EvENTS IN Pas de Calais

The Urban Conquest exhibition in Calais

From 6 April to 3 November


The museum of fine-arts in Calais opens its doors to street-art, a phenomenon that has earned a major place in the recent history of creativity. This exhibition also reaffirms that the museum is open to multiple art forms with exhibitions that are accessible to the uninitiated.  Through more than 60 works and creations by pioneering artists from the 60s to the present day, URBAN CONQUEST goes back to the origins and the evolution of urban art.


The Beatles photos by Jean-Marie Périer

From 6 July to 3 November 2019

Jean-Marie Périer rubbed shoulders with and immortalised all the artists that defined the 1960s. The exhibition at the Château d’Hardelot is dedicated to the appearance of the Fab Four from Liverpool through the eyes of Jean-Marie Périer. Blending pop sophistication and a joyfully relaxed feel, the photographs on display reveal the ties of confidence and friendship that existed between the band and the photographer for several years.

Exhibition designed and presented by the Pas-de-Calais Council.


Carte blanche to Olivier Theyskens; In Praesentia

From 15 June 2019 to 5 January 2020

In Praesentia

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode has given carte blanche to Belgian designer Olivier Theyskens who is known for reveries in which the costume is the principal actor. « In Praesentia » is a project constructed in fragments and through collisions, inspired by a creative dialogue between the singular work of Olivier Theyskens and the historic, textile and industrial collections of the Cité.


50 years ago; Mankind’s first steps on the Moon 

From July 2019 to June 2020

To mark the 50th anniversary of Mankind’s first steps on the Moon, La Coupole presents an original exhibition on the origins and fundamentals of the quest to conquer Space. Displayed in four major sections, the exhibition tackles the technological and scientific challenges that such an expedition involved, the Moon Hoax or science in the face of conspiracy theories, a few perspectives of the Earth and the Moon and the race to the Moon between USSR and the USA.

Memories of the Treaty of Versailles

From 28  June to 11 November

Within the framework of the commemorations to mark the First World War, the « Château de Versailles in Arras » partnership presents a definitive event based around the Treaty of Versailles, signed in the Hall of Mirrors on 28th June 1919 and marking the end of the conflict. In order to retrace this historic event, around a dozen works taken from the collections of the Château de Versailles will be displayed exclusively at the Museum of Fine-Arts of Arras.

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The Poland Exhibition at the Louvre-Lens

From 25 September 2019 to 20 January 2020

Painting the soul of a nation

2019 marks a century since the signing of the convention between France and Poland « relating to emigration and immigration », that led to the large scale arrival of Polish workers in France and, more specifically, in the mining Basin of the north of the country. In order to commemorate this defining event for the identity of the local area, the Louvre-Lens Museum is presenting a major retrospective of Polish paintings from the 19th Century in conjunction with the National Museum in Warsaw.