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Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

11 avenue du President Wilson, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 53 67 40 00
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Located in the East wing of the Palais de Tokyo, built for the 1937 international exposition, the museum was inaugurated in 1961. Its rich collections, with over 11,000 works, illustrate the major artistic themes of the 20th and 21st century: Fauvism, Cubism, the School of Paris, Abstract Art, New Realism, Narrative Representation, Conceptual Art, Supports/Surfaces... Its programming addresses national and international issues through monographic or historic thematic exhibits. The ARC (Animation-Recherche- Confrontation, Activities-Research-Debate) presents the latest artistic research.
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11 avenue du President Wilson, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 53 67 40 00
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was the museum I most looked forward to visiting in Paris - both for their permanent collection and for the temporary exhibit showcasing Giacometti, Derain and Balthus. When I got there, I had walked up from the Avenue de New York side not knowing...More

Thank cayenne75
Peggy D, Service communication at Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your message. We are sorry to hear that you had some problems finding the museum’s entrance. In 2018, the museum will be under renovation works to welcome individuals and groups in better conditions. Most of our museum’s guides are using headphones with...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

We have been here before but came for the special exhibits, "Giacometti, Derain and Balthus" and "Medusa". Both were very good, very creative. Took a very quick look again at the permanent exhibits. Good cafe, especially if the weather is nice.

Thank huntejk
Peggy D, Communication at Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your review ! Starting December 1st we will show new works of art in the renewed rooms of our permanent collections.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

This art gallery is free to enter but you have to pay for special exhibitions. It is a bit confusing when you enter. There is a stunning mural called "The Electric Fairy" and a really good Matisse. However the day we visited a lot of...More

Thank Taxidevil
Peggy D, Communication at Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that some rooms of our permanent collections were closed. It's because we are working on a new show of our permanent collections. Starting December 1st you will be able to see great works of art from the...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Here is a free museum of modern art that makes a great lunch activity. We went on a Sunday. Not crowded. The cafe has very good hot meals made on site and a selection of sandwiches. The cafe patio overlooks the Eiffel Tower and has...More

Thank GuyA473
Reviewed 20 August 2017

These three very different artists knew each other and influenced each other. This very large,well presented exhibition displays many of their best works as well as some lesser known ones sometimes from private collections. It also shows that they all worked on costumes and decors...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Before you go, consult the listings to see what the special expos cover. If there is something of interest to you, go as this is a big and excellent gallery space, perfect for showing off great art. Otherwise, the building is not very interesting, modern...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Love free stuff, especially in Paris. The majority of the rooms with the permanent collection are being renovated, but there is still much to see. A gallery exhibiting the works of Derain, Balthus, and Giacometti. For one visit it was definitely enough to see! No...More

Thank megcram
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The mural on the top floor of the permanent display in the museum is well worth the visit, tracing famous scientist through history, and getting close to changes that have happened. The lower floor has some very interesting paintings showing different techniques and letting the...More

Thank eleniux144
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

It was our third time in Paris so we had already visited the Louvre, Orsay, etc. This museum is different and fresh... and the entrance is free (for the permanent part).

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I love modern art, however my experience was left a little bewildered and it wasn't the art. I read that the permanent display was free and you paid for the temporary exhibits. Sounds easy enough. Well we tried to figure out where our temporary exhibit...More

1  Thank WCPT
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museums overlook the Eiffel Tower and embassies fill
the avenues and streets. Locals head to the butcher,
florist, or bakery on their daily rounds amidst luxury
and splendour, all with a view over Paris and its most
famous tower. Snuggled in between the grand buildings
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Response from Terry B | Reviewed this property |
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Response from MrBisto | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as it wasn't on yet when we were there however they had an exhibition of something else which was €5 entrance.