Guides to Fine Arts Like Painting, Designing, Architecture, Sculpture, Photography and More

By Pierre Fontaine


A large number of tourists mistakenly think that there is only a single museum of modern art in Paris.

There are two Modern Art Museums in Paris. However, there are still other places that display modern art.

The Palace of Modern Art is but a portion of a huge palace in 11 Avenue du President Wilson named after Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States during the First World War. It is the first of the two modern art museums located in Paris.

If you're coming to this modern art museum in Paris using the metro system then the closest stations are Iena and Alma Marceau, both only a couple of hundred meters away from the museum.

This museum in Paris has collections illustrating every school of artistic expression that existed in France during the 20th century. This includes art collections in the styles of Cubism, Fauvism, Dada and expressionism.

Among the French modern artists highlighted in Palace of Modern Art are Duffy, Modigliani, Soutine, Braque and Picasso.

This museum in Paris is open daily, excluding Monday, from 10am until 5.30pm. On weekends opening hours are increased an hour into the evening. This museum often conducts temporary exhibitions of modern art, for which there is a separate entrance fee.

Another spot to see modern artworks in Paris is located at the well-known Pompidou Center. It contains 3000 pieces of modern artworks not only from France but several parts of the world. But then it usually leases its pieces to other art museums in the city and other parts of the country, so it is best to check with the custodian if you intend to see a particular art piece.

Like the city modern art museum in Paris, this museum holds number of temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists from France. These are generally held in the southern wing of the museum. Entrance to this museum in Paris can be accessed from Rue Saint Merri.




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