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.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 TO JANUARY 3, 2021
From his earliest scenes of gypsy life, flute players in the 1970s and harlequin musicians to his bacchanal canvases, this exhibition explores the musical dimension running throughout Picasso’s work.
OCTOBER 16 TO MAY 2, 2021
From his childhood in outer Paris (Porte d’Orléans) to his musical universe peopled with characters sketched in verse, this exhibition explores the work of Renaud, a major torchbearer in realistic French songwriting who remains one of France’s most popular singers today.
APRIL 7 TO AUGUST 22, 2021
Accompanied by a soundtrack created by Jean-Michel Jarre using sounds of the forest, this exhibition presents Sebastião Salgado’s photographs of the Amazon—gripping images conveying the extraordinary power of nature.
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.