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The Centre Pompidou in Paris is a renowned cultural institution and an architectural marvel. Located in the heart of the city, this iconic museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The distinctive design of the building, with its exposed structural elements and vibrant exterior, is a symbol of architectural innovation.
Here, visitors can explore an extensive collection of artworks spanning various disciplines, including painting, sculpture, photography, and multimedia installations. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, a library, a research center, a cinema, and more.
Visitors under 18 years and EU residents under 26 (with a valid photo ID) enjoy free or discounted entry.
Children aged 3 and under can join the tour for free, while those aged 4-17 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets.
Free entry for all visitors on the first Sunday of every month
Address: Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France.
Car Parking Access: The Centre Pompidou car park at 31 Rue Beaubourg. Parking spots are reserved for handicapped visitors on levels 2 and 3.
A modern French restaurant set on a stylish terrace with the Eiffel Tower views. They serve local fare and boast a robust wine list. Prior reservations are required.
A casual snack bar and fast food restaurant overlooking the Forum of the Centre Pompidou. They serve coffee and have a menu of small plates, main courses, pizza, and desserts. An ideal pitstop for a short break; no reservations are required.
The two bookshops at the Centre Pompidou have a unique selection of books and products specializing in books of 20th and 21st-century art.
The boutique has a wide choice of souvenirs, gifts, and products including iconic items by contemporary designers and publishers.
The Centre Pompidouis known for its unusual, industrial architecture, six floors, and a view of the whole of Paris. On display are impressive artistic heritage masterpieces by Picasso, Kandinsky, Chagall, and also numerous contemporary artworks. It is also known to host first-class temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.
The Centre Pompidou's building was the vision of President Georges Pompidou and was brought to life by architects, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. It is styled to resemble a heart fed by monumental arteries in bright primary colors made of glass, steel, and colored tubing. Inside, it’s known for its unique, high-tech design boasting six storeys of large column-free spaces.
There are a number of permanent collections at the Centre Pompidou. These include collections of Modern and Contemporary Art, Photography, Architecture, Design, Cinema and New Media. You can also visit Brancusi's Studio which showcases the works of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, and the Kandinsky Library which holds printed works by major 20th and 21st-century artists.
Regular exhibitions are scheduled by the Centre Pompidou. They give visitors the chance to enjoy the ever-changing landscape of modern art. These temporary exhibitions are also designed to be enjoyed virtually through augmented reality. Past exhibitions include those of artists like Alice Neel, Prix Marcel Duchamp, Guiseppe Penone Dessins, and Sayed Haider Raza.
The Centre Pompidou's large auditorium hosts several shows and concerts. It is open to individuals and troupes to perform dance, theatre, music, and other performances of all kinds. Some of the popular shows hosted in the past are Marlene Monteiro Freitas, "Mal - Embriaguez Divina", and Ayaka Nakama Freeway Dance, Carte Blanche to Casey, and Gurshad Shaheman Fortresses.
Several iconic works of modern and contemporary art from the Centre Pompidou’s collection of 140,000 works make up this collection. The selection of works is regularly renewed. The #PompidouVIP tour is an introduction to the museum’s Very Important Pieces, like Alexander Calder's Nagedire, and Frida Kahlo's The Frame.
This collection displays worlds from the great artistic movements of the 20th and 21st centuries from around 1905 to the present day. There are paintings, sculptures, installations and more, grouped into thematic rooms featuring movements like cubism, German expressionists, abstract art, Dadaism, the Bauhaus, surrealism, and more.
Assembled in 1975, the Centre Pompidou's collection of graphic art includes over 20,000 drawings and prints. Previously displayed at the Jeu de Paume and the Musée du Luxembourg, this collection has gradually grown to include a modern section (1905 to the 1960s) featuring works from Victor Brauner, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and more.
The photography collection of the Musée d’Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou is one of the largest in the world. It houses over 45,000 prints and 60,000 negatives and covers the history of photography of the 20th century, as well as contemporary creations. The photo gallery aslo hosts thematic exhibitions with new acquisitions.
Originally part of the Centre de Création Industrielle, this collection was merged with the Musée d’Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou at in 1992. It aims to link design and industry, and has over 8,000 works, designed by almost 900 artists dating from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.
With over 13,000 works, the architecture collection of the Musée National d'Art Moderne is one of the largest in the world. Created by Dominique Bozo, it aims to demonstrate interdisciplinary modernity, featuring architecture from 1915 to the present day, from design to completion through all its forms, models, drawings, and more.
The Centre Pompidou has one of the very first collections dedicated to film, video, sound and digital media. Started in 1976, it aims to promote heritage and culture through media. It includes experimental and art films, and installations by visual artists, while the new media collection features over 2,600 works like installations, videos, sound, and interactive media dating from 1963 to the present.
A showcase of the works of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, including 137 sculptures, 87 bases, 41 drawings, two paintings, over 1 600 glass photographic plates, and original prints. Brancusi lived and worked in Paris from 1904 until his death in 1957 where he produced most of his work, even replacing works he sold with plaster copies. An exact reconstruction of the studio was made in 1997 to house his collection.
The Kandinsky Library is a multi-disciplinary collection that holds more than 18,000 printed works by major 20th and 21st century artists. This includes books of prints, manuscripts, boks about art, photographic albums, and artist’s reviews, as well as leaflets and posters. the Kandinsky Library also preserves the museum's documentary collection. These are spread across more than 180 archives.
A. Centre Pompidou is considered a haven dedicated to modern art. The high-tech architectural wonder currently houses over 100,000 pieces of art, including the Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre.
A. Yes, you can purchase Centre Pompidou tickets online.
A. There are multiple Centre Pompidou tickets available online, each offering a unique feature or facility. The price of tickets for Centre Pompidou starts from €15.
A. Yes, discounts are available on Centre Pompidou tickets. You can avail of this discount by purchasing your tickets online.
A. Yes, Centre Pompidou tickets provide priority access.
A. Yes, Centre Pompidou tickets provide access to the public library.
A. Centre Pompidou is located in Paris, France. The exact address would be - Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France.
A. Centre Pompidou is famous for housing the Musée National d'Art Moderne, the largest and most important museum of modern art in Europe.
A. Centre Pompidou boasts the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in all of Europe and possibly the world. It is popular all over the world for featuring the works of many art masters, including Picasso, Pollock, and more, and is visited by art fanatics worldwide.
A. The high-tech architecture of the building itself, often described as modern art, and the several collections of art - modern, contemporary, photographs, design, new media, and cinema are the major highlights of Centre Pompidou.
A. Yves Klein, Blue Monochrome (IKB 3), 1960; Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917; Sophie Calle, Hotel, 1981-1983; Westerveld/Flickr, Thomas Hirschhorn, Outgrowth - are few of the many masterpieces housed at Centre Pompidou.
A. Yes, Centre Pompidou is worth visiting. Holding within its walls and floors the best collection of 20th Century Art in the World, the Centre Pompidou is definitely worth a visit. It is your only chance to witness the creations of greats such as Picasso and Matisse and hundreds of additional up-and-coming artists of the world.