
Through June 27
Les Beaux-Arts de Paris presents Le Dessin Romantique, a selection of drawings from the collection of Jean Bonna. Free to view online.
Follow this guided walk through the Paris locations that shaped the life of famed poet and Parisian Charles Baudelaire on the occasion of his 200th birthday.
Various locations, Paris
Exhibitions, reenactments, academic conferences, art – there’s something for everyone in the Chateau de Fontainebleau’s rich program of events commemorating the death of Napoleon on the island of Saint Helena 200 years ago.
Chateau de Fontainebleau, Île-de-France
Through September 2021
Artist Jeanne Susplugas presents work reflecting on how our relationships with our homes have changed in the past year for Where My House Lives. The viewer is invited to peer through 12 windows, each showing an illustrated and narrated piece about a different person’s life and space.
A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.
The Théatre de la Ville presents a series of dance, theater and music shows, broadcast live on YouTube.
Streaming of works by migrant artists in France from the postponed Festival Visions d’Exil.
The National Museum of Immigration presents online images of women migrants from the exhibition “Les Femmes en Mouvements.”
Pandemonium U presents free Zoom classes in English on such topics as the role of small French villages in helping refugees and the death of Resistance hero Jean Moulin.
Through June 2021
Learn how to appreciate and analyze art in its historical context in a range of masterclasses offered by Les Paris de l’Art 2020/21.