Musee Art Moderne near Eiffel Tower is as rich as Centre Pompidou and less crowded.A hidden treasure in Paris.
The french government commissioned Palais de Tokyo for 1937 Paris International Exhibition.
In 1961, the modern art collections of the City of Paris of Petit Palais were transferred to the new Musee art moderne in Palais de Tokyo.
Continuously enriched by donations (in 2011, 4 paintings by Bernard Buffet and 61 by Giorgio de Chirico), Musee Art Moderne competes with Centre Pompidou as 20th century reference art museum.
Musee Art Moderne has 6000 pieces of art spanning the 20th century. Its bright and spacious interior is a perfect setting for the permanent collections and the remarkable temporary exhibitions.
The museum is famous for its paintings by Giorgio de Chirico, Robert Delaunay, Raoul Dufy (La fee electricite), Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse (La danse), Kees Van Dongen.
Musee Art Moderne is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Late opening on Thursdays until 10pm (exhibitions only). Ticket counters close at 5.15 pm (9.15 pm on Thursdays).
Musee Art Moderne is closed during public holidays. Check by calling the museum.
Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 53 67 40 00
Paris metro: metro station Iena on line 9