Université Exhibitions and Museums

return to posts
Here are the exhibitions you should not miss!

Here are the exhibitions you should not miss!

This year it feels like Paris has made a New Year resolution to present superb new exhibitions that should not be missed! From Picasso to Sérusier via Vasarely, the Hôtel de l'Université offers its recommendations for captivating cultural outings in the capital.


Orsay Museum; a prophecy of colour by Sérusier

The Orsay Museum is currently dedicating an entire exhibition to The Talisman, an influential piece by the French artist Paul Sérusier. Created in 1888, this small oil painting with its pure colours and stylised forms ushered in a new concept of visual interpretation. You can discover the detailed history of this remarkable work, from its creation to its reception, until April 28th.


Pompidou Centre; optical illusions by Vasarely

Known as the founder of Optical Art (or OpArt) in the 1950s, the Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely is this year honoured by his very first retrospective in France, presented by the Pompidou Centre. From February 6th to May 6th, the exhibition called Vasarely; The Sharing of Forms will provide you with access to more than 300 paintings, sculptures, documents and other items. A unique opportunity to plunge into a mind-bending world of optical illusions...


Picasso Museum; an exceptional meeting between Picasso and Calder

The Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and the American sculptor Alexander Calder both changed the way the world is perceived. From February 19th to August 25th, the Picasso Museum unites these two contemporaries for an exceptional exhibition featuring approximately 150 of their works. Don’t miss it during your stay! Paris continues to live up to its reputation as a world capital of culture. During your stay at the Hôtel de l'Université you can take the opportunity to discover or rediscover paintings and sculptures that have made an indelible impression on the history of art!



More information :

Sérusier at Musée d'Orsay
Vasarely at Centre Pompidou
Calder and Picasso at Musée Picasso

Hotel de l'Université, a charming hotel at the heart of Saint-Germain des Prés

Book your stay