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“Electric Fairy” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum of Modern Art City of Paris

Museum of Modern Art City of Paris
Ranked #84 of 1,086 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: Located in the East wing of the Palais de Tokyo, built for the 1937 international exposition, the museum was inaugurated in 1961. Its rich collections, with over 9,000 works, illustrate the major artistic themes of the 20th and 21st century: Fauvism, Cubism, the School of Paris, Abstract Art, New Realism, Narrative Representation, Conceptual Art, Supports/Surfaces... Its programming addresses national and international issues through monographic or historic thematic exhibits. The ARC (Animation-Recherche- Confrontation, Activities-Research-Debate) presents the latest artistic research.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Electric Fairy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

My partner recommended we visit the Electric Fairy in this museum. I had no idea what I was going tom but it turns out is is a large room with an almost 360 degree mural called La Fee d'Electricite. It was bright and colourful and portrayed the progress of the modern world up until the 30's, when it was painted. I am not particularly a lover of modern art, but I felt it was worth the visit, particularly as the museum is free. I don't believe I would have been happy to have paid to see it.

Visited October 2012
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“It is worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We saw the permanent exhibition, which displays not exactly the most modern artists.
However, the changing exhibitions were absolutely worth.

Visited October 2012
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“Watch out for closures”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

Their website said the permanent collection was open but the Duffy gallery was actually shut. Summed up the casual approach of the gallery. However, as previously mentioned, it's uncrowded, free and there are some cracking things on show. The Mattisse dancers are majestic. Well worth a visit.

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Weimar, California
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“Interesting Museum in Centre Pompidou”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

We entered the bottom floor of the Centre Pompidou after waiting in a short line then stood in another 15 minute line to buy tickets for the Modern Art Museum. We arrived in the late afternoon to avoid the crowds. I think we made a mistake buying our tickets. We paid 13 Euros each (adult--children under 18 are free) and the ticket included the regular museum tickets and the special exhibits. The problem was we were so exhausted after the regular exhibits that we didn't have energy for anything else, so you might want to just buy the ticket for the regular exhibits.
The museum takes up two floors of the Centre Pompidou. The top floor contains exhibits from 1900-1960. This was our favorite floor with some excellent representations of the major artists from this period. Since the Picasso Museum is closed for renovations right now, here is the best place to get your Picasso fix.
The floor below was interesting to us because of the choices for what constitutes modern art in the past 50 years. Seeing things like a Talking Heads MTV video from the 1980's really makes you think. We enjoyed this floor but didn't spend as much time there as we did viewing the earlier art.
There is a terrace on the top floor with terrific views of Paris and a great modern art fountain. You also get great views of the city from the windows in the museum itself.
This museum is a great place to visit and would definitely interest older children. Just remember--don't touch anything.
Here are some links to my Tout page with 15 second video clips of our experience:

Visited July 2012
3 Thank Janet B
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Excellent modern art”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

Located in the Pomipdou center with a short walk from the Metro station. The surrounding area has plenty of cafes and restaurant. The restaurant on the top of the Museum is good as well. The selection of modern art is excellent. If you are into modern art this is as good as anywhere.

Visited May 2012
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