3 must-see exhibitions to start off 2022

We have chosen 3 important exhibitions taking place in the first half of 2022 for you to see. They take place at the Centre Pompidou (Pompidou Center), the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts), and the Bourse du Commerce (Commodities Exchange), all three less than a 15-minute walk from the Relais du Louvre. Let’s go!

Yves Saint Laurent Aux Musées

Until May 15, 2022

Yves Saint Laurent Aux Musées is an anniversary exhibition that is taking place in six Parisian museums: the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (Paris’ Museum of Modern Art), the Louvre, the Orsay Museum, the Musée national Picasso-Paris (Musée Picasso), and the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris.

We’ll be focusing on the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

The journey created within the permanent collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs compares works by Matisse, Bonnard, Dali, and other artists with the creations of Yves Saint Laurent.

Three colorful satin dresses stand in front of La Fée Électricité (The Electricity Fairy) by Raoul Dufy – Musée des Arts Décoratifs
2 dresses inspired by the work of Pierre Bonnard – Museum of Decorative Arts

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli – 75010 Paris
From Monday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm.

Charles Ray at Pompidou and the Bourse du Commerce

  • Centre Pompidou, from February 16 to June 20, 2022
  • Bourse du Commerce, from February 16 to June 6, 2022

Charles Ray is being exhibited at both the Center Pompidou and the Bourse de Commerce. More than a third of the artist’s work is being revealed for the first time in Paris.

Charles Ray designs works that leave an impression on the viewer, in particular through the extent of empty space required around them without distancing the latter. They are shown on the same level without any special media or devices.

“Portrait of the artists mother” at the Centre Pompidou
What is this rusty truck doing lost in the great hall of the Bourse du Commerce? It took the sculptor five years to make during which he compressed his old pick-up before unfolding it to bring this ruin back to life.

Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Du monday to sunday, 11am to 9pm, and on thursday form 11am to 11pm

Bouse du Commerce – Pinault Collection
2 Rue de Viarmes, 75001 Parishttps://www.pinaultcollection.com/en/boursedecommerce/charles-ray
du mercredi au lunid de 11H à 19H

À la rencontre du Petit Prince

At the Musée des Arts Modernes until June 26, 2022

“Please draw a sheep for me!”»

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is the second most translated work in the world after the Bible. It was written and illustrated by the author in New York during World War II.

After the June 1940 armistice, the aviator went into exile for New York with the goal of becoming one of the voices of the resistance. Dreaming of action, he finally joined a unit in charge of photographic reconnaissance in the spring of 1944 for the landing in Provence.

The Little Prince was published in New York in 1943. The author’s translator offered him accommodation with journalist Sylvia Hamilton. It was during a reconnaissance flight that Antoine de Saint-Exupéry died on July 31, 1944, leaving the original manuscript of The Little Prince in the care of Silvia Hamilton, who had become his friend. This exceptional document, subsequently kept by the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, has never been shown in France.

This original manuscript will now be revealed at the Musée des Arts Décoratif. It is compared with mostly unpublished watercolors, sketches, and drawings, as well as with photographs, poems, newspaper clippings, and excerpts from correspondence.

In 1954, on the tenth anniversary of Saint-Exupéry’s death, Gérard Philipe delivered an adaptation that had become legendary of The Little Prince.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli – 75010 Paris
From Monday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm.

19, rue des Prêtres-Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois
75001 Paris

+33 (0)1 40 41 96 42


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