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Palais de Tokyo, Paris

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Dedicated to modern and contemporary art, Palais de Tokyo takes its name from the Avenue de Tokio, the former name of the street where it resides. The eastern wing of the building belongs to the city and hosts the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. The western wing belongs to the French state and hosts the Palais de Tokyo/Site de Création Contemporaine. The building opened for the International Exhibition of Arts and Technology of 1937. Its original name was Palais des Musées d'Art Moderne. Today, you can visit to take in several exhibits, lectures, films, and concerts. Start your trip to Paris by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Creator of Tokyo is impressive, a bit of an uneasy passage mansion opposite the Museum of Galera. It was built for the international exhibition of Arts and technologies of the year 1937. A large part is occupied by the Museum of modern art. On the lower floors provided with permanent collection, on the top-temporary exhibitions. The Matisse room, more like a chapel, allowed under the paintings of Matisse's "dance" of Paris, on a Raoul Dufy frescoes Hall "light of electricity. The Museum is a collection from fauvism and Cubism, Dada works, artists of the Paris school, Dufy, Leger, Chagall, Braque, Modigliani, Picasso, etc. The exposition is constantly updated with new works.
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  • We went to the discovery of these two exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, Museum of contemporary art located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. In addition to a café and a restaurant, there are lockers available to discover the Museum more freely. The exhibition "Dioramas" interested as its name suggests the dioramas and its many derivatives more or less recent. We start from the exhibition of old models to see religious scenes, taxidermy, the much more recent art or humorous scenes... in short, it is very diverse in terms of content and techniques, perhaps too Finally, to the point that you lose a little wire to finally say "Ah yes, that too, there is a link with the theme, actually...". Note, also a lot of photos in this exhibition, and if we have fun at the beginning to imagine these clichés as potential sets, we end in view of their number not really wanting to linger in front of. As for the 'dream of the forms'... personally, we have not adhered to the content. It did not, despite some surprising and poetic work. Too many long videos to our liking. We found that the posters and presentations of the exhibition that we found on the Internet before we came represented only a small part of the works presented and were not quite characteristic of the content of the expo. In addition, part of cartels of works were difficult to read, because of the pretty chick lighting in places.
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  • Hard night for me and buddy, it holds our present and arrive at a large tail on the approximately for 2 hours, until there normal. I have a small moment of hesitation because of the speed at which it is going I'm height by sitting on the wall bordering the line, buddy me buck, so I go back down the wall. Suddenly it takes the arm and accompanies me to the exit without anything to want to know such the bouncer a little remained. Result: uber and presales strike I want to clarify that I was not in a State of alcohol clear. Damage
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  • Quieter than other museums like the Arts Decoratifs. Usually has several temporary exhibitions at the same time so you're meant to find something you like. The cafe, bookshop and basement space are quite nice to visit as well.
  • Probably the biggest space for contemporary art in Paris. They also organize plenty of events. Good library and restaurant/café. Though its hugeness can be a little bit too intense sometimes. Easy to get lost and miss some stuffs.
  • Really cool museum if you're into the unusual art stuff. I spent literally 4 hours just browsing the galleries and enjoying every last detail of it (look for them, there are a lot). It's absolutely worth the rather small price tag.
  • Palais de Tokyo is amazing - exhibitions are always intriguing and engaging. The food at the new restaurant was on point and delicious. The staff and management were still being trained so there was still a little bit of room for improvement, however the food made up for their incompetence.
  • Very nice things but very stupid things as well. The kind of place that names anything art. It's extremely expensive compared to other museums in Paris

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