The National Museum of Modern Art

The National Museum of Modern Art is the one of the renowned museums in Europe and worldwide. It is the second largest museum with a collection of art and has artwork of 19th and 20th centuries. The museum was built in 1937 and established on 9 June 1947. Its a national museum and is located in 4th arrondissmement of France’s capital city, Paris, and housed in the Center Pompidou (on 4th and 5th floors).

The Modern Art Museum is the second largest museum in the world with a collection of artwork which includes contemporary art and modern art. It has more than 10,000 artwork by 6,400 artists from more than 90 countries since Fauvism started in 1905.

Art Collections:

The art works includes drawing, paintings, new media, design, cinema, print, architecture, photography and sculpture.

The contemporary art (from 1960) is usually exhibited in the 4th floor every two years and includes Conceptual Art, Pop Art, Nouveau Realism and other groups represented with work by many artists such as Daniel Buren, Andy Warhol, Bill Viola and Richard Hamilton.

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The modern art (from 1905 – 1960) is exhibited on the 5th floor and includes many styles such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dada, Abstract art, Expressionism and Surrealism with works by many artists such as Matisse, Otto Dix, Giacomo Ballad and Juan Gris.

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The museum is open everyday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm except on Tuesdays and May 1st.

Galleries close at 8:50 pm and ticket counters close at 8:00 pm.

For select exhibits, galleries counters close at 11:00 pm , and on Tuesdays and Thursdays, ticket counters close at 10:00 pm.


Ticketing is done on the ground room of the Center Pompidou since the museum is located in its 4th and 5th floors. They offer free admission for children below 18 and every first Sunday of the month. A regular admission goes for 4.00 Euros while a reduced admission ticket will cost you 3.5 Euros. You can also get the Paris Museum Pass which gives access to the Center Pompidou.

The Helpline of the National Museum of Modern Art is +33 (0) 144 78 12 33.

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The transport to the museum includes:

Bus Lines 38, 21, 29, 47, 58, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 81, 85 and 96.

Public transit access also includes Less Haloes Line 4 and Hotel due Ville or Rambuteau Line 11.

Parking is at the Rue Beaubourg Underpass.