Museum of Modern Art City of Paris

Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris

11 Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris, 75016
Admission: Free
Free Entry
Wheelchair Access
Late Opening
Has Temporary Exhibitions
Has Permanent Collection
 

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1000 - 1800
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 2200
Friday: 1000 - 1800
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
Closed on French Bank holidays.
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Tube : Alma-Marceau (9) Iéna (9) Pont de l'Alma (RER C).

There is not only the Centre Pompidou to display Modern Art collections in Paris. The Museum of Modern Art City of Paris is offering visitors a new approach by dividing its collection into two separate parts: the history section (rooms 1 to 12); and the contemporary section (rooms 13 to 20).

This new layout spotlights major figures and trends in art history – Rouault, Delaunay, Derain, Dufy, Fautrier, de Chirico, Étienne-Martin, Art Deco furnishings and objects – together with the most recent additions to the collection: Lehmbruck, Freundlich, Tal Coat, Chaissac, Baselitz, Byars, Penck, Lüpertz, and others.

The museum opened in 1961 with, in particular, a core of works from the “modern” collections of the Petit Palais, and was enriched due to the generosity of the collectors Emanuele Sarmiento, Mathilde Amos and Ambroise Vollard. Meanwhile, the building was designed for the International Art and Technical Exhibition in 1937.

The 1937 exhibition provided the opportunity for some remarkable acquisitions including: The Dance by Matisse, Nude in the bath and The Garden by Bonnard, The Cardiff Team by Robert Delaunay, The River by Derain, Discs by Léger, The Stopover by Lhote, The Blue Bird by de Metzinger, four Artists’ Portraits by Vuillard, furniture by Pierre Chareau, André Arbus, Jacques Emile Ruhlmann, which still number among the museum’s masterpieces, not forgetting the large murals by Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Albert Gleizes and Jacques Villon, acquired during the exhibition. The Girardin bequest in 1953 was a decisive contribution and persuaded the authorities to move from the cramped galleries of the Petit Palais and to open a dedicated area within the Palais de Tokyo.

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Past exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art City of Paris - now closed:
Co-workers 9th Oct 2015 - 31st Jan 2016
David Altmejd. Flux 10th Oct 2014 - 1st Feb 2015
Decorum : carpets and tapestries by artists 11th Oct 2013 - 9th Feb 2014
Georges Noël 22nd Jan 2015 - 3rd May 2015
Henri Darger 29th May 2015 - 11th Oct 2015
Serge Poliakoff : The dream of forms 18th Oct 2013 - 23rd Feb 2014
Sonia Delaunay-Terk 17th Oct 2014 - 22nd Feb 2015
The House of Horrors Sturtevant 29th May 2015 - 15th May 2016
Warhol Unlimited 2nd Oct 2015 - 7th Feb 2016
Zeng Fanzhi 18th Oct 2013 - 13th Feb 2014