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Centre Pompidou

Paris, France

Paris is full of art, history and delectable cuisine. The Musée National d’Art Moderne is the national modern art museum of France and holds the second largest modern and contemporary art collection in the world.

Established in 1947, the Musée National d’Art Moderne is housed in the Centre Pompidou building. Its exterior features the Stravinsky Fountain. The lively fountain features sixteen water-spraying sculptures designed by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Sainte-Phalle. And in front of the musuem, in Place Georges Pompidou, you’ll often find street performers, like mimes and jugglers, and during the spring, there are many exciting events that take place.

Within the museum, you’ll find many styles of modern art ranging from 1905 to 1960. These styles may include Surrealism, Expressionism, Cubism and more. Some of the most notable artists featured in this department include Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Jackson Pollock. The Contemporary Art department ranges from the 1960s to present times and features works by Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, George Brecht and more!

This museum is part of the Paris Museum Pass, which allows you access to most of the museums in Paris.

Visit their official website to help plan your visit! 

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