2023 Arts week
Book your private visit!
From November 20th to 26th, FAB PARIS invites you to a unique experience to discover or rediscover the collections of Parisian and Île-de-France museums, as well as the must-see exhibitions of the season, through an exciting journey beyond the walls.
These private and unique events, which offer real opportunities for exchanges and interactions, are offered to you thanks to the curators and directors of FAB PARIS partner institutions.
- To register, click on the cross next to “register for this visit”, then complete and submit the form.
- A first registration confirmation message will be sent to you followed by a second one, a few days before the event, containing the practical information necessary for your visit.
- Please ensure that you do not register for two events taking place at the same time.
- Given the limited number of places for each visit, registrations will be treated by order of registration, with a limit of two visits per person.
Pablo Picasso. Drawing to infinity
Monday 20 November, 10:15 a.m
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death, the exhibition "Picasso - Drawing to Infinity", organised by the Centre Pompidou in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso - Paris, highlights the most prolific part of his creative output through the presentation of nearly a thousand works (notebooks, drawings and engravings).
You will discover this exhibition, the largest retrospective of Picasso's drawings and engravings ever organised, with a tour guide.
Ecole des Arts joailliers
Stage jewellery from the Comédie Française
Guided tour of the inaugural exhibition in the majestic new building of the École des Arts Joailliers.
As a partner of the Comédie-Française, the École des Arts Joailliers will be exhibiting stage jewellery worn by the most famous actors and actresses - Talma, Rachel, Sarah Bernhardt... - tracing the history of stage jewellery since the 18th century.
Jewellery, paintings, drawings and manuscripts all bear witness to the sumptuousness of these objects, which, while often made from non-precious materials, feature the skills of the jeweller.
Curated by Agathe Sanjuan, curator-archivist at the Comédie-Française, and the École des arts joailliers.
Backstage guided tour of the Opéra Garnier
Wednesday 22 November, 05:00 p.m
Come and take a privileged behind-the-scenes tour of one of Paris's most beautiful monuments: the Opéra Garnier!
Accompanied by a heritage guide, you'll discover this masterpiece of 19th-century theatrical architecture.
Musée de l’Armée - Invalides
Wednesday 22 November, 06:30 p.m
Guided tour of the autumn exhibition at the Musée de l'Armée.
The Museum is broadening its horizons with an exhibition on a theme that has been little studied until now: the expression of Victory in its most varied forms.
The exhibition explores the ways in which not only the military, but also civil society - including the arts, sport, politics, the professions, hunting, bullfighting, etc. - have embodied and promoted their victories.
The exhibition is also an opportunity to present to the public spectacular objects with often complex backgrounds, the vast majority of which are now part of public heritage collections in France and abroad.
Musée du Jeu de Paume
Exhibitions devoted to
Julia Margaret Cameron and Victor Burgin
Thursday 23 November, 05:30 p.m
Guided tour of two exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume devoted to two British-born artists.
Considered the pioneer of the photographic portrait, Julia Margaret Cameron is one of the most celebrated artists of all time. Original and timeless, Cameron's work, produced in barely a decade, between 1864 and 1875, is one of the finest illustrations of the epic spirit of early photography.
The second exhibition presents the work of Victor Burgin, an artist and image theorist who made a name for himself in the late 1960s with his contributions to the first exhibitions of conceptual art. A selection of black-and-white works from the 1970s and 1980s is presented, as well as works produced over the last ten years, in which 3D computer modelling has gradually supplanted video.
Donation Florence & Daniel Guerlain
A certain look at contemporary drawing
Saturday 25 November, 3:30 pm
Visit with collectors Florence and Daniel Guerlain:
"What can happen to collectors who have donated 1,200 drawings to the Musée National d'Art Moderne, followed by another hundred or so drawings by the winners of the foundation's contemporary drawing prize, which we set up in 2006? Chairman Laurent Le Bon and director Xavier Rey have surprised us by dedicating a room to us, where we will curate themed exhibitions every 6 months.
What a joy it is to have our drawings back and to know that they are going to be seen by a larger number of people, which is why we made this donation.
This first exhibition, "A certain look at contemporary drawing", is about the body, and the next, which will take place in mid-December, will be about humour.
Florence and Daniel Guerlain
The Hangar Y epic
Sunday 26 November 2023 at 11 a.m.
Hangar Y takes you on an artistic journey through a park designed by André Le Nôtre in the grand perspective of the 17th-century Château de Meudon.
Along the way, you'll discover around twenty contemporary sculptures by some of the world's best-known artists, as well as emerging talents.
Sculptures, installations, sound works, performance pieces, ephemeral works... An enchanted, poetic interlude and a veritable journey of inspiration awaits you.
The visits below are fully booked
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Mark Rothko exhibition
The majestic Fondation Louis Vuitton invites you on a guided tour of its major autumn 2023 exhibition.
The first retrospective in France devoted to the American painter Mark Rothko (1903-1970) since the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1999, the exhibition presented at the Foundation brings together some 115 works from leading institutional collections, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Tate in London and the Phillips Collection in Washington, as well as major international private collections, including that of the artist's family.
Mark Rothko, "Light Cloud, Dark Cloud", 1957
Oil on canvas
169,6 x 158,8 cm
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Museum purchase, The Benjamin J. Tillar Memorial Trust
© 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko - Adagp, Paris, 2023
A Golden Age : 1965-1985
Maison Chaumet invites you on a private tour of its new installation, Un Âge d'Or: 1965-1985, in the historic salons of 12 Vendôme.
A plunge into these years of unbridled creativity, when Chaumet revolutionised the codes of jewellery, again and again placing itself at the forefront.
Boucles d'oreilles des années 70 (c) Chaumet
Académie des beaux-arts
Hartung, Mathieu, Zao Wou-ki... the academics of the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art
From 7 October to 26 November 2023, the Académie des beaux-arts will be hosting around thirty works from the abstract art collection of the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art (Geneva).
Among the masterpieces in this benchmark collection of art from the second half of the 20th century, the choice naturally fell on a selection of the finest creations by former members of the Académie, including Hans Hartung, Georges Mathieu, Zao Wou-ki, Antoni Tàpies, Chu Teh-Chun and Olivier Debré.
This collection, patiently assembled by Swiss collector Jean Claude Gandur, is being presented in Paris for the first time, and he will be giving the tour himself.
Musée national Gustave Moreau
Gustave Moreau. The Middle Ages rediscovered
Guided tour of the exhibition "Gustave Moreau. The Middle Ages rediscovered" by Emmanuelle Macé, head of documentary studies at the Gustave Moreau National Museum and curator of the exhibition.
The exhibition features eighty-five works (paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, books and photographs) from the permanent collections of the Musée Gustave Moreau, as well as two loans: one from the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and the other from the Musée du Louvre.
The exhibition invites visitors to discover the wealth of Moreau's medieval sources of inspiration, and to immerse themselves in the unique creative process of this "worker and assembler of dreams".
Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner
In the intimacy of the painter Jean-Jacques Henner
Housed in a private mansion on the Plaine Monceau (once the home and studio of the painter Guillaume Dubufe, traces of whose eclectic décor are still clearly visible), the Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner traces the career of an artist who, at the beginning of the 20th century, was considered one of the most important of his time. A painter and draughtsman, Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905) made his career from his native Alsace to Paris, via the Villa Medici where he stayed after winning the Prix de Rome.
A private tour will be led by Maeva Abillard, the museum's curator. Visitors will be invited to discover the artistic personality of Jean-Jacques Henner through painted sketches, preparatory studies and Salon paintings. These numerous works from the artist's studio provide an insight into how an "official" painter worked in the second half of the 19th century.
Visitors will also discover the artist's more intimate personality through objects that once belonged to him, specially brought out of storage for the occasion (glasses, pipes, cane, honorary medals, academician's hat and sword, etc.). An opportunity to discover the man behind the artist!
Studio de Constance Guisset
Visit to Constance Guisset's studio
Constance Guisset founded her studio specialising in design, interior architecture and scenography in 2009.
Her work is marked by a search for balance between ergonomics, delicacy and imagination.
Her objects are all attempts to explore the embodiment of movement through lightness or surprise, while at the same time defending a demand for comfort and a welcome for bodies and their gestures.
Constance Guisset will be opening the doors of her studio and leading a tour of the premise.
(c) Constance Guisset
Discover the reserves and workshops
of the Mobilier national
On this exceptional tour, discover some of the factories and workshops of the Mobilier national, as well as its reserves.
The Mobilier National has been supporting the creative arts and crafts since the 17th century. Its mission is to ensure the conservation and restoration of its collections, which are unique in the world, and to perpetuate and pass on exceptional skills.
A major centre of heritage, the institution is also a major player in contemporary creation and the promotion of French decorative arts.
Musée de Montmartre
The Musée de Montmartre is devoting an exhibition to Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), the emblematic artist of Montmartre in the late 19th century.
To mark the centenary of his death, the exhibition pays tribute to this unclassifiable and protean artist, who was a draughtsman, engraver, painter and sculptor who belonged to only one school: that of freedom.
Aurore Janson (assistant curator, in charge of the works at the Musée de Montmartre) offers a guided tour of this major exhibition.
Treasures of Dutch and Flemish painting
The Fondation Custodia in Paris preserves the works assembled by Frits Lugt, the great Dutch collector.
Curator Cécile Tainturier will take you on an exclusive tour of the remarkable Dutch and Flemish paintings that adorn the walls of the 18th-century mansion.
Image of the "Hollandse Kamer", the Dutch Salon in the Hôtel Turgot copyright: Philip Provily
A behind-the-scenes look at the renovation of two spaces
With François Blanchetière, curator of sculpture at the Musée d'Orsay, go behind the scenes of the recent renovation of two areas of the Musée d'Orsay, the terrace of the Porte de l'Enfer and the area known as the "back of the nave".
Auguste Rodin's Porte de l'Enfer, one of the major works in the Musée d'Orsay's sculpture collection, had been in a position since 1986 that didn't show it off to its best advantage. It now occupies a central position, in the axis of the great nave of the old station, surrounded by works that provide a better understanding of its genesis.
The space just below it, organised around the model of the Opéra district, was renovated at the same time. Under the title "Paris, capital of a modern nation", it evokes the transformation of the city during the period 1848-1914, with a selection of paintings, sculptures and models.
Jean Dubuffet, Rebonds
From one work to another
An exceptional visit led by the three curators of the exhibition "JEAN DUBUFFET, REBONDS. D'une oeuvre à l'autre", Stanislas Ract-Madoux, Déborah Lehot-Couette, and Sophie Webel, Director of the Fondation Dubuffet.
The exhibition was dictated by the desire to approach the artist in a different way, by selecting works from more or less distant periods, presenting correspondences.
These may be a variation on a theme, a similarity in composition or the presence of elements or the presence of elements foreshadowing the rest of the work.