The bounds of art have moved far beyond the ordinary. And if there is one city that displays a stunning and spell-binding collection of contemporary art, it is yours truly, Paris alone! From dramatic abstract art to innovative art master pieces, various Paris museums of modern art are producing hard-hitting displays!
Centre Georges Pompidou
Opening its doors first in 1977, the Centre Pompidou exceeded all expectations. The Italo-British architectural duo of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers became known for their ingenious creation of an ‘inside-out’ boiler house approach. When tourists visit this building they are overwhelmed at how the air-conditioning, escalators, etc are built OUTSIDE the building, leaving the inside rather clear. The Centre Pompidou proudly houses the second largest collection of modern art in the world, after the Moma, with over 50,000 works by 5,000 artists on its website. In display, however, a fraction of 600 works can be viewed at a time.
La Gaîté Lyrique
A passion for technology and digital art? The La Gaîté Lyrique, formerly known as Belle Époque Gaïté Lyrique theatre has been revamped and transformed to allow visitors to indulge in digital, music, graphics, film, fashion, and design manifestation of art. When 19th-century composer Jacques Offenbach developed the theatre, it was a far cry from contemporary art display. Today, however, building has been through various architectural innovations, now a center point for the city’s cultural expression and live multimedia performances.
Espace Claude Berri
Claude Berry, one of France’ most respected and renowned film directors and producers had made quite a name for himself with some successful releases and international hits with Jean de Florette and Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis. However, in the year 2008, he redefined his fame by making a monumental contribution in the contemporary art world: the founding of Espace Claude Berri – a venue for exhibitions by some of the hidden and up-coming talents in the art world, including Berri’s own impressive collection.
The mogul, also a connoisseur of art, had been purchasing paintings from 1970, and by the time of his death had a unique collection, talked about all over in France. With a vision to display his stunning art collection, he opened the doors of Espace Claude Berri, where besides his collection, visitors can also find the works of living artists from around the world. Contemporary and modern art in all its glory – that’s what you’ll find here!
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Situated at the east wing of Palais de Tokyo, the modern art museum displays a stunning collection of works by the Delaunays, Fauves, Cubists, the Ecole de Paris and Fautrier. Furthermore, you may find yourself feasting your eyes on deco furniture, Raoul Dufy’s vast mural, La Fee Electricité, halfway up the stairs and various art expressions on ceramics.
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