Paris

France



Address:
11 Avenue du President Wilson
Paris
75116
Phone: +33 1 53 67 40 00
Website: www.mam.paris.fr

Musée D'Art Moderne

Situated in the Palais de Tokyo built for the international exhibition of 1937, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris was established in 1961. Its collections, containing more than 8000 works of art, illustrate different art currents of the twentieth century. The museum hosts exhibitions presenting principle art trends and prominent artists of the twentieth century European art scene, as well as monographic and thematic exhibitions of the principle art trends of today.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (1)

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Permanent Collection

The collection follows a chronological path, with some necessary diversions to highlight the museum’s particularly significant works as well as those belonging to the museum’s donating patrons.

The collection can be viewed through four prinicple routes:


The Historic Route, beginning with 1901, traces the collection from the time of the museum’s opening in 1937, and the additions made to it thanks to the donations of Dr Girandin. Fauvist, Cubist and Surrealist works can be viewed.


The Contemporary Route, beginning in the 1960s, priviliges the recent aquisitions of the collection. It unfolds through rooms dedicated to New Realism (Arman, Cesar, Deschamps, Hains, Klein, Raysse, Villeglé), Fluxus (Ben, Brecht, Dietman, filliou, Roth), artists of similar intent (Broodthaers, Boltanski, Feldmann, Messager), and Figurative Narrative (Cueco, Erro, Fromanger, Monory, Rancillac, Schlosser, Stampfli).

Various modes of abstraction are presented, from the 1950s to the 1990s through works exploring the autonomy of painting (Barré, Buren, Hantai, Mosset, Nemours, Soulages, Toroni) and Support-Surface (Buraglio, Dezeuze, Viallat). Arte Povera is represented with the works of Anselmo, Paolini, Fabro, Merz and Penone.


The collection then explores the most recent motions, presenting works by artists experimenting with new materials and techniques, subverting codes of representation and not allowing their work to be restricted to a specific definition. This includes photography, video work, painting and sculpture dating from the 1980s onwards, in France and in the rest of Europe (Alys, Armleder, Brandl, Bublex, Bustamante, Eliasson, Fischli and Weiss, Fr...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions

Please see www.mam.paris.fr for current exhibition details.


Previous Exhibitions

Fischi and Weiss

Flowers& Questions

A Retrospective 22 February-13 May 2007


The Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris presents the first french retrospective of Peter Fischli and David Weiss.


Since 1979, these Swiss artists have worked collaboratively, using various media such as installation, sculpture, photography, film and video. Their art, often ludique and experimental, situates itself within the spirit of Dadaism. They view our society from a distance, creating slight twists and barely perceptible alterations to reveal the incongruous, poetic dimension of the real. Playing with the expectations of the spectator, they question artistic conventions of art by bringing together references to high and popular culture. Today Peter Fischli and David Weiss are among those contemporary artists whose work has an ability to evoke a humour both subtle and “trash”, turning around the uneasiness in today’s society in a particulary reinvigorating manner.


The exhibition brings together more than twenty works, among them:


-The photography series Airports (1987-2006), in confrontation with the series Fleurs, Champignons (1997-1998) plays with cliches of the beauty and banality of landscapes.

-Soudain Cette Vue d’Ensemble (1981-2006), a hundred sculptures fashioned from unbaked clay, evoke a history of our world.


-The film, Le Droit Chemin (1983), sees the artists in rat and bear costumes, voyaging across the world in the search of minor and major truth.


-The Film, Le Cours des Choses (1987), proposes a fascinating array of everyday objects, teapots, tyres, buckets and balloons among them, coinciding ...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions (1)

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Cost

Price for individual entry:


Rouault, Matisse, Correspondances 27 October 2006- 11 February 2007:

Full price: 7 euros

Concessions: 5.50 euros (18-26 year olds, teachers, journalists, unemployed, over 60s

Children: 3.50 euros


Bookings can be made on 0892 684 694 (0.04 euros/min)


Opening hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm (last entry 5:20pm)

Closed on Monday and public holidays

Temporary exhibitions open until 10pm on Wednesdays (last entry 9:20pm)


Getting there

By Bus: Routes 32, 47, 72, 80, 82 and 92

By Metro: Take line 9 to Alma-Marceau or Iena

By RER: Take line C to Pont de l’Alma


Facilities

Disabled Visitors

Guided tours and workshops are available for groups of disabled people. Please contact Marie-Jo Berengier on +33 1 53 67 40 95.

Disabled visitors and those accompanying them benefit from free entry to the temporary exhibitions.

Parking: Three diabled parking spaces in front of the museum

Entry: Access to the museum via the lift to the right of the main museum entrance

The museum has a wheelchair available to the public, disabled access toilets, ramps and stair lifts. Unfortunately some rooms in the permanent collection as well as the book shop and cafe aren’t fitted for disabled access.


Museum Book Shop


+33 1 53 67 40 45


Cafe Facilities available


Museum internal and external photos (3)

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Education

The educational service provides conferences and workshops for all members of the public.


Groups

Guided tours, workshops and seminars, for children and adults, can be reserved at the Educational and Cultural centre

+33 1 53 67 40 80



Groups can consist of a maximum of 30 people. The following activities are available for groups:


Conference, slideshow, guided tour:

Full price: 91 euros

Concessions: 45 euros

Children and disbled visitors: 30 euros


Workshops:

Full price: 91 euros

Concessions: 45 euros

Children and disabled visitors: 45 euros


Schools

Childrens’ programmes have been designed to provide a positive introduction to modern art, and are based on school curriculums.


Programs explore the use of image, word and mathematics, as well as social and historic themes in the museum’s collection.


Special programmes are organised for art students, exploring mythology, sociology, philosophy and gender studies through the museum’s collection.


See www.mam.paris.fr for more details on student programmes or contact the educational centre on +33 1 53 67 40 80


Children

Children

School Groups

Guided Tours 30 euros per class

Workshops 40 euros per class


Groups of schoolchildren are invited to discover the museum through various themed activities and workshops.


Rouault Matisse Correspondances (until Febraury 11)


Rebellious Lines

Two- hour drawing and painting workshop for 6-12 year olds, based on Rouault’s spontaneous use of line in figurative depiction. Wednesday 24 January 2007, Saturday 27 January and Saturday 3 February, 2:30pm – 4:30pm.



Jokers


“I clearly saw that the joker was me, was us all...”

Why not go in search of the joker, the performer in us all? In this workshop, children can experiment with theatrical face make-up and create mime and circus performances.


Wednesday 31 January, Wednesday 7 February, Saturday 10 February, 2:30-4:40 pm.


Students

Childrens’ programmes have been designed to provide a positive introduction to modern art, and are based on school curriculums.


Programs explore the use of image, word and mathematics, as well as social and historic themes in the museum’s collection.


Special programmes are organised for art students, exploring mythology, sociology, philosophy and gender studies through the museum’s collection.


See www.mam.paris.fr for more details on student programmes or contact the educational centre on +33 1 53 67 40 80


Adults

Group conferences / seminars for adults run as follows:


Tuesdays 12:30 pm

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 2:30 pm

Saturdays 2:00 pm

Sundays 11:00am and 2:00pm


(duration 1 hour 30 mins)


Membership

Les Amis du Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris


+33 01 53 67 40 40


lesamis@samamvp.com