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Paris Museum of Modern Art, Paris

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Paris Museum of Modern Art dedicates itself to modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Exhibits highlight European and international art, as well as prominent artists and themes in contemporary art. The museum's permanent collection includes works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, and Fernand Léger. Collections include avant-garde styles of the 1960s, German Pop Art, and recent acquisitions exploring the latest trends in French and international art. Put Paris Museum of Modern Art at the forefront of your travel plans using our Paris trip generator.
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  • Exposure Derain... plays its role but I remained insensitive exposure Medusa it is a great disappointment, great efforts of conceptualisation in the end the profusion creates only one trivial, but soporifante "list" of jewelry, stones... To be honest, I have no memory of the beautiful smile of the poster.
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  • 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. O...  more »
  • The exhibition is very large, should not be expected to visit in a short time, on the contrary. It is not simply to show the jewelry with the artist's name (if it is not unknown) but to discover a form of expression of the oldest (one of the exhibits is dated-15.000 years) and the most universal. The whole forms a finally very coherent whole that leads to questions fun contemporary artists when they are expressed by the adorner. A very beautiful discovery that this exhibition which is worth the detour for all that love out of the box.
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  • Great, had lots of help with the baby stroller when there were no elevators available. Beautiful art pieces. Bilingual info English and French. Museum is a good reasonable size, easy to visit in a half day's time. The Cafe just reopened today, beautiful view and outdoor eating space.
  • The museum is a nice escape from all the super touristy areas. Not many people so you can really take your time and enjoy the art. Only the permanent collection is free, and it's currently pretty small because of renovations. But a nice break and interesting artwork. You need to enter from the Wilson side. I went to the New York side first and there's no entrance that way.
  • The current special exhibition of works by the artist Karel Appel is very interesting if you keep an open mind. Unfortunately the permanent collection which has free admission is temporarily closed for renovations. A superb view of the Eiffel Tower from the square where you can enjoy a coffee. Note that the on site bookshop has many interesting art books, mostly in French. One final note that the exterior area around the building is a mecca for skateboarders and actually not very clean! (Did anyone say pissoir?)
  • Awesome museum, if you like modern art. The exhibition we saw was beautifully comissioned.
  • Though much of their general exhibition was closed, the rest of the museum was very interesting. A lot of it was in both English and French.

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