A site for contemporary art, the Palais de Tokyo is conceived as a forum for experimentation and innovation. Open to everyone, it presents new ways of experiencing emerging artistic practices, it proposes exhibitions and events in a variety of formats, and it remains committed to working closely with artists.
NOON TO MIDNIGHT
Constructed on the occasion of the 1937 Universal Exposition, the building originally held the collections of the National Museum of Modern Art. In 2002, a renovation by the architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal gave the Palais de Tokyo four thousand square meters of exhibition space. Open from noon to midnight, the Palais de Tokyo is a place that is truly alive and hosts a restaurant, a cafe,a bookstore, and a boutique.
Founded in January 2002 at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Communications,the Palais de Tokyo began under the direction of Nicolas Bourriaud and Jerome Sans and, since January 2006, is now directed by Marc-Olivier Wahler. The Palais de Tokyo programming is supported by private funds, proposing a new model for funding contemporary art institutions in France.
A FEW NUMBERS
Since 2002, more than 320 artists have exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo. Over one million people have visited the site, at an average of more than 20,000 visitors per month. Over five milllion people have visited the website, www.palaisdetokyo.com.
Forthcoming exhibitionsUgo Rondinone (September 27, December 31 2007)
CostFull Price : 6 euros
Half Price : 4,50 euros (- 26 years, + 60 years)
Opening hoursOpening every day except Monday.
From midday to midnight
Getting thereMetro : Line 9. Iena or Alma-Marceau
Bus : 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 82, 92
RER C : Pont de l'Alma
FacilitiesRestaurant Tokyo Eat
Cafetaria : Tokyo Idem
Museum internal and external photos (1)Click on the images to enlarge