Paris, "the city of light is emerging as a hot contemporary art center" and "is suddenly in a very good mood for art", as reported in The Wall Street Journal . There are several modern art museums already well established in Paris, but if you're interested in contemporary art creation then this is the place for you.
Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris created in 1937 can not be missed if you want to enjoy some contemporary art in all of its forms. Located in the east wing of Palais de Tokyo, the Modern Art Museum is also eye candy for architecture buffs. This monumental palace has two large wings perpendicular to the Seine. Modern Art Museum of Paris and the Palais de Tokyo are connected by a peristyle opening onto terraces that go down to the river, which opens up to a broad perspective of Seine. You can enjoy a coffee on the terrace and see the sunlight shining through the large columns.
Unlike Center Pompidou, Musée d'Art Moderne is more Paris-centric and dedicated to Modern and Contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries, focusing on Fauves and cubists, the Ecole de Paris, and works by the Delaunays and Fautrier. Each floor corresponds to a specific axis of the program. The floor ARC presents the French and international contemporary scenes with prospective exhibitions from individual or group young artists such as Dynasty, La Scene mexicaine or Bertille.
The museum collections include more than 10,000 works from art movements of the 20th century. Exhibitions highlight the European and international art scenes of the 20th century, as well as displaying monographic and thematic exhibitions of trends in today's art. Temporary exhibitions run every six weeks.
Wandering in the Musée d'Art Moderne can be a wonderful experience of mental exercise, but if you are on the run due to the fast-paced schedule, you can still be wowed by numerous artwork offered by the museum's online collection!
Name: Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Address: 11 avenue du Président Wilson
Phone number: 01 53 67 40 00
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Tue-Sun
Evening opening for exhibitions only, on Thursday until 10pm
Adults: 5 to 11€
Young people (14 to 26 years old) : 50% of the full price
Free entry for children
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