The Museum of Contemporary Art of Paris ( Fr. Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris ) occupies the eastern wing of the Tokyo Palace . The museum has more than 8,000 exhibits, reflecting the diverse trends in the art of the 20th century.
|Paris Museum of Modern Art|
|Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris|
|Address||11, avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris|
|Visitors per year|
|Site||The official website of the museum|
Not to be confused with the French State Museum of Contemporary Art , located in the Center Georges Pompidou .
The museum was originally planned to open in 1937 as part of the International Exhibition of Arts and Technology held in Paris. In 1937, the museum does not open, and many works of contemporary artists bought by Paris during the exhibition fall into the collection of the Museum of the Small Palace . Only when the premises of the Small Palace become quite small for the collected collection (especially after the gift of Dr. Girardin ( Fr. Dr Girardin ) in 1953), a new museum opens in Tokyo Palace.
The permanent collection of the museum is exhibited in chronological order.
Historical section (1900-1960)
Here are the exhibits collected during the construction of the Tokyo Palace in 1937, as well as art objects donated by Dr. Girardin.
The historical section presents the works of the Fauves , Cubists and Post-Cubists, orphists (mainly works by Delone and Leger ), surrealists ( Picabia paintings, as well as a collection owned by Andre Breton ).
Modern section (after 1960)
The section presents different trends of modern art, among others:
- The flow of new realism : Armand , Cesar , Deschamps ( fr. Gérard Deschamps ), En ( fr. Raymond Hains ), Klein , Ress and Villegle ( fr. Jacques Villeglé ).
- Fluxus flow: Ben ( fr. Benjamin Vautier ), Ditman ( fr. Erik Dietman ), Fiyu ( fr. Robert Filliou ).
- The flow of like-minded artists ( fr. Mouvement d'artistes proches d'esprit ): Brodhars , Boltansky , Annette Messager .
- Figuration narrative movement: Cueco ( fr. Henri Cueco ), Erro , Fromanje , Rancijac ( fr. Bernard Rancillac ), Monori ( fr. Jacques Monory ), Schlosser ( fr. Gérard Schlosser ), Shtampfli ( fr. Peter Stämpfli ).
"Theft of the Century"
On the night of May 20, 2010, unknown persons kidnapped five paintings by Picasso , Matisse , Modigliani , Braque and Leger for at least € 100 million   .
- P. Picasso " Dove with green peas " (1912)
- A. Matisse " Pastoral " (1906)
- A. Modigliani " Woman with a Fan "
- F. Leger " Still Life with Candlesticks " (1922)
- J. Marriage “ Olives near Estasta " 
The museum is located in the XVI arrondissement of Paris , the nearest metro stations are Alma-Marceau and Iéna .
The museum is open every day except Monday.
Opening hours: from 10:00 to 18:00. On Thursdays the museum is open until 22:00.
- In Paris, painting was stolen for 100 million (Inaccessible reference is history ) . Radio Mayak (May 20, 2010).
- Jones, Sam Picasso and Matisse masterpieces stolen from Paris museum (Eng.) (May 20, 2010).
- From the Museum of Modern Art stolen paintings for 500 million euros Echo of the planet