Sesame Exhibitions


Choose Sesame, and enjoy free, priority and unlimited access to 2 exhibitions of the Grand Palais.

Choose Sesame+ and enjoy free, priority and unlimited access to 4 exhibitions of the Grand Palais and Musée du Luxembourg.

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Noir & Blanc : une esthétique de la photographie
Collections de la Bibliothèque nationale de France 
From 8th April to 6th July 2020
Rooted in the history of photography, black and white embody the essence of this discipline with its aesthetic and plastic force. Grand Palais invites you to discover 300 emblematic prints from the exceptional collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, through this transversal theme.


From 25th March to 8th June 2020
This immersive exhibition plunges the visitors in the heart of Pompei, in the time of its splendour, and during the tragedy of its destruction, via 360° screenings in very high resolution, 3D reconstitutions with acoustic creations. The exhibition ends with the presentation of the different excavations, from old to current ones.





At the Musée du Luxembourg with Sesame+

Man Ray and fashion
From April to July 2020
Close to Dada and Surrealist movements, Man Ray became in the 1920s the photographer of very popular fashion houses and published his pictures in the most famous revues. Linking photography and fashion, this exhibition presents an unknown aspect of the work of this great artist from the 20th century.
Femmes peintres
 © Beaux-Arts de Paris, Dist. Rmn – Grand Palais – Image Beaux-Arts de Paris.


Women Painters, 1780-1830

The birth of a fight

From 6th October to 31th January 2021
Between the 1780s and 1830s, women artists gained unprecedented visibility, which helped to establish the place of women in artistic production. During these few decades, the status of the artiste libre and the creation of the Salon libre radically and permanently transformed the French artistic landscape for both men and women.


*The exhibitions program is subject to change. The 2020 passes give a priority access to the exhibitions of the following seasons: spring 2020 and automn 2020.

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