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Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Built for the Universal Exhibition in 1937 the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is an enormous museum that exhibits numerous different works of art by contemporary masters.

The Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris was designed by the architects Dondel, Aubert, Viard and Dastugue and inaugurated in 1961, it is located in the left wing of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

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Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

After some modernising, the building reopened in February 2006 and its vast, white-walled galleries are a great backdrop for the bold 20th century art and while this incredible city's modern art museum has not generated the same sort of buzz as the Pompidou Centre, it can provide a more pleasant museum experience, as it doesn't get as crowded. 

Chronologically speaking, this museum takes over where the Musée d'Orsay leaves off and to a large extent, it owes its place as an incredible museum to the people who were generous enough to donate their incredible works of art.

This museum borders on the River Seine in the 16th arrondissement of Paris and has a permanent collection of paintings and sculptures that are owned by the city, but there are also temporary exhibitions held as well.

The museum has major collections of works by Georges Rouault, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Marcel Gromaire and several monumental paintings, but also houses the largest painting in the world in a special room, by Raoul Dufy.

Temporary exhibitions form a major part of the museum's activity and its program utilises monographic exhibitions devoted to great figures of the French and European scene, which combine the historical and contemporary works of art.

But this is the sort of museum you should come to if your visits to the Musee d'Orsay and The Louvre have not satiated you, as it presents lots of different ever changing exhibits by individual artists from all over the world or on trends in the international art scene.

Exhibits do change on a regular basis, but there are often large gaps between the exhibitions and different shows, so it is always advisable to check what is on and when, so that you will not be disappointed.

The Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris hosts retrospectives aimed at the prominent movements and artists that populated the 20th-century artistic scene, along with more focused exhibitions showcasing the main trends shaping art today.

There is a bookshop in which you can purchase numerous items of your interest along with souveniers and by prior arrangement guided tours are also available.  You will be pleased to know that this museum is accessible to the disabled and wheelchairs are even available to use, plus the use of a camera is allowed, and the museum is open from 10am to 5.30pm on a Tuesday through to Sunday, yet like most, it is closed on a Monday along with most national holidays.

Address & Contact Details:

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson

Telephone: 1 53 67 40 00

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