Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
(3.4/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain is a museum of contemporary art. It was founded in 1984 by the well-known jewel and watch manufacturer Cartier. In 1994, the museum moved to its current building, designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Add Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain and other attractions to your Paris trip itinerary using our Paris trip itinerary builder.
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  • Difficult to have a clear-cut opinion. This will depend on what you are looking for in your quest for contemporary art. Personally, the great Orchestra of animals has been a great experience, first because the price was low (the kids were little) and then because there were few in the world. So we Park and the cabin devoted to the cat of Agnès Varda. We the tables came from Africa and diving in a strange room dedicated to the plankton, it was Star Trek without Mr Spoke. After the highlight of the show is in a dark room. Here we listen to the songs of animals. It's interesting at the start, the sounds of the animals turn into light show but... But it's a bit long. The public young booklet will entertain children. The canvas of the explosive entry excites the curiosity and is a good way to see that art does not spare his sources of inspiration to renew itself. It's a good time which should not expect too much. First contemporary art because is relatively indefinable, and then because it is an experience, an attempt. There is not necessarily consistent in this musical representation of animals. There is a link that everyone can find it or not. This is especially and foremost awareness of the genius of nature and animals. The man would only be a small copyist who flew to Mother Nature the art of color and music.
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  • I visited the Bernie Krause Animal Orchestra exhibit here and found it to be fascinating. Besides the commissioned pieces on the main floor (including Cornell Ornithology videos of amazing birds) ther...  more »
  • The signage is nonexistent and come down I thought that there wasn't a room, actually are there three which one with the screen on the ground that scrolls the image of? I think of the plankton (but no explanation) with a background sound execrable. Barely entered the kids wanted to go out, the soundtrack was earache. The room on the biophonie was really good. Once back, there is little as 4 small screens showing greater parades that were interesting. The rest really heartbreaking and uninteresting. We are out in thinking have missed other rooms, but not... I find it really too expensive for what we saw
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  • The building is nice, and the current exhibition "The Great Animal Orchestra" is fantastic, in my opinion. However, the management is terrible. I paid to see an exhibition I was very interested in, only to find it treated as a playground for children. Kids were running around screaming in an exhibition designed to sit in silence and appreciate sounds of nature. Granted I made the mistake of coming on a Saturday, so I asked management if I could instead come back on a weekday at no extra charge. They firmly said no, and expressed no concern for the children. They should make an effort to at least have signs indicating silence is preferred, and ask parents to make an effort in silencing their children. It truly was painful, seeing such a beautiful piece of art ruined this way, and as a customer, I found it ridiculous they would not meet me in the middle and understand my dissatisfaction. Bravo to the artist, shame on the curator. If you do decide to check this exhibition out, which is worthwhile, go in the middle of the day on a weekday during school time.
  • Great gallery space, some wonderful exhibitions here. I saw Modern Congolese Art a year ago. Terrific. Nice cafe around the back, sit in the sun and enjoy an ice cream.
  • The building is pretty good. But exhibition about animal is only good for childrens.
  • The only reason why I'm not giving it a one star is because the last floor had some things worth seeing. The current exhibition, The Great Animal Orchestra, is basically a bunch of bird videos and noises. An utter waste of money. Maybe it is worth paying $5 a person, max. Disappointed I had to pay at all.
  • The architecture by Jean Nouvel - probably the most famous French architect alive - is awesome. The foundation hosts temporary exhibitions that are always of great quality. Don't miss the cute little garden behind the building.