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The Palais de Tokyo (Palace of Tokyo) is a building dedicated to modern and contemporary art. It only hosts temporary exhibitions and that when exhibitions are under construction, only the bookshop and the restaurants of the Palais de Tokyo remain open! Check their calendar for the next opening.
The collections are located in a building which was inaugurated by President Lebrun on May 24, 1937, at the time of the International Exhibition of Arts and Technology of 1937. The eastern wing of the building belongs to the City of Paris and hosts the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris). The building has since then hosted a number of establishments, projects, and creative spaces.
In March 2002, Nicolas Bourriaud and Jérome Sans launched the site for contemporary creation in the west wing of Palais de Tokyo. Endowed with a restricted operating budget, but run by a brilliant and committed team, it soon became simply known as Palais de Tokyo, quickly making its mark as a trendsetter in the art world.
The current contemporary art center specializes in the emerging French and international art scene. With no permanent collection, it is not a museum but a place that creates and presents its own exhibitions.
The site describes itself as "an anti-museum par excellence, a rebellious undeveloped plot in the 16th arrondissement, a offbeat yet ambitious “palace”, a place for exchanges and surprises, it was the pioneer of a movement of reconciliation between the City of Light and contemporary art (...) magical yet violent, poetic and transgressive, sensual yet meditative, huge yet intimate, public yet secret".