10 art exhibitions that will totally complete your Parisian holidays

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As if you need a reason to visit one (or two or twenty) of the countless museums and galleries of the City of Light, the cityartnow team compiled a list of 10 current art exhibitions that can make your Parisian holidays much more pleasant and beautiful.

For the Graffiti and street art lovers there is the chance to see a comprehensive exhibition on the subject at the Pinacothèque de Paris while the Henry Darger monograph at the Musée d'Art Moderne plays at a similar tempo with vivid colours, bold strokes and social messages. The very young (both at heart and in age) will love the Aardman, Art that takes shape exhibition at the Art Ludique-Le Musée, which presents models and drawings from the celebrated British animation studio creator of the Wallace and Gromit animation film.
The fashion crowd can find their own specially designed fashion Disneyland at The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the Grand Palais which presents the oeuvre of the leading fashion designer through costumes, models, videos and pop songs (remember «How to do that»?).
Two excellent photographic exhibitions are on view on two of the most beautiful museums in Paris: Germaine Krull: A Photographer's Journey at the Jeu de Paume and Robert Doisneau, sculptors and sculptures at the Rodin Museum.
Belle Epoque drawings at the Montmartre Museum, Dolce Vita? From the Liberty to Italian Design (1900-1940) at the Orsay Museum and Napoleon and Paris: Dreams of a Capital at the Carnavalet Museum are next on the list. Last but not least the Mona Hatoum exhibition at the Pompidou Centre is one of the big modern-art-events in the city and an excellent opportunity to visit the Pompidou once more...
 
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Pressionism, The Masterpieces of Graffiti on Canvas at the Pinacothèque de Paris
Graffiti, drawing, art exhibition. Until September 13, 2015. Address: 28, place de la Madeleine
 
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The Spirit of Montmartre and Modern Art, 1875-1910 at the Montmartre Museum
Drawing, paintings, caricatures, posters, art exhibition. Until September 13, 2015. At the Hôtel Demarne
 
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Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Apothéose des chats, 1905
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Henry Darger at the Musée d'Art Moderne
Paintings, panels, flags, portraits exhibition. Until October 11, 2015. Address: 11 Avenue du Président Wilson
 
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Henry Darger, At McCalls Run Coller Junction Vivian girl saves strangling children from phenomenon of frightful shape, 1910-1970, Paris, musée d'Art moderne © Eric Emo / Musée d'Art Moderne / Roger-Viollet
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Dolce Vita? From the Liberty to Italian Design (1900-1940) at the Orsay Museum
Decorative arts' exhibition. Until September 13, 2015. Address: 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
 
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Antonio Donghi, Cirque équestre © Droits réservés © Luca Carrà fotografo
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Aardman, Art that takes shape at the Art Ludique-Le Musée
Animation, film, models, sculpture, art exhibition. Open until August 30, 2015. Address: Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design, 34 Quai d'Austerlitz
 
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© Art Ludique - Le Musée
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Napoleon and Paris: Dreams of a Capital at the Carnavalet Museum
Painting, furniture, costumes, models, caricatures exhibition. Until August 30, 2015. Address: 16 Rue des Francs Bourgeois
 
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Napoleon I in the uniform of Colonel of the Chasseurs de Garde, commissioned for Paris City Hall, Robert Lefèvre, 1809. Oil on canvas, 226 x 157 cm. © Musée Carnavalet/Roger-Viollet
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Robert Doisneau, sculptors and sculptures at the Rodin Museum
Photography exhibition. Open until November 22, 2015. Address: 19 Av. Auguste Rodin
 
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Robert Doisneau, Fonte du Penseur dans l'atelier Rudier à Malakoff, 1950, épreuve gélatinoargentique, ph.7002, © Musée Rodin - Tinguely, Portrait de l'artiste, Paris 1959, © Atelier Robert Doisneau - Alberto Giacometti dans son atelier, Paris 1957, © Atelier Robert Doisneau
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Germaine Krull: A Photographer's Journey at the Jeu de Paume
Photography exhibition. Open until September 27, 2015. Address: 1 Place de la Concorde
 
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Germaine Krull, Étalage : les mannequins, 1928. Tirage gélatino-argentique, 10,8 x 15,7 cm. Amsab-Institut d’Histoire Sociale, Gand. © Estate Germaine Krull, Museum Folkwang, Essen
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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales
Fashion exhibition. Open until August 3, 2015. Address: 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
 
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Exhibition view
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Mona Hatoum at the Pompidou Centre
Videos, installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs exhibition. Until September 28, 2015. Address: 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
 
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Mona Hatoum (1952 - ), Light Sentence, 1992. Treillis métallique, moteur électrique, minuteur, ampoule, câbles, fil électrique © Philippe Migeat - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP © Mona Hatoum
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