Within the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris, the Musée de la musique is a special place where music and fine arts, history and society are all interwoven, not only in the permanent collection but also in the vibrant temporary exhibitions that reflect the mission of this unique institution.
The museum chooses exhibitions showcasing major figures from the worlds of pop, folk and academic music and significant musical cultures from around the world. Its events also explore the ties between music and fine arts, film, etc., and how music fits into a specific societal or political context.
The Barbara exhibition, an extraordinary body of photographs and audiovisual elements, reveals a multi-faceted woman and an artist who developed her remarkable career without ever betraying or repeating herself. It is the story of a free woman.
This intimist and immersive exhibition chronologically and subjectively retraces the evolution of the pop song in some 200 photos, through the sensitive regard of Étienne Daho.
Emphasising the central role that music plays in Arab societies, the Al Musiqa exhibition is conceived as a manifesto for protecting a cultural heritage that is at risk of being lost, while celebrating the extraordinary vitality of musical creation in the Arab world today.
The temporary exhibitions at the Philharmonie de Paris combine artworks, musical instruments, costumes, and interactive elements, offering visitors an immersive journey into the world of music.