Centre Pompidou

19, rue Beaubourg, Paris, 75004
Admission: EUR 13
Wheelchair Access
Late Opening
Good for Kids
Recommended
Has Temporary Exhibitions
Has Permanent Collection
 

Opening Times

Monday: 1100 - 2100
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 1100 - 2100
Thursday: 1100 - 2300
Friday: 1100 - 2100
Saturday: 1100 - 2100
Sunday: 1100 - 2100
Late opening on Thursdays till 11pm for exhibitions. Closed 1st May, 24th and 31st December.
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Tube : Rambuteau (11), Chatelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14), Hôtel de Ville (1), Etienne Marcel (4).

The Centre Pompidou is one of the most important museum in Paris, an unmissable museum if you are interested in Contemporary art.

This huge complex located in the heart of Paris, in the Beaubourg area, was designed in the style of high-tech architecture and houses the Musée National d'Art Moderne which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe.

More than 60,000 works constitute this collection of modern and contemporary art covering the XX and XXI centuries through artists which artworks had major influence in recent years.

In the 60s, the idea for a multicultural complex, as a nerve centre of the French art and culture, was sprouted from André Malraux, the first minister of cultural affairs. The architecture of the centre was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano; British architect Richard Rogers; and Italian architect Gianfranco Franchini, assisted by Ove Arup & Partners.

The museum was created in 1947, first housed in the Palais de Tokyo the collection moved to the actual site in 1977. The museum has the second largest collection of modern and contemporary art in the world, after the MOMA in New York, with more than 70,000 works of art. These works include painting, architecture, photography, cinema, new media, sculpture and design. A part of collection is on exhibit in a 14,000 square meters space. The works displayed often change in order to show to the public the variety and depth of the collection.

In 2014 a new area devoted to the exhibition of photography has been opened. This photography gallery will provide with three exhibitions dedicated to historic or contemporary photography each year, thus revealing the wide-ranging variety of the Centre Pompidou's remarkable collection of 40,000 photographs: one of the finest in the world and the most important in Europe. It completed the making of the several major exhibitions organized each year on either the first or sixth floors.

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Marcel Duchamp
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Max Ernst
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Germany
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Pablo Picasso
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Spain
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Paul Klee
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Piet Mondrian
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Past exhibitions at Centre Pompidou - now closed:
Daniel Dewar et Grégory Gicquel, Prix Marcel Duchamp 2012 25th Sep 2013 - 6th Jan 2014
Duras Song, Portrait of the writings 15th Oct 2014 - 12th Jan 2015
Florence and Daniel Guerlain Donation 16th Oct 2013 - 31st Mar 2014
Frank Gehry 8th Oct 2014 - 26th Jan 2015
Jacques-André Boiffard, the surrealist bracket 5th Nov 2014 - 2nd Feb 2015
Jeff Koons 26th Nov 2014 - 27th Apr 2015
Latifa Echakhch 8th Oct 2014 - 26th Jan 2015
Marcel Duchamp 24th Sep 2014 - 5th Jan 2015
Pierre Huyghe 23rd Sep 2013 - 6th Jan 2014
Plural Modernities from 1905 to 1970 23rd Oct 2013 - 26th Jan 2014
Robert Delaunay, endless rhythm 15th Oct 2014 - 12th Jan 2015
Roy Lichtenstein 3rd Jul 2013 - 4th Nov 2013
Surrealism and the object 30th Oct 2013 - 3rd Mar 2014