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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  • Must THE Cartier Foundation always exhibitions thinkers, interesting, amazing for small AND large follow the program closely.
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  • The Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain the nineties is hosted on Boulevard Raspail, largo and genteel, in a wide and bright building designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Inside, exhibitions of great photographic quality that most closely related to a speech of "installing" or "performance art". Last December saw accompanied by a friend who has lived for years in Paris, an exhibition entitled "Beauté Congo", colourful, dedicated to African creativity, not only as a product of colonial art, but of an autochthonous energy full of stimuli and vitality. The Foundation extends over two floors in the basement, and also in a lovely courtyard where the project required it to maintain a historic tree, called "life" planted apparently by Chateaubriand. Among the materials used prevail steel, but especially the glass that gives a feeling of lightness. There is also a bar and offices of those who work there.
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  • I would recommend this exhibition if you like animals are susceptible to climate change and all the questions we ask you take full eyes and full ears think to book online and through the store without forgetting the exhibition catalogue the collector that only costs 45 euros
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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.